Southampton 2-5 Tottenham: Player Ratings as Four Son Heung-min Goals Catch Saints Cold

Ross Kennerley
4 goals. 4 assists. Fourking hell.
4 goals. 4 assists. Fourking hell. / Pool/Getty Images

Tottenham claimed all the spoils from their trip to Southampton after Son Heung-min's four goals helped earn the visitors a comeback 5-2 Premier League win at St Mary's on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's side, who were pretty woeful in the first half, caught the Saints cold with four strikes from their South Korean forward and another from Harry Kane, after Danny Ings had opened the scoring.

Here are your player ratings from Southampton's clash with Tottenham.


1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

McCarthy isn't a very good goalkeeper.
McCarthy isn't a very good goalkeeper. / Robin Jones/Getty Images

Alex McCarthy (GK) - 5/10 - Got caught out on a few occasions being unsure whether to push up or keep to his position. Was in no-man's land for the equaliser.

Kyle Walker-Peters (RB) - 6/10 - Lovely ball for the opener and looks five times the player he was at Spurs based off that performance. Lost composure towards the end.

Jack Stephens (CB) - 4/10 - Got caught cold by four of Spurs' goals for playing too high. Simply nowhere near quick enough to catch the South Korean.

Jan Bednarek (CB) - 4/10 - See above.

Ryan Bertrand (LB) - 5/10 - Left much of the attacking duties to Djenepo in front of him, but marshalled Lucas Moura well who struggled to impact proceedings.

2. Midfielders

Djenepo caused havoc to Doherty all match
Djenepo caused havoc to Doherty all match / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Stuart Armstrong (RM) - 6/10 - The least involved of the midfield four, Armstrong was used in a more tactical sense to draw out Ben Davies from his position and allow Kyle Walker-Peters to overlap.

James Ward-Prowse (CM) - 6/10 - Wasn't his usual composed self but found the runs of Che Adams and Danny Ings in the first half when they dropped deep effectively.

Oriol Romeu (CM) - 6/10 - Got an early yellow card which raised tensions but composed himself for the rest of the match and bullied Harry Winks.

Moussa Djenepo (LM) - 7/10 - Came in for the injured Nathan Redmond and caused havoc to Matt Doherty all game. His trickery and flair were a menace throughout.

3. Forwards

Adams and Ings make an exciting partnership
Adams and Ings make an exciting partnership / Pool/Getty Images

Che Adams (ST) - 6/10 - The only slight on Adams' performance was that he didn't score. Had a couple of opportunities he could have done better in but was lively throughout and dropped into a number ten role to collect possession very well.

Danny Ings (ST) - 8/10 - Even from the tightest of angles, Danny Ings is a danger. His finishing is sublime and Eric Dier had a torrid time picking up his runs in behind and from deep. Scored a penalty that should never have been given.

4. Substitutes

Will Smallbone - 5/10

Nathan Tella - 5/10

Shane Long - 4/10


5. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Made some key saves at crucial points
Made some key saves at crucial points / Pool/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) - 7/10 - Made some key saves in both halves but there were question marks over his attempt to save Ings' goal. Harsh call as the strike was clean and taken quickly.

Matt Doherty (RB) - 5/10 - Got caught out playing high up the pitch by Moussa Djenopo and looked shaky in defence, but wasn't given much help by Moura in front of him.

Eric Dier (CB) - 6/10 - Slow to react to the opening goal but dealt with crosses well.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - 6/10 - Dealt with balls into the box well and made some key clearances. Passes out from the back were slick.

Ben Davies (LB) - 5/10 - He scores poorly but it's not all his fault. A lack of options when in possession meant he couldn't make any progression up the pitch.

6. Midfielders

Hauled off at half time.
Hauled off at half time. / Pool/Getty Images

Harry Winks (CM) - 6/10 - Rarely gave the ball away and was tasked with being the main shield in front of the Spurs back four.

Tanguy Ndombele (CM) - 6/10 - Produced a superb bit of skill to help set up Son's goal. Bizarrely taken off at half time. Injury?

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - 6/10 - Not the best return for the Dane, who looked unsure of his role in the team, whether he was the enforcer or more box-to-box. Improved much more in the second period.

7. Forwards

Son knows how to score.
Son knows how to score. / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Lucas Moura (RW) - 5/10 - Did nothing.

Harry Kane (ST) - 9/10 - Was forced to live off balls in behind and showed his frustration at the approach, but kept his professionalism and laid off each assist for Son's goals. Superb deliveries. Got the goal he deserved.

Heung-min Son (LW) - 9/10 - When he gets the chance, he more often than not scores. Given how poor Spurs were for large periods of the game, you can't help but feel they're very, very lucky to have him.

8. Substitutes

Giovani Lo Celso - 7/10

Erik Lamela - 6/10

Steven Bergwijn - N/A