Harry Kane scored all three goals as Tottenham Hotspur eventually managed all three points in a game in which the scoreline doesn’t really do justice to APOEL Nicosia.
APOEL played quite well in the first half, creating a lot of chances but were undone by Harry Kane’s goal in the 39th minute. Tottenham extended the lead further in the 62nd and 67th minute.
It could all have been very different had APOEL Nicosia taken all their chances. Below are Tottenham Hotspur individual player ratings:
The Frenchman made quite a few errors in the first half, one of which could have turned out to be costly although the 30-year-old did well in the second as he made quite a few vital saves.
Aurier had an average game and seemed quite ponderous on the ball and contributed nothing in terms of end-product.
Alderweireld was excellent as he made some really good interceptions and also got the vital assist for Harry Kane.
Sanchez had an excellent game as he made some really good interceptions and blocks. His made quite a lot of aerial clearances.
Davies was decent as he made quite a few runs forward and also did his job defensively. He was shifted to the left-back position in the second-half.
Trippier’s crossing was quite exceptional. He got the assist for Harry Kane’s third goal.
Dier was guilty of giving APOEL Nicosia too much space and time in the midfield.
Despite his good work, Winks often went unnoticed. Several good chances which eventually failed were initiated by him. He also dribbled past APOEL midfielders on a number of occasions.
Sissoko didn’t really contribute much in the first half but made a few good runs in the second half. He gave the assist for Kane’s second goal.
Son wasted quite a lot of opportunities for Tottenham, one from point-blank range. He also wasted quite a lot of offensive opportunities to pass the ball to advanced players.
Harry Kane was again excellent for Tottenham as he got the hat-trick scoring three really good goals. The 24-year-old now has 5 goals in 2 appearances in the Champions League this season.
Llorente did well to go in advanced positions and hold the ball there. He also made two good defensive clearances with his head.
N’Koudou often seemed to be wanting to do a little too much on his own. His shots were all quite wayward.
Georgiou played too little to warrant a rating.