Tottenham 2-3 Bournemouth: Player Rating as Ouattara stuns Spurs with dramatic last-gasp winner


Dango Ouattara’s dramatic late strike snatched a 3-2 win for Bournemouth over Tottenham in a Premier League thriller on Saturday.

Arnaut Danjuma looked to have salvaged a point for Spurs with an 89th-minute equaliser after goals from Matias Vina and Dominic Solanke put the Cherries in front following Son Heung-min’s opener.

But Ouattara had the final say with a superbly composed finish in the fifth minute of stoppage time to hand Gary O’Neil’s side three precious points in their battle to stay in the top flight.

Defeat is the latest setback for Spurs in their quest to qualify for the UEFA  Champions League, with key clashes against rivals Newcastle United and Manchester United to come.

Tottenham player ratings (3-4-3)

GK: Hugo Lloris – 5/10 – Twice dinked. Harsh to suggest this was more about his goalkeeping and less about the good finishing, though.

CB: Cristian Romero – 4/10 – A reliable defender but sometimes caught out with his stray passing and relaxed mannerisms.

CB: Eric Dier – 4/10 – Looked far less sharp than Solanke in the key duel.

CB: Clement Lenglet – 6/10 – His beautiful ball over the Bournemouth defence set up the opening goal. Withdrawn later in the first half through injury.

RM: Pedro Porro – 3/10 – Dribbled into trouble way too often in the first half. A reliable creator after the break but the damage had been done.

CM: Oliver Skipp – 4/10 – Outmuscled by Lerma in the midfield battle.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 4/10 – Outclassed by fellow Dane Billing.

LM: Ivan Perisic – 7/10 – One of his better Spurs performances, linking up well with Son.

RF: Dejan Kulusevski – 5/10 – Set the tempo when the hosts were on top but then had to face several double-teams and was snuffed out of the game.

LF: Son Heung-min – 8/10 – Looked back to his old self, darting in behind and frazzling the Bournemouth backline.

CF: Harry Kane – 4/10 – Failed to stamp his authority on the game. A little lucky that he wasn’t punished for kicking out at Mepham.


Davinson Sanchez (36′ for Lenglet) – 1/10 – Came on, was at fault for two goals, hauled back off.

Arnaut Danjuma (58′ for Sanchez) – 8/10

Richarlison (77′ for Skipp) – 6/10


Cristian Stellini – 3/10 – Promised attacking football. Only utilised it when losing. Threw it away.

Bournemouth player ratings (3-4-3)

GK: Neto – 8/10 – Came up with several important saves.

CB: Chris Mepham – 7/10 – Burnt a fair bit by Son and Perisic early on but recovered well.

CB: Jack Stephens – 7/10 – Managed to pin down Kane.

CB: Lloyd Kelly – 9/10 – The chief reason Spurs had little luck breaking Bournemouth down. An outstanding, imposing display.

RM: Marcus Tavernier – 6/10 – Exposed for his defensive frailties early on but fought back and battled hard.

CM: Jefferson Lerma – 8/10 – Brought superb energy to the engine room. A top performance.

CM: Joe Rothwell – 7/10 – Shuffled across the pitch plugging gaps.

LM: Matias Vina – 8/10 – Made Porro’s life hell in his 49 minutes on the pitch, scoring the equaliser.

RF: Ryan Christie – 6/10 – Got back to help Tavernier when he was clearly drowning.

LF: Philip Billing – 6/10 – Tucked into midfield a fair bit and his height advantage came in handy.

CF: Dominic Solanke – 9/10 – Two clever assists, a delicious goal. Job done.


Adam Smith (49′ for Vina) – 6/10

Jaidon Anthony (66′ for Christie) – 6/10

Marcos Senesi (79′ for Billing) – 5/10

Dango Outtara (79′ for Tavernier) – 8/10


Gary O’Neil – 8/10 – A tremendous team performance from back to front.

Player of the match – Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)

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