Tottenham have taken the advantage in their Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City after Son Heung-min scored the winning goal on Wednesday night.
Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s first-half penalty before Harry Kane limped down the tunnel after a nasty collision with Fabian Delph.
Sportsmail’s SAMI MOKBEL was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to pass judgement on the players involved.
Son Heung-min scored the goal’s only game as Tottenham beat Manchester City in the first leg
Hugo Lloris – 8
Those high-profile errors from earlier in the season were forgotten after his brilliant penalty save.
Kieran Trippier – 6.5
The occasion didn’t overawe England’s World Cup right-back. A controlled and measured shift.
Toby Alderweireld – 7
A calming influence. His £25million release clause a huge worry for Spurs this summer.
Hugo Lloris kept Tottenham in the game early on with a superb penalty save
Jan Vertonghen – 6.5
Headed and kicked it when he had to, played football when he could. So self-assured.
Danny Rose – 7
Breathed a sigh of relief when Aguero’s penalty was saved and quickly regained his composure to drive Spurs forward. Booked.
Moussa Sissoko – 7
Got through shed loads of work in a congested midfield. His work-rate was vital for Spurs.
Harry Winks – 7.5
Shows the discipline and game understanding of a seasoned veteran. Incredible to think he’s still only 23.
Harry Winks (left) showed the discipline and game understanding of a seasoned veteran
Christian Eriksen – 6.5
An uncharacteristically off night in terms of passing, but still set-up Son’s crucial goal.
Dele Alli – 7.5
Looked in the zone from the get-go. Caused City big problems from the outset.
Harry Kane – 7
Looks set for another spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury following Delph’s controversial challenge.
Son Heung-min – 7.5
Yet again stepped up in Kane’s absence. Two goals in two games at the new stadium.
Son (left) yet again stepped up in Kane’s absence – two goals in two games at the new stadium
Moura (for Kane 58mins) – 6
Wanyama (for Winks 80mins)
Llorente (for Alli 85mins)
SUBS NOT USED
Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Foyth, Davies
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino – 7.5
What an effort from his players. But will a one goal lead be enough next week?
Mauricio Pochettino set up his players well – but will a one goal lead be enough next week?
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3)
Ederson – 6.5
Made some crucial saves to keep City in touch – but should have saved Son’s goal.
Kyle Walker – 6.5
Jeered every time he received the ball. But the former Spurs, for the most part, stood firm.
Nicolas Otamendi – 6
Appeared rattled by Tottenham’s fluid quartet. Needed eyes at the back of his head.
Aymeric Laporte – 6
Switched off on occasion to leave his side exposed. Took time to find his composure. Booked.
Fabian Delph (left) looked to have made a nasty challenge on Spurs talisman Harry Kane
Fabian Delph – 5.5
Couldn’t be faulted for commitment but was caught out of position too often. Looked a nasty challenge on Kane.
David Silva – 6.5
After a slow start by his lofty standards, the diminutive Spaniard’s influence steadily grew.
Fernandinho – 6.5
Combative in central midfield but wouldn’t expect anything less from the Brazilian?
Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5
Little opportunity to impose his passing on the game early on as Spurs dominated.
Riyad Mahrez had little opportunity to express himself and struggled with his defensive duties
Riyad Mahrez – 5.5
Had little opportunity to express himself early on and struggled with his defensive duties. Booked.
Sergio Aguero – 5.5
His missed penalty blew the wind out of his sails. Only had a couple of half-chances after that.
Raheem Sterling – 7
Involved in City’s most threatening moments, but his defensive discipline was most eye-catching here.
Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty blew the wind out of his sails and he rarely threatened after
Jesus (for Aguero 70mins)
Sane (for Mahrez 89mins)
De Bruyne (for Silva 89mins)
Muric, Kompany, Stones, Foden
Manager: Pep Guardiola – 6.5
Won’t be happy, but this is far from a disastrous result. Will back h is team to go through next week.
Referee: Bjorn Kuiper (NED) – 6
His controversial VAR penalty call didn’t prove pivotal in the end. But was Rose’s ‘handball’ really deliberate?
Referee Bjorn Kuiper’s controversial VAR penalty call didn’t prove pivotal in the end