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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa: Community Player Ratings

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Magic of the Cup (and Dele Alli) propel Spurs into Fourth Round

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

It’s always nice to be able to rotate the squad and still be able to pick up a victory. That’s exactly what Tottenham Hotspur managed to do in the Third Round of the FA Cup against Championship side Aston Villa.

Faced with having to defend against the likes of Alan Hutton, Jack Grealish, and Gabby Agbonlahor, Spurs opted to make nine changes to their team. Sure, the performance was disjointed in the early going and it took the late addition of Dele Alli and Georges-Kevin N’koudou to actually secure the win, but the result never seemed in doubt right?

Okay, fine. Spurs managed only one shot in the first half, despite having nearly 70 percent possession. Aston Villa never really threatened but the first 60 minutes were some of the dullest football Spurs have played all season.

None of that matters though, because Spurs eventually won.

As far as the ratings go, here’s where we stand so far:

Now, on to Aston Villa. I know you all know this, but here’s how the ratings work:

  1. I don't even know how to describe this level of bad.
  2. Abysmal
  3. Very bad
  4. Bad
  5. Below Average
  6. Average
  7. Above Average
  8. Good
  9. Very good
  10. World Class or Amazing

Without further delay, here you go: