I’m running out of adjectives to describe the Kenyan midfielder’s excellent play this season. He completely dominated the midfield in this match. He shut down Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey anytime they even considered getting forward.
As if his defensive work wasn’t enough, he even showed flashes of offensive brilliance in this affair. Wanyama easily could have found the back of the net via his brilliant curling effort in the second half.
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If that wasn’t enough for you, just go back and watch his clever scoop with the outside of his right boot to set Kane free. It’s hard to imagine Wanyama playing a better match without scoring a goal or notching an assist.
Dier was clearly up for the derby, but unfortunately his quality didn’t match his level of intensity. Instead, he put in a pretty uneven performance next to the dominant Wanyama.
On the bright side, his defensive work on the day was pretty good. He did a good job of breaking up play and keeping the likes of Alexis and Olivier Giroud quiet.
Unfortunately, his decision-making on the ball continues to be a problem. He gave possession away in dangerous areas on several occasions. A more ruthless side could have made Tottenham may dearly for Dier’s mistakes.