Tottenham player ratings: Spurs demolish Huddersfield behind Harry Kane

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur embrace after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur embrace after he is subbed during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith’s Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith’s Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Huddersfield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /

Ben Davies-9.5

Let me go ahead and end the suspense for you here, for me, Ben Davies was today’s Man of the Match for Spurs. It wasn’t just his goal and assist that impressed me, it was his perfect positioning at all times.

That sense of positioning is particularly important for a player of Davies’ limited athleticism. Clearly, he doesn’t have the pace of a Danny Rose or Serge Aurier. That’s why he has to be mentally perfect to equal their level of play.

Today, his mind was a perfect ten. He repeatedly put himself in position to terrorize Huddersfield defenders. That paid off in Davies’ best performance in a Spurs shirt.

Kieran Trippier-7.5

This was a perfect matchup for the English international. Huddersfield are a high pressing team, but they don’t have a ton of quality in the final third. That allowed Trippier to get forward with reckless abandon.

The result of those forays forward were two assists. In fairness, one of his helpers was a looping header that set Harry Kane free for a long run forward. Still, Trippier deserves credit for helping Tottenham dispatch Huddersfield so simply.