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Unsung Hero: Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko flies under the radar against Everton

Unsung Hero: Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko flies under the radar against Everton

Tottenham Hotspur extended their winless run away from home in the Premier League after Cenk Tosun scored a stoppage-time equaliser, with one man impressing in the centre of midfield during the encounter.

Spurs took the lead after Alex Iwobi gave the ball away in midfield to Heung-Min Son who in turn played a pass to Dele Alli as the England man notched up his second goal of the season (via BBC).

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men couldn’t hold on for the win, as a cross from Lucas Digne was turned in by Tosun for the late equaliser.

Tanguy Ndombele looks to be settling in fine at the north London giants following another brilliant performance, though. The France international completed the most dribbles from midfield, showing his ability to push the side forward (via WhoScored).

Dele Alli returned to his best as he put in a good shift in attack for the Lilywhites. The England international completed the second-most final third passes for his side and had the joint-most shots, proving an attacking threat all game.

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However, it was Moussa Sissoko who proved the unsung hero in the middle of the park. The 30-year-old provided stability on the ball as he was one of just four players to have not been dispossessed throughout the game.

Sissoko also provided crucial cover in front of the Tottenham defence, putting in a well-rounded display with one tackle, one interception, two clearances, four aerial wins and a 82.7% pass accuracy¬†for Pochettino’s side, per Whoscored.

I news also thought it was a strong performance by Sissoko, giving him a six out of 10 and commenting on his lack of mistakes, which is pretty good going judging by the standards of the match as a whole.

They said: “Passed simply and effectively and didn’t do too much wrong in a holding role. Little to say other than he did a lot of hard work.” (Source: I news)

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