Tottenham continued their unbeaten start to the season with a late victory over Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were reduced to 10 men inside 25 minutes after Curtis Jones was sent off for a challenge on Yves Bissouma.
The home team took the lead after 36 minutes through Son Heung-Min, before Cody Gakpo leveled Liverpool just before half-time.
Diogo Jota saw red halfway through the second half for a second bookable violation. Liverpool looked set to secure an unlikely point but a final own goal from Joel Matip condemned them to their first defeat of the season.
Below, Mail Sport rates the performances of both groups of players.
Tottenham continued their unbeaten start to the season with a late win over Liverpool
Joel Matip’s own goal ended Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season deep in injury time
Vicario – Brilliant double save in the 13th minute to deny Gakpo and then Robertson from close range. No chance due to Gakpo’s goal and little to do afterwards. 7
Porro – Strong breakthrough from right back and two shots saved before his late cross was turned in by Matip for the winning goal. 7
Romero – Suffered a blow in the 15th minute but recovered and played his usual impressive game. Booked late 7
From the Van – One showed his pace in advancing and defending, and one mighty tackle to deny Gomez, as well as several other composed interceptions. 8
Udogie – Excellent again for keeping Salah quiet. Within a minute, Jota made two mistakes and was sent off. Have it replaced. 8
Destiny Udogie was excellent as he retained Mohamed Salah and contributed to Jota’s red card
Sarr – All action view. A few nice touches in the beginning, came well across the field and came close with two long shots. Withdrawn towards the end. 7
Bissouma – Injured in the tackle that sent off Curtis Jones, with a stud-up on his shin in the 23rd minute. Late shot held by Alisson. Booked late. 9
Kulusevsky – Two early shots were blocked, but just failed to convert Richarlison’s cross. Never stopped running at Robertson and deserved a goal. 8
Madison – Ran the game. A beautiful through ball to Richarlison resulted in Son’s opening goal. Twice denied from long range by the brilliance of Alisson. 9
James Maddison ran the show for Tottenham and he played a big role in the opening goal
Son – He grabbed his goal brilliantly with a smart finish and denied a second when Alisson converted his volley. Substituted in the 68th minute. 8
Richarlison – Started in place of the injured Johnson, had a great chance in the 33rd minute but shot over the bar. Wonderful pass to set up Son’s goal, otherwise calm. 6
Soloman (for son 68).
Davies (for Udogie 83)
Skipp (for Sarr 83)
Veliz for Madison 89
Hojbjerg for Bissouma 89
Manager – Ange Postecoglou 9/10 They love Big Ange as he accepted the applause from the home fans and sang his name along to Robbie Williams’ song Angels at the end.
Alisson – Liverpool’s star man made numerous big saves, twice dramatically denying Maddison, Son, Porro and Kulusevski. No chance on either goal. 9
Gomes – Always wanted to go forward in the first half by linking the play with Salah, but fell short as Liverpool were reduced to ten and then nine men. 6
Matip – Scored the decisive goal in his own goal at the end of stoppage time, costing his team a point. Had defended well in a rearguard action. 6
Joel Matip scored the decisive goal in his own goal at the end, costing his team a point
Van Dijk – Led the assist for Gakpo’s goal, won most of his individual defensive battles and looked to have staked his defense for a hard-fought point until that late goal. 8
Robertson – Big chance in the opening spell of the game, where a shot is hit directly at Vicario. Kept busy by the tireless Kulusevski on Liverpool’s left. Booked late. 6
Jones – Played well until sent off after a VAR review for a hard challenge on Bissouma’s shin, leaving Liverpool down to ten players from the 25th minute. 5
MacAllister – Despite an early chance, he struggled to make an impact for the rest of the match. Booked before half time and replaced 10 minutes before the end. 6
Szoboszlai – Excellent distribution throughout the first half, with Gakpo and Diaz found in space several times and the movement initiated for Gakpo’s goal. 7
Salah – Always looked a threat but was set up well by Udogie and moved from right wing to center after Jones was sent off. Booked and then substituted in the 73rd minute. 6
Curtis Jones played well until he was sent off after a VAR review for criticizing Yves Bissouma
Gakpo – Crucial goal at the end of the first off, hitting it past Vicario on the turn. But suffered an injury that forced him to follow his goal. 6
Diaz – Looked dangerous in the first half and got the ball in the net, but was ruled offside. Substituted in the 73rd minute. 6
Jota (for Gakpo 45′) He picked up two yellow cards in quick succession and ensured Liverpool were reduced to nine men. 4
Endo (for Diaz 73′)
Konate (for Gomez 73′)
Alexander Arnold (for Salah 74′)
Gravenberch (for Mac Allister 80′)
Manager – Jurgen Klopp – Did his best when his game plan went out the window after Jones’ dismissal in the 25th minute, then had to reorganize again when Jota was sent off. 7/10
Reference: Simon Hooper – Difficult game to lead, with full-blooded tackles and some marginal calls. Liverpool were unhappy to have Diaz’s effort disallowed for offside, and could argue that Jones’ red card was harsh. 6/10
Jurgen Klopp did his best when his game plan went out the window