Marine 0-5 Tottenham: Player ratings as clinical Spurs avoid FA Cup upset

Carlos Vinicius scored a first half hat-trick and Alfie Devine became Tottenham youngest ever goalscorer as Spurs avoided an FA Cup upset by strolling to a 5-0 win over Marine.

The hosts defended well during the opening 20 minutes and even went close to opening the scoring when Neil Kengni fired off a 30 yard strike which rattled the crossbar.

Soon after, the Tottenham onslaught began in earnest, as Carlos Vinicius scored two tap-ins in six minutes. Lucas Moura then curled in a free kick in the 32nd minute, Vinicius completed his hat-trick with a clever side footed lob and Alfie Devine, just 16 years old, completed the rout with a fine second half strike.

Here are your Spurs player ratings from the Marine Travel Arena.

Hart was nearly embarrassed in the first half
Hart was nearly embarrassed in the first half | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Joe Hart (GK) – 5/10 – Almost made a costly error in the first half as Kengni’s crossbar strike almost caught him out.

Matt Doherty (RB) – 7/10 – Did nothing wrong and drove forward well into plenty of space.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) – 7/10 – Hardly anything to do. Perhaps his easiest game as a professional.

Joe Rodon (CB) – 8/10 – Made one good block in the first half to stop left-back James Joyce scoring. What a party pooper. Also recovered well after Niall Cummins ripped his shirt early on.

Ben Davies (LB) – 6/10 – Defended stoically but did not offer very much in the attacking third.

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Alli was on form for Spurs | CLIVE BRUNSKILL/Getty Images

Harvey White (CM) – 6/10 – A couple of wasteful moments, particularly with his two free kicks.

Moussa Sissoko (CM) – 7/10 – Had fun with four dribbles in the first half before being replaced.

Dele Alli (AM) – 8/10 – Superb pass for the first goal and generally ran the game throughout. Also fell over in front of the Tottenham bench – much to Son Heung-min’s amusement.

Lucas Moura, Carlos Vinicius
Vinicius helped himself to hat trick before half time | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Gedson Fernandes (RW) – 5/10 – Managed to neither score, nor assist against a team in the eighth tier.

Carlos Vinicius (ST) – 8/10 – Very amusing opening two goals. His third was beautiful.

Lucas Moura (LW) – 8/10 – His free kick was one of the highlights of the match. Pure quality.

Alfie Devine, Ben Davies
Devine became Spurs’ youngest scorer | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Alfie Devine – 8/10 – A dream debut for the 16-year-old as he became Spurs’ youngest scorer.

Japhet Tanganga – 6/10 – Hardly anything to do after he came on at half time.

Gareth Bale – 6/10 – Would have been nice for him to score or assist to gain some confidence.

Jack Clarke – 6/10 – Like Bale, a confidence boost would have been nice. Not to be.

Sergio Reguilon – 6/10 – Not entirely sure why Spurs’ first choice left back really needed to come on?

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