Tottenham’s 4-0 thumping of Huddersfield in Saturday’s early kickoff will mostly be remembered for Harry Kane’s stunning second as the Spurs striker twisted his way past two defenders before unleashing a left-footed curler beyond a helpless Jonas Lossl.
While the England international was undoubtedly vital in unlocking a Huddersfield defence that had previously conceded just one goal at home, however, it was Tottenham’s full-backs that made the biggest difference, overlapping to great effect with an abundance of creativity that David Wagner’s side simply found too hot to handle.
Between them, left-back Ben Davies and right-back Kieran Trippier produced a staggering three assists (although the England international’s throw-in for Kane’s wonder-strike was awarded to him as a set-up rather generously) and one goal, the Welshman galloping forward to finish off a fine Tottenham breakaway built on one-touch passing.
In total, the wing-back duo created eight chances, flung nine crosses into the box and had a whopping 160 touches of the ball, highlighting how crucial they were to Spurs’ efforts going forward in an incredibly convincing performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Ironically though, neither arguably make Tottenham’s strongest starting XI, with Serge Aurier arriving from PSG during the summer and Danny Rose set to return from injury late next month. So, Spurs fans, who do you view as Pochettino’s best full-back options? Let us know by voting below…