PLAYER RATINGS: Timo Werner enjoys his best game in a Tottenham shirt so far with TWO assists during win over Brentford, while Destiny Udogie puts in a Jeykll and Hyde display

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Tottenham secured a nervy and hard-fought 3-2 win over Brentford on Wednesday evening as they battled back from a goal down against the Bees.

Spurs started brightly but were caught out by a number of Brentford counter-attacks and finally one of them told when Neal Maupay poked home after Vicario had parried the ball to his feet. 

Tottenham had a sloppy first half but made a lightning start to the second as Destiny Udogie collected a Timo Werner pass inside the box before thumping home the equaliser.

Werner provided his second assist of the game moments later to turn the game on its head as he squared a ball to the far post for substitute Brennan Johnson to tap home - before Richarlison made it three. 

Udogie's poor backpass then allowed Ivan Toney to pull one back to ensure a tense finish - but Ange Postecoglou's men held out to secure a much-needed win that moves them into the top four.

Mail Sport's Matt Barlow was on hand at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players' performances.

Tottenham secured a nervy win over Brentford after going a goal down on Wednesday night

Tottenham secured a nervy win over Brentford after going a goal down on Wednesday night

Tottenham secured a nervy win over Brentford after going a goal down on Wednesday night

GUGLIEMO VICARIO - 7

Made a few smart stops to keep Brentford at bay. Unlucky to concede the two goals after poor mistakes to let the Bees in. 

PEDRO PORRO - 6

Not his attacking best but kept things solid defensively and made some good runs. Always looking to take shots on and be a threat. 

CRISTIAN ROMERO - 6.5

Made some timely interventions at crucial moments when Brentford were threatening. His presence is huge for Spurs.   

Cristian Romero was an important presence in defence and could do little about the two goals Spurs conceded

Cristian Romero was an important presence in defence and could do little about the two goals Spurs conceded

MICKY VAN DE VEN - 6.5

Showed how important he is to sweep up danger during a handful of Brentford counter-attacks. Dragusin may struggle to break up his partnership with Romero. 

DESTINY UDOGIE - 7

A real Jekyl and Hyde performance from the left-back - who was pivotal to everything Spurs were doing going forward and took his goal well - but he was also at fault for both of Brentford's goals! 

Superb season for him but needs to cut out the mistakes.

Superb going forward but suspect defensively - a real Jekyll and Hyde display from Udogie

Superb going forward but suspect defensively - a real Jekyll and Hyde display from Udogie

OLIVER SKIPP - 6

Had a very solid first half and kept things ticking in a difficult period for Spurs but Postecoglou decided to switch him for Hojbjerg to spark a momentum change. It felt harsh on the midfielder. 

RODRIGO BENTANCUR - 6

Like Skipp, he was also hooked at the break. A sub-par first period for the Uruguayan, who wasn't his usual self with some mis-timed passes. Posetcoglou's decision to bring on Brennan Johnson was well justified. 

DEJAN KULUSEVSKI - 7

Dangerous. He brought the energy with some superb marauding runs down that right flank and put in some great deliveries cutting onto his left foot. 

JAMES MADDISON - 6.5

No surprises he was a bit rusty in his first start in three months - especially in such a topsy-turvy game. But he was still able to have an impact with his creativity and passing to set the tempo. Needs more time before we see the best of him. 

There's no doubt Maddison is rusty after his first start in three months but he was still a threat

There's no doubt Maddison is rusty after his first start in three months but he was still a threat

TIMO WERNER - 8

His best game in a Tottenham shirt. Slow going in the first half but still caused problems with his pace. He massively stepped it up in the second before providing two assists for Udogie and Johnson. 

He now has as many assists in three games as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bruno Fernandes have had all season. 

RICHARLISON -  7

The Brazilian continues to make strides up front while deputising for Son Heung-min. His hold up play was excellent and was a constant attacking threat before his well taken goal to make it 3-1.  

Timo Werner overcame a quiet first half to produce his best performance in a Spurs shirt so far - with two assists

Timo Werner overcame a quiet first half to produce his best performance in a Spurs shirt so far - with two assists 

Richarlison continued his strong performances in front of goal in Son Heung-min's absence

Richarlison continued his strong performances in front of goal in Son Heung-min's absence

SUBS

BRENNAN JOHNSON (45 for Bentancur) - 7

Just what you want from an attacking substitute. He scored with his first action of the second half and offered Spurs much needed impetus to change the game. 

PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG (45 for Skipp) - 7

Much improved from a poor display against Man City. Had a point to prove after coming on and put in a solid showing - sitting deep and breaking up play. 

RADU DRAGUSIN (88 for Maddison) - N/A 

JAMIE DONLEY (90+2 for Werner) - N/A 

Brennan Johnson provided great attacking impetus from the bench and took his goal well

Brennan Johnson provided great attacking impetus from the bench and took his goal well

MANAGER 

ANGE POSTECOGLOU - 7.5

He had to rally the troops at half time and it paid dividends. Maddison said how the Australian told his players that once the first went in, the rest would follow and so it came true. 

The Australian is great at identifying a problem and motivating his players to take action. 

Ange Postecoglou had to rally the troops after going into the break 1-0 down - and it paid off as he inspired his side to score three second half goals

Ange Postecoglou had to rally the troops after going into the break 1-0 down - and it paid off as he inspired his side to score three second half goals

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