Costel Pantilimon - 7
Was never really called into heroics but was dependable and blameless on the goals.
Billy Jones - 6
One first half cross really should have resulted in a Steven Fletcher goal, but generally speaking he didn't really stand out.
Santiago Vergini - 6
Poor clearance that led to the first Spurs goal, but made plenty of good blocks second half to his credit.
John O'Shea - 7
Just steady and class as ever.
Wes Brown - 6
Did nowt wrong, did nowt that good.
Patrick van Aanholt - 6
Gave his usual balance and willingness to get forward, but struggled defensively without a winger in front to protect him, certainly more so than Jones did on the opposite flank.
Seb Larsson - 7
Bloody marvellous free kick. Produced in flashes today rather than his usual consistency.
Jack Rodwell - 8
Just about Sunderland's man of the match, I reckon.
Adam Johnson - 6
Seemed to enjoy the cut and thrust of the central position. Certainly could see a future there for him, but not a huge influence today.
Steven Fletcher - 5
He was poor, let's not mess about. Missed a glorious chance and didn't really hold it up as well as we know he can.
Jermain Defoe - 7
Well, he was a threat, you'd have to say that. Always in the shoulder of the last defender, always forward thinking. Didn't look brilliantly sharp, but should have had a penalty and was always involved.
Connor Wickham (Sub) - 6
Offered a bit more than Fletcher, but not much more.
Danny Graham (Sub) - 6
He should have scored. He might have even had two. There is something fresher about him at the moment though. He looks like a footballer again. Fingers crossed he can kick on.
Man Of The Match: Jack Rodwell
He looked, perhaps for the first time for Sunderland, a genuine physical force in the centre of midfield. Managed to strike a good balance between attack and defence. Hopefully we are starting to see the player we thought we were getting.