Looked very uncomfortable under the high ball - punching weakly, before being dominated as Caulker headed against the bar. Saved well from John though. Swept up to his usual standards and hardly tested in the second half.
Misplaced a couple of passes that infuriated Sherwood. Didn't offer enough going forward and increasingly looked out of his depth. Sank without a trace and a real worry if he is good enough to get into this side.
Saw a volley drift wide, a header whistle past the post and Marshall save another effort in an enterprising display in the opposition's box. Defended well throughout and responded to recent criticism with his best performance in weeks.
Very laid back performance, as is customary with the Belgian. Rarely troubled and carried the ball out of defence with composure.
Passed well and kept it simple but caught out for the John chance. Not positive enough in possession and final ball is often weak.
Not bad, not great. Part of a midfield two so was asked to do a bit of everything and although he kept possession well, he was a part of a flat, insipid midfield. Too reluctant to shoot or thread a pass in the final third.
Not at his best and frustrated Sherwood with a ponderous display. Looked annoyed with himself as he came off in the second half for Sandro.
Went on one lively burst at the heart of the Cardiff defence but found the going tough against John, who matched him for pace.
Led the charge for the opener, driving from his own half. Otherwise, tested Marshall from range but didn't offer enough as a winger and was replaced by Chadli.
Bright start and saw one close range effort ping wide before scoring his first goal in nine games. The Spaniard rounded off a great counterattack, coolly controlling and volleying home from 12 yards. Didn't push on from the goal though and couldn't muster a shot, even passing the ball back to the halfway line when in the box. Subbed in the final 10 minutes for Kane.
Timed his pass to Soldado to perfection to collect an assist. Drifted and tried to open up gaps but was well marshalled. Clear to see that he's more of a leader under Sherwood, constantly barking instructions to those around him.
Parried well from Townsend's low drive and claimed a number of tame shots. Couldn't do anything about a precise Soldado finish though.
Had a fine chance in the 7th minute but saw his strike well blocked. Managed to keep a lid on Townsend but was taken off for Jones.
Looked confident and composed, distributed the ball well. An impressive showing from the Spaniard.
Returned to White Hart Lane and struck the bar with a header. Looked easier to score in truth but he played as the right-sided centre-back and competed well with Adebayor.
Giant centre-back unsurprisingly won his aerial duels and was a commanding presence amongst a solid back five. Had moments in the Spurs box but his flicks amounted to nothing.
Kept Lennon in check and got forward to draw Lloris into a good stop. Showed plenty of quality at both ends of the pitch.
Booked for a late tackle on Fryers early in the first half. Ran hard but rarely troubled the defence. Cardiff required more quality from him if they were to find a way back into the game.
Had a fairly amusing tangle with referee Phil Dowd who appeared to try and tackle him. Otherwise he kept Paulinho and Dembele under control from the base of midfield.
Plenty of huff and puff in midfield and did the defensive work well but was sloppy in possession and taken off on the hour.
A threat on the break and gave Fryers plenty to worry about down his flank. Booked for dissent and though he threatened to cause Spurs trouble, he faded.
Led the line but couldn't sniff out a chance in the 90 minutes. Put the centre-backs under pressure and made a number of intelligent runs but wasn't picked out.
Came on for Gunnarsson but didn't have the impact Solskjaer hoped for.
On for Bellamy on the hour but was largely anonymous. Another not to produce the goods in a game that was there for the taking.
The big man came on with 20 minutes to go but didn't trouble the Spurs backline enough. Can be a problem, today he wasn't.