Was aided by several of Tottenham's chance being fired straight at him, and wasn't helped by lacklustre and static Sheriff defending at times.
Made two exceptionally timed sliding tackles, both of which helped his side to avoid an embarrassing scoreline.
Athletic performance which saw him effectively mark Erik Lamela out of the game for large periods. Strong on the ball and showed a couple of nice touches.
Some unorthodox defending from the Ivorian, but he managed to aid his side rather well with some important clearances.
Tried his luck from range on a couple of occasions, but enjoyed more success as a tenacious midfield presence.
His unintelligent running saw him caught offside a baffling number of times, but at least the Brazilian got into the right areas.
A disciplined and intense performance, as the efforts of Sheriff's central midfield inhibited Spurs in the early stages. Made one particularly clean challenge on Chadli.
His pace caused Spurs all kinds of problems, and the Bulgarian got in behind on numerous occasions. His finishing was terrible, however, and he really should have got on the scoresheet.
Did his defensive duties well, but didn't contribute a great deal going forward. Useful given that Balima is not a conventional full-back.
Caused Naughton constant problems, the left winger was able to drift in from the line and get beyond his marker. Delivered a few nicely weighted through balls too.
Quick to come off his line, he aided his defence whenever Isa managed to get in behind with his blistering pace.
Made a terrific goal-line clearance and showed composure and ambition whilst on the ball. Faded out of the game a little after being put at right-back.
Struggled at right-back against Luvannor, who had the beating of him every time, but worked quite well with Chadli in the second half.
Took his goal well, nodding a corner home, and was a calm presence on the ball. Struggled against the pace of Sheriff's forwards.
Was forced to come off through injury in the first half, after keeping Ricardinho quiet throughout the time he was on the field.
Had some good luck when cutting inside from the right, and was unfortunate to strike the post with Tomic beaten. A lively performance.
A strong presence in the middle of midfield, but the Belgian was hindered by the intense pressing of Sheriff's midfield pairing. Not his most creative performance.
Struggled in the opening stages under heavy pressure, but became more assured as the game progressed.
Played a number of intricate through balls for Defoe or Lennon to latch onto, and was unfortunate not to register an assist from open play.
Struggled against the presence of the physical Paye, the Argentine was fortunate that the referee didn't spot a possible elbow from the former Roma winger.
Managed to grab the goal which matches Tottenham's European goalscoring record, but there was a huge deflection involved. Had a few chances, but relatively uninvolved.
Quickly adjusted to what was being asked of him after a hasty substitution, but struggled to deal with the pace of Sheriff's forwards.
Added a different dynamic in the second half, as his strength and power was a stark contrast to that of Lennon and Lamela. Grabbed an assist.
Kept the ball well after taking to the field, showing his versatility by playing in a much more reserved position than he has done in the past.