His kicking was dodgy at times and he might have been quicker off his line on occasion, but he never disgraced himself and could do nothing about any of the goals he conceded.
Organised a makeshift backline as well as he could, but in the absence of his regular defensive partners he could not stop Adebayor deciding the game in Tottenham's favour.
Looks nowhere near as impressive alongside Lovren as Fonte has this season and did nothing to strengthen his claim by directing Rose's low centre past his own keeper after the break.
Looked a bit out of his depth even as Lamela did his best to give him a problem-free afternoon, and only poor delivery prevented Walker from doing serious damage on the overlap.
Not his best game. Didn't get close enough to prevent Soldado crossing for Adebayor's opener and made more bad decisions than good ones over the course of the afternoon.
Was solid in the opening 20 minutes but faded along with many of his team-mates. Replaced by Ward-Prowse just after the hour mark.
The most creative player on the pitch. Consistently found space in between the lines, took his goal excellently and showed great vision to give Lambert a tap-in.
Made good interceptions early on to stop Tottenham finding any rhythm but his influence waned as the visitors found ways to pass around him. Perhaps missed Wanyama.
His passing was less than reliable but he had good moments, worked hard and always looked to be progressive on the ball.
A physical presence as always, brought his team-mates into play and linked well with the inspired Lallana. His lack of mobility was badly exposed at times though.
The least influential member of Southampton's attack, he rarely found himself in a position to trouble Lloris or create danger.
Came off his line when needed - though he was bamboozled for Lambert's goal - and commanded his area well, aside from a few mysterious decisions to punch rather than catch. Powerless for the goals.
Provided pace and energy Spurs have often lacked on the left flank and a trademark surging run to the byeline forced Hooiveld's own goal.
Nullified Rodriguez and provided a good outlet for his team, even if his crossing was generally poor.
Handled Lambert reasonably well but could not keep track of the lively Lallana.
Looks more comfortable alongside the pacey Chiriches but Lallana gave him problems he couldn't quite work out how to solve. Not adequately protected by a very attack-minded Tottenham midfield.
His passing was very wayward early on but his performance grew in quality and confidence as his team turned the tide.
Mostly resisted the temptation to cut inside on the left, but the majority of Tottenham's best chances came from Rose overlapping him.
Tried to anchor the midfield with mixed results before picking up an injury and being replaced by Bentaleb on 50 minutes.
Held the ball up very well in the first half but his self-belief was eroded by a terrible miss in the second half. Looks to have serious confidence issues and was replaced by Defoe with not long left.
Quite simply, he made the game his with the kind of performance which will infuriate every manager who has ever clashed with him. He was strong, ran the channels superbly and took his goals with imagination and killer instinct. Where has this player been?
Never stopped trying - it's never good to have to begin with those words - but nothing happened for him. His passing went awry, his touch was wayward and he created nothing of note despite having only an out-of-sorts Chambers to deal with. Hauled off for Chadli on the hour.