Everton's best chances were all off target in what was a quiet night for one of the three Americans on the pitch.
Outstanding display. Defended and attacked with great intelligence, and plenty of quality. Sent over some delicious second-half crosses before adding to his legend in these parts with a fabulous second goal from all of 35 yards.
Has always had the raw ingredients to be a dominant Premier League centre-back and is increasingly allying concentration to his power. Formidable display.
Looked like he had never been away in his first league start since the August humiliation against Manchester City. Commanding in the air and never stop cajoling his colleagues.
His decision-making and final ball lacked speed in the first half but grew in authority and had Everton exactly where he wanted them in the last half-hour.
Had 18 stitches in his lip after clashing with Kaboul last week but filled in capably alongside Modric in the absence of injured pair Sandro and Parker.
R. van der Vaart
Dictated the pace of the game with an inventive display in the roving role he likes best.
Was blowing by the time he was subbed with 13 minutes left but showed how much he has been missed by offering pace and goal threat on both flanks. Took full advantage of Baines' error to steal in and score the opener.
Hit-and-miss in the first half but far more threatening after the break, whether breaking from the left or through the middle. Came close to scoring in the second half and sent shivers through the visitors every time he gathered the ball and put his foot on the accelerator.
Got a good ovation when he was subbed late on but his output did not match his industry. Too many Spurs moves broke down because of his heavy touch.
No goal this time and not entirely convincing, either. Made a fine second half save from Bale and was unfortunate Assou-Ekotto's long-ranger took a deflection but he was duped by Lennon for the opener.
Solid and strong and made some important interceptions. One of the most impressive players in blue.
At fault for Spurs' opening goal, when he horribly misjudged Assou-Ekotto's left-to-right hoof and allowed Lennon to steal in and take full advantage. Otherwise immaculate display. Defended very well, made some strong breaks and delivered some excellent crosses.
Powerful display to mostly nullify the threat of Adebayor before he was subbed after taking a knock on the hour mark.
In the faces of Spurs' celebrated creative players from first minute to last, distributed the ball cleanly and popped up in the box a few times. Nearly equalised with a free second-half header.
Kept interchanging wingers Bale and Lennon on a tight leash in the first half but struggled to keep the Welshman, as well as Assou-Ekotto, under control after the break.
Doubled up on Lennon on the left flank but did not offer much in the final third.
The Goodison cult hero showed he has not lost his velcro touch and worked his socks off to harry the home side.
The goals have dried up but showed all his fair dinkum combativeness in a deeper role alongside Fellaini. Slightly fortunate not to concede a first-half penalty when he bundled down Modric.
Held the ball up well and worked effectively across the front line, nearly scoring goals in both halves.
Shot just wide early on but was then fairly anonymous just behind Saha until he was withdrawn midway through the second half.
- 1 J. Mucha
The young centre-back was given the run-around by Spurs' nimble-footed attackers after replacing the injured Distin but did not look completely out of place.
Brought some spark to the flagging front line after replacing Anichebe but did not look entirely convincing.
- 11 D. Stracqualursi
- 27 A. Vellios
- 19 M. Gueye
- 14 J. McFadden