Helpless for Reading's goal and little else of note to do - but kept his concentration to deny Pogrebnyak in the second-half.
No problems defensively and grew as an attacking threat as the game went on.
The Spurs captain was solid defensively as he battled with Pogrebnyak and notched a rare goal in the ninth minute when he glanced in a header from a corner. Cleared a Reading header off the line in the second half.
Maybe could have reacted more quickly for Reading's goal but a comfortable afternoon and useful on the ball stepping into midfield.
Sat in front of the Spurs defence, although he had few defensive responsibilities as the hosts controlled possession. Could have been more creative on the ball but looked to drive Tottenham forward.
A classy display from the Belgian midfielder as he danced past challenges, fired shots and goal and showed brute strength to shake off Reading players.
Tottenham's rapid winger had the beating of Ian Harte and looked the player most likely to break down Reading's well-organised defence - and he did to set-up Adebayor's goal.
The Icelandic playmaker replaced the suspended Gareth Bale but looked uncomfortable playing in a left-sided role. Excellent deliveries from set-pieces though, including the corner for Dawson's goal.
A frustrating afternoon for the forward as he struggled to get involved in the game or find space. Always looked to shoot on goal and fired just wide from the edge of the penalty area in the first-half.
Very quiet until he popped up in the 51st minute with an excellent leap and header for just his second league goal of the season. His confidence seemed to improve after scoring.
The Reading goalkeeper was in excellent form, making a number of sharp saves as Spurs peppered shots from around the edge of the penalty area. Could do nothing about any of the Spurs goals.
The Welsh full-back was solid up against Sigurdsson but could have offered more attacking threat once Spurs went ahead.
Generally strong up against Adebayor and Defoe but may think he could have done more for at least one of the Spurs goals. Saw his second-half header cleared off the line by Dawson.
Did all the hard work for Reading's opener with a tremendous free-kick from 25 yards that crashed against the crossbar - but from then on the 35-year-old had a tough afternoon and was constantly beaten by Lennon.
Decent effort from the centre-back as he kept his concentration, took up good positions and denied Spurs space in the box.
Unable to use his pace to make much of an impact on the game and lacked options when on the ball.
Got through plenty of hard work but lacked quality on the ball and misplaced passes.
Looked lively on the few occasions he was able to run at the Spurs defence but he had few opportunities and his passing was off target.
An impressive display as he sat deep in midfield, protecting the back four and making key interventions to stop Spurs attacks. Unlucky to see Dempsey's shot cannon off him and over Federici for Tottenham's third.
An ineffectual performance in midfield before being replaced by Robson-Kanu in the 57th minute.
The Russian striker scored his fourth league goal of the season in the fourth minute as he nodded in the rebound after Harte's free-kick rattled the crossbar. Barely touched the ball thereafter but did force Lloris into a smart save in the second-half.