Rarely, if ever threatened in the first half. Giant shift in QPR’s attitude made his second half a bit more involved, but he came out on top of most challenges posed.
Defended well one on one and allowed Bale to terrorise QPR down their side. Was caught napping when Bothroyd reacted first to nod in for the visitors.
After a first half of pure coasting, the introduction of Mackie and Bothroyd in the second half made his second half slightly more interesting. Nevertheless, a dominant display.
Bagged himself an inadvertent assist after his skewed shot was controlled and rifled in by Van der Vaart. Typical King stuff – with a sturdy performance at the back that allowed his team to ebb forward in confidence.
Ran the game with a dominant display that was full of craft. Set the tone for Spurs’ first half masterclass and rolled his sleeves up when the tide and threatened to turn in the second. Top stuff.
Typical finish opened the Spurs account and provided food for thought the entire game. Beautiful exchanges with Lennon on the edge of the box, followed by a curled finish into the top corner won the game for his side.
R. van der Vaart
Was in the thick of things from the off and was fully deserving of equally Spurs’ record for consecutive Premier League games scored in. The sense of fear from the visitors every time he was on the ball was tangible.
Desperately unlucky not to score with an outrageous volley from a training ground corner. Coasted through the game in cruise control.
Assist intelligent running in off the line made Traore’s day an absolute nightmare. Probed well and was inquisitive all game.
Will be disappointed not to have bagged himself a couple after being presented with chances left,right and centre. Was an inventive spear-head for a very attack-minded Spurs, with QPR struggling to defend against him effectively.
Awkward figure of Adebayor combined with Van der Vaart dropping deep caused him all manner of difficulties. Won little in the air, with that particular lack of dominance early on in the game seeping into the rest of his all-round performance.
Was made to look distinctly average by Lennon’s menacing probing down the right flank.
Appeared pedestrian up against Bale and was often caught out by raids down his flank. Definitely one to forget from the right back.
Limped off after five minutes or so. Will probably be glad after witnessing the rest of the game.
Didn’t show up and was rightfully subbed off at half-time. A couple of absolutely clanging first half passes summed his ineffectual day up.
Completely over-ran in the middle of the park as the hosts streamed forward in never-ending fashion. Was sacrificed in Warnock’s double change during the interval.
Really seemed that there was nothing he could do to step in and affect the game. Was AWOL far too often in the first half, though perked up in the second once Taarabt was removed.
Quiet, almost silent by his standards. QPR could have done with some of his antics in the first half, though the captain was totally outshone by counterpart Parker.
Was the feeling that his pace could have provided his side with some much-needed relief yet the winger was rarely used.
Woefully stranded in the first 45 but when he was joined up top in the second half, his game drastically improved. Determination at the far post ensured that Bothroyd could strike and offer his team a glimmer of hope.
- 26 B. Murphy
Was thrown into the deep end after Hall’s early injury, though his task was unenviable at best. Under the cosh doesn’t really do it justice. Will be pleased to have avoided a cricket score.
- 3 C. Hill
- 14 A. Buzsaky
Grabbed himself a goal, showed some nice touches and was the catalyst for QPR's second half renaissance. Will be pushing for a starting place after today's performance.
Introduction at half-time helped swing the game in his side's favour. A bustling performance and that made Kaboul and King's afternoon markedly more difficult.
- 21 T. Smith