Never tested in truth by an unproductive Swansea attack, but at times did look uncertain in his decision making. Was brave when punching the ball clear in the dying minutes as Michu looked to be through on goal
Played most of his game in the opposition half, with little attacking threat posed to him at left-back. Saw plenty of the ball, yet wasted it at times with a number of crosses failing to hit their target. Was on hand late with a vital intervention to stop Swansea on the break.
Very little to do for the veteran centre-back, with Swansea failing to create in the final third. However, was solid when called upon and always alert despite the lack of attacking threat.
Much the same as Gallas, the Belgian centre-back was very rarely troubled, yet was defensively sound when challenged, showing great strength in the air. However, his biggest impact came at the other end of the field, with a great half-volleyed finish to give Spurs a deserved lead.
Was unlucky to see his rocket of a drive bounce off Tremmel's shoulder, and with his defensive duties less taxing this afternoon, he was free to break down the right and stretch the Swansea back line when needed. Should have tested the goalkeeper again on the break, instead, he he hit his shot high and wide.
Exciting display from the winger. After an initially quiet opening 20 minutes, he soon came to the forefront of most Tottenham attacks, with his pace and movement ensuring Davies endured a torrid afternoon at left-back.
Silk personified at times, the Belgian midfielder complimented Sandro perfectly in the middle of the park, with the pair certainly having the better of the midfield battle. Teed up Defoe for am early goalscoring opportunity with a delightful back heel.
A solid display from the defensive midfielder, who ensured that Swansea's fluid play didn't continue into the final third.
Looked the livelier of Tottenham's forward pairing, and whilst he may not have won the battle with Williams, he didn't lose it, and the 30-year-old looked dangerous as ever with a series of pot shots from distance on his 350th Premier League appearance.
Stretches defences well and is happy to pull out wide and provide an option when needed. May not have been firing on all cylinders this afternoon, but was only prevented from opening the scoring by a brilliant Chico block. Limped off following an ankle knock to be replaced by Townsend.
Not as effective a performance as the American would have liked, but certainly didn't shirk his duties and linked up well with his fellow attackers.
The stand-in shot-stopper did well to thwart a number of efforts from distance in the first half, while he was happy to play the ball amongst the defence as Swansea looked to retain possession. Could do little to prevent Vertonghen's well hit strike.
A fine display at centre-back from Chico alongside Williams, the Spaniard thwarted a number of neat one-twos from the Spurs attack, while his key block from an Adebayor shot prevented a certain goal from six-yards.
The young left-back struggled with the pace and movement of Lennon throughout, and was fortunate to have the on-song Williams to bail him out at times. Unfortunately, his poor header teed up Vertonghen for Spurs' winner.
A superb performance from the Wales and Swansea captain. Williams was on hand throughout to intercept the ball, winning a host of key tackles and blocks.
Did not struggle as much as Davies, but his defending was nowhere near as effective as his centre-back pairing. The 27-year-old often resorted to fouling Adebayor, yet he did produce a great cross for Swansea's only real chance of the first half.
Retains possession well, yet a game like this exposed the creative spark missing from his game at times as he was unable to buck the trend of Spurs domination.
J. de Guzmán
A quiet display from the midfielder, whose only real contribution came at the end of the first half, when his shot on the break went just over Lloris' goal. Otherwise, was dominated in the middle of the park by Sandro & co. Replaced by Agustien after an hour.
Non-existent for first half, both in attack and in defence. In the second, he was Swansea's biggest, and often only, threat. The ex-Newcastle and QPR man popped up to release De Guzman on goal and then with a cross for Dyer early in the second half, yet both times his team-mates failed to capitalise.
A quiet showing from the attacker, who really should have given his side the lead early in the first half, yet failed to make any significant contact with Routledge's gilt-edged cross.
Started the game brightly, and was involved in the Welsh side's positive play in the opening stages. Soon faded, however, to have little impact on the game.
Always a danger, Michu nearly caught out Lloris with a spectacular effort from distance in opening 45. Was caught out himself by Dembele in his own half, yet the Spaniard recovered well to block Defoe's resulting opportunity on goal.
Replaced Dempsey with 20 minutes remaining to face his former side, and nearly rekindled his inspired performances from his time at the Liberty Stadium with a great late through ball for Defoe.
Handed 20 minutes after Adebayor was forced from the field due to injury, and helped to continue to stretch the Swansea backline.