Rarely tested, but could do little about Gaccherini's firm 3rd-minute header. Corners in general seemed a problem for him, and only some sharp improvisation prevented Larsson curling directly in.
Did what little he had to do to stifle Sunderland's uninspired attackers with a minimum of fuss. Popped up late on with the crucial equalizer, showing his attacking team-mates how to find the net.
Defended very calmly on the rare occasions he was tested and was reliable in possession, if not much of a threat.
Looked good in the first half without having a decisive attacking influence. Replaced by Clyne at the break.
Reasonably assured, though he will face much tougher tests than the one posed by Altidore.
His deliveries from open play and set-pieces were consistently dangerous and, if his team-mates had made the most of them, Southampton would have won comfortably. In the end, one of his late free kicks was enough to earn a draw.
His passing and positional play were as reliable as ever, but Pochettino withdrew him at the halfway point as he re-jigged his team to a more attacking setting.
Drifted in and out of proceedings but almost lit up a dreary afternoon with a fierce volley which flew just past the far post with Westwood at full stretch.
Controlled the midfield with strength, technique and intelligence. Not as much of a threat from attacking set-pieces as he might have been though.
Thought he had leveled the scores moments after Giaccherini's opener, only to be denied by a debatable offside call. Lively throughout, but his finishing touch let him down.
Troubled O'Shea and Diakite all afternoon with his aerial prowess but, one first-half header aside, did not test Westwood anywhere near as often as you would expect him to.
Apart from Rodriguez's early disallowed strike he stopped everything. His saves ranged from the simple to the superb, but he was always reliable. His team's star performer, even if his cause was helped by some poor finishing.
Looked uncomfortable with the pace and skill of Lallana and Clyne at times but made no major rickets.
Always calm in the face of the Southampton onslaught and marshaled his battered defense well, making a number of crucial last-ditch interventions.
Solid enough positionally, even if he was beaten a little too often by Lambert in the air.
Showed a willingness to work and run for the cause but had little impact on this game, as Sunderland's attack still fails to click.
Acquitted himself well out of position at left-back. Vaughan replaced him on 54 minutes.
Took his goal superbly and pressed intelligently in the first half. Replaced by Wickham with eight minutes left as he tired.
His set-piece delivery once again made the difference, but he was an asset to his team in open play too, working tirelessly to fight fires in front of his defence.
Typically comfortable on the ball, he filled in at right back towards the end with no difficulty.
Utterly anonymous for the duration of his time on the pitch - so much so that this reporter was only reminded he had started when his withdrawal was announced at half time.
Still fails to convince he is worthy of such a hefty pricetag. Worked hard - the minimum you would expect - but with no discernible quality.
Replaced Shaw at half time and gave Celustka problems without supplying a killer ball.
His direct running caused moments of panic in the Sunderland defense, but he didn't make the crucial difference.
Took his Premier League bow at half time and almost set up a couple of goals with a hanging cross and clever knockdown. The early signs are he is unselfish enough to work with Lambert as well as instead of him.