Prevented Tottenham from running away with the match with a number of solid stops and played well despite being beaten twice. Could do nothing for Bale's vicious drive and was beaten by a cute finish from Vertonghen. Incredibly comfortable with the ball at his feet.
The Spanish center back, returning from injury, was brash and aggressive, stepping up and hurtling into tackles. But that often left him exposed at the back, allowing gaps to develop which Tottenham exploited. Taken off in the second half as he continues his recovery.
Got forward with real drive and intent, rampaging up the right flank all afternoon and firing in devious, dangerous crosses. Penned Sigurdsson back in his own half, and was rarely troubled defensively. Swansea's brightest player.
Used the ball well, retaining possession with composure and passing the ball forwards with authority. Kept Adebayor largely under wraps, competing well against the big Togo forward, though could have got closer to Bale for the Welshman's goal.
A solid performance from the youngster, who matched the pace of Lennon and contained the Spurs winger well. Also got forward with abandon, linking well with Pablo and troubling Walker on the overlap.
Bright and lively, but profligate in front of goal. Smashed a close-range header against the crossbar when he really should have scored, but caused panic in the Tottenham defense when he drifted infield, darting towards goal.
The most peripheral of Swansea's attackers, Pablo struggled to make an impact on the game and was well marshaled by Walker. An ineffective performance plagued with poor touches and wayward passes. Eventually replaced by Shechter as the Swans pushed for an equalizer.
J. de Guzmán
Fielded slightly deeper than normal, anchoring the midfield, but wasn't as dynamic or inventive as he can be. Looked lethargic, perhaps a hangover from midweek international exertions, and was duly subbed just before the hour mark.
The one-time Spurs winger gave a hot-and-cold performance. He occasionally burst into life, but was all too frequently let down by poor control or an ill-advised pass. Often crowded out in the middle of the pitch.
Keep possession ticking over in the heart of midfield, though much of his possession was backwards or sideways. Occasionally struggled against the pace and power of Spurs' midfield, especially Dembele.
The Spanish forward, a revelation when he first arrived in the Premier League, has lost his spark in recent weeks. It looked like his goal drought would be extended further after he missed several great chances, but finally managed to head the ball past Friedel from a corner.
Returned to the side in the absence of the injured Hugo Lloris and performed well, making a number of solid, if unspectacular, saves. Less proactive than the French keeper, though was alert to rush from his line to stop Michu. Powerless to stop the Spaniard's goal.
Struggled against the lively Dyer, who caused problems both down the line and when drifting infield, and was hugely troubled by the adventurous runs of right back Tiendalli. Never looks entirely comfortable at left back, and provided little forward impetus.
The Spurs captain was a vocal presence on the pitch, leading the team by example. He defended well, competing for everything in the air and throwing himself in front of shots, and was solid on the deck. Tottenham is a better team when Dawson is on the pitch.
A complete performance from the Belgian, who defended intelligently and got forward well too. Showed his attacking ability with a fine strike, starting and finishing the move with an adventurous run and inventive finish, and set up Tottenham's second goal. Became a little brash in the closing stages.
Contained Pablo with relative ease and was rarely beaten by the Spaniard, though had a tendency to switch off and allow Davies room to attack on the overlap. Offered little going forward, and was occasionally caught in possession.
Gobbled up ground in midfield, closing down players and throwing his body in the way of shots and passes. An all-action, uncompromising performance, though his negative passing allowed Swansea to gain the upper hand. Showed his inexperience in the latter stages to close out the match.
Did not enjoy his return to the Liberty Stadium, having spent six months there on loan from Hoffenheim last season. His every touch was booed, and he struggled to have any affect on the match. Forced back to defend against the overlapping Tiendalli, but gave the Dutchman too much space. Replaced by Holtby.
The game occasionally passed him by, with Swansea's movement and passing outmaneuvering him. Tidy in possession, but not at his usual, direct self, and didn't explode forward as he has done in the past. Worked hard alongside Parker, but was somewhat timid.
Very rarely got the better of Davies, who contained the Spurs winger's bursts forward well. Defended manfully, helping Walker contain Pablo. Worked hard.
Held the ball up well, providing an excellent release for his side, and pressed Swansea's possession-orientated defense tirelessly. But, as is so often the case, was wasteful in front of goal, missing a good one-on-one chance, and looked short on confidence. On a yellow card, he was subbed after an hour.
Was a lively presence and scored a stunning, long-range goal, firing a devious, venomous shot past Vorm. Also played a cute, scooped pass for Vertonghen's opener, only his third assist of the season. Worked hard, tracking back to help his defense, and made a vital block to deny Dyer.
Replaced Chico Flores in the second half and looked worried by the pace of Spurs' attack, Bale and Defoe especially.
Came on in place of De Guzman midway through the second half and was a bundle of energy. Always showed for the ball and used it well too. Provided the corner for Michu's goal, and his set-pieces were a frequent threat.