Plenty of action in front of him in the early going but he managed to deal with the flood of chances. Couldn't do much about the opener, but also wasn't asked to make too many saves.
Not much of a threat going forward early on, but had one glorious chance in the second half and blasted it well wide with his right foot.
Sat in the middle of the defense and had plenty of work in the early going. Played well in what has been Rafa Marquez' spot. Did seem to have a few communication issues with Moreno and Reyes. Did make several saving tackles for a Mexico defense that was under plenty of pressure. Replaced early in the second half.
Had plenty asked of him with Dzeko lurking in and around the box. Subbed out early in the second half.
Did well enough on the right side of the center back trio, though Dzeko tended to run the channel on Moreno's side more often, arguably making Reyes' job a bit easier. Was solid in the second half.
Picked up a silly card after being fouled for his reaction. Great driven ball into Hernandez on what should have been a goal in the 25th, and was one of Mexico's biggest threats in the first half.
Did well in trying to pressure the ball, but didn't win it back for his team very often and didn't offer much of real threat when El Tri had the ball.
Slipped a couple of balls through to Hernandez and did more than the other midfielders when Mexico was moving forward. Made it just over an hour.
Part of a midfield that was a bit overrun in the first half and was a big part of the reason why. Sloppy on the ball and not much better defensively.
Looked like the forgotten man in the first half. Rarely saw the ball played to him in a dangerous spot, with the best of the chances falling to Hernandez. Replaced early in the second half.
Hit the post in the 24th after a great first touch set him up, but you felt like he should have finished the chance. Failed to take the same first touch just minutes later when he was played through by Pena. Did little to win the job up front as the one missed chance was about all he got.
Called on for two huge saves to hold onto the win late on.
Looked suspect against the speed of Hernandez but was otherwise very good in keeping Mexico out before being subbed out.
Strong in the air and had a chance from a set play early on. Held Mexico's attack largely in check.
Not asked to do much defensively and had the freedom to get forward down the right, but really didn't test it too much. Taken off early in the second half.
Sat a bit deeper and broke up Mexico's attack very well. Protected the two players in front of him and kept the ball moving when he did get touches.
Made a darting run forward and put in the cross for his team's opener.
Solid showing as his side ran forward in waves in the first half. Mexico never really found a way to deal with what he and Pjanic brought to the table. Subbed off just before the 70 minute mark.
First-time finish gave his side the lead after a strong showing in the first half. Was a constant threat down the right.
Didn't look like a player who spent the year struggling for playing time with Tottenham. Kept his team ticking from a holding midfield spot and was a big part of his side's dominance in the early going.
Set Salihovic free on the opener and was very dangerous working down the left. Subbed off early in the second half after a strong showing.
Very dangerous early getting off three shots inside the opening 10 minutes.
Came on early in the second half and was solid enough at the back. Had one good chance to level the match saved well.
Came on for Pena in the 63rd and had a few moments, but wasn't overly active.
G. dos Santos
Came on for the final 20 minutes but couldn't make much of a difference up top.
Came on in the 58th but had little impact.
On for the second half and brought some life into Mexico's attack with his darting runs forward as well as adding a bit of bite in the midfield.