The ultimate "sweeper-keeper," the Frenchman was quickest off his line to everything he needed to be. Could do very little about Southampton's goals, however.
Struggled under pressure — and much of that was due to Tottenham's high line. Kaboul, along with the rest of the Spurs back four, simply struggled to keep a lid on the visitors' front two when playing so far up the pitch.
Collectively, the Spurs defense really struggled in the first half and Vertonghen, much like Kaboul, was a victim of Tottenham's high line. Improved after the break.
Got forward well, as was evidenced by the cross for Tottenham's opener, but made a criminal error for Southampton's first — and second. What was he thinking?
Did not show the greatest of positioning early and could not be said to have had a particularly good game. He did not, though, have as bad a game as Kyle Naughton.
Lost the ball a few times early on but, like Chadli, was an enthusiastic runner for his side. Could not be said to have done anything majorly wrong.
Little could be seen of the Belgian during a first half in which Eriksen outshone everyone in a Spurs shirt. Was taken off at halftime.
Enthusiastic throughout, although he often lost the ball with the odd sloppy pass. Still, Chadli was a bigger threat than a lot of his teammates today — and, based on this display, he deserves a place in Sherwood's team.
Started off down the right and quite often cut inside. Could often be seen down the left in the second half, although he did not offer too much from either position. Was replaced by Townsend with 20 minutes to go.
Played superb passes from the very first minute and then pulled his side back into the game by slotting home Tottenham's first and second goals. At times, it was almost a case of Eriksen taking the whole Southampton team on alone. He really was that good.
Displayed some intricate little touches throughout and could not be faulted for his effort. Looked nervous with his finishing at times but was brilliant in the buildup to moves, having provided a wonderful assist for Eriksen's second.
Amazingly, the Saints goalkeeper got an assist for Southampton's first goal, which put his tally for the season level with Everton's Leighton Baines. Could not stop either of Tottenham's goals, however, and made only a couple of saves of note.
Really gave Tottenham a lifeline early by letting a Naughton cross slip past him, from which Eriksen poked home to pull a goal back for Spurs. Southampton was utterly dominant before that. Was substituted at halftime.
Enraged the home fans by staying down for a lengthy period after being brought down and made a couple of rash tackles. Did not do too much wrong, though, and will be disappointed to have conceded.
Played well for the most part but, like Lovren, will feel Tottenham should not have been allowed to score the goals it did.
Preferred to stick to the left byline like glue and was often seen receiving strict instructions from Pochettino. Looked good on the ball and did little wrong individually, although both of Tottenham's goals came after crosses from the right.
The Southampton midfield was characterized by its collective unity today, with everyone contributing intricate passes and runs into the box whenever they could. Davis was no different, making himself known with some superb entrances into the final third.
Not as noticeable as his fellow Southampton midfielders, Cork committed a few fouls here and there and could not be said to have been as decisive as Lallana. Not a bad performance by any means, though.
Tottenham's high line allowed Ward-Prowse, like many others in a red shirt, to excel with through balls from deep. He took full advantage with some great passing.
Drifted wide left but could be found down the middle for Southampton's second, with the midfielder slotting home to double his side's early lead. This was another impressive performance from Lallana and, given his showings in an England shirt as well, there is no reason he should not be on the plane to Brazil this summer.
Looked to keep it simple and could not really take advantage of Spurs' high line early on. The Saints midfield kept playing through balls for Lambert to run onto but he lacked the pace to really capitalize. The 32-year-old, though, was terrific when the shoe was on the other foot, threading through some exquisite passes to Rodriguez.
Made a blinding start, showing a good touch, and was especially good off the ball. Threatened early, showing his ability to break free of the back line with an offside goal. Spurs did not listen — and he scored just minutes later with a terrific finish. Came off in the second half with a slight injury. England contender? Without a doubt.
Replaced Lennon in the second half but did not offer too much for his side going forward.
Will be remembered only for his late strike. But what a strike it was. Having received the ball outside the box in injury time, he just thumped it toward goal and scored a terrific strike.