Didn't have anything to do but commanded his area well and was always vigilant.
Appears a decent option at left back. Was solid defensively - it helped that he had no orthodox winger to face - and got forward often to produce dangerous crosses.
His covering ensured Dawson's lack of pace never became a serious issue, although that might not be a sustainable strategy against more mobile strikers than Crouch and Walters.
Looks far more comfortable at right back. Tackled well and tried to be positive with his passing whenever he got the chance. Occasionally troubled by Assaidi.
Was always going to be outgunned by Crouch in the air, but made sure the former Spurs man did his best work far away from goal. Lucky not to concede a penalty for a dodgy first-half challenge on Assaidi.
Began the game in dawdling mood but his play gained urgency as the afternoon wore on and his goal was brilliantly taken. Rose to the task of pulling Tottenham's midfield strings once Paulinho went off.
Almost every forward pass in the first half was wayward and his set pieces were consistently poor. Improved after the break and tested Sorensen once with a long shot, but remained on the periphery.
Was Spurs' likeliest route to a goal whenever he isolated Pieters, even when his final ball was inconsistent. Both Soldado and Adebayor should have found the net from his crosses. Took his goal brilliantly.
The key reason for Tottenham's midfield dominance until his enforced withdrawal through injury on the hour. His passing, tackling, awareness and energy were all superb, and only his shooting let him down. An impressive return from suspension.
Still can't buy a goal from open play and missed a couple of very good chances, but took his penalty with the kind of assurance that belies a man in the midst of a confidence crisis. The goals will come, surely.
Fluffed one good chance to score himself but worked himself into the ground and drove his team forward at every opportunity.
Made a couple of decent saves and could do nothing about any of the goals.
Comfortable dealing with high balls into the box, uncomfortable with everything else. Tottenham quickly found ways around him.
Eriksen's tendency to drift inside meant he had no direct opponent but he failed to provide his team with any sort of counterattacking outlet.
Tormented by Lennon all afternoon. A torrid display, though it's hardly his fault his boots weren't fitted with a turbocharger.
Made a number of good headed clearances early on but committed the decisive mistake of the match when he practically saved Adebayor's scissor-kick in the box. His team never recovered.
Did nothing in the first half and it was no surprise to see him hauled off for Adam five minutes after the break.
Pressured well early on but could not get a grip as the game opened up after Soldado's opener.
Was supposed to be the passer in this Stoke midfield but was comfortably outshone by Dembele, Paulinho and Capoue. Made to look silly for Dembele's goal.
His good hold-up work ensured Stoke's game plan worked until Soldado's penalty, but he had nothing to work with.
Aside from one run in behind the Tottenham defense early on he was completely starved of service.
Looked Stoke's most dangerous attacking outlet and perhaps should have had a penalty when felled by Dawson, but faded with his team after Soldado's penalty.