Ali Al Habsi
Could do nothing to keep out Van der Vaart's opener or Bale's header following some slack defending but was poor with the ball at his feet, giving possession back to the visitors on numerous occasions.
Allowed Emmanuel Adebayor to glide past him far too easily as the visitors went 1-0 up and struggled to match the Togolese striker for pace and power all day. Was strong in the air but Spurs largely stuck to slick passing.
P. van Aanholt
The young Chelsea loanee showed glimpses of real potential, looking to provide his side width by driving up the left flank. Got caught out on a couple of occasions by the fleet-footed Kyle Walker but worked hard.
Was shown a red card for two separate lunges on Gareth Bale and was completely out of his depth in trying to quell the flying Welshman. Wasteful in possession, pumping a number of high balls into no-man's land.
Was caught in possession Adebayor prior to the visitors' opening goal and looked uncomfortable in the center of defense and couldn't match Adebayor for strength.
Faced a torrent of Tottenham counter attacks as his side gave the ball away far too often from the back. Worked incredibly hard in chasing down Modric and Parker but looked like piggy in the middle more often than not.
Got in amongst it with a couple of good challenges but was caught between midfield and defense far too often, not really providing either with enough influence to be effective.
Played a more advanced role just behind Franco Di Santo but despite some neat footwork, the Spaniard largely frustrated the home fans, getting knocked off the ball far too easily by Sandro and giving away the ball. Substituted at half time and rightly so.
Completely isolated on the wing, unable to make much of an impact as Spurs dominated possession. Worked hard to help out his defenders. Looks to be growing into a good team player.
Usually all action but went missing for periods this afternoon, unable to get close to Scott Parker and Luka Modric as he adopted a wider role. Got his side back into the game with a fine finish however, dragging the ball past Brad Friedel.
F. Di Santo
Lacked any real verve or energy in leading the Latics line. Comfortably dealt with by King and Kaboul despite showing some good control to hold up the ball.
Looked comfortable under Wigan's high balls and was protected well by Kaboul and King. Looked a little slow in getting down to Diame's goal but was unsighted.
Nearly set up Adebayor in the opening 10 minutes after a blistering run down the right hand side and had a fine duel with Patrick van Aanholt, causing the young Chelsea loanee plenty of trouble.
Worked well alongside King, going to meet the ball in the air and deal with Franco Di Santo easily. Possibly could've put a foot in to stop Diame before the Senegalese midfielder got his goal but otherwise impressive
A dominant defensive performance from the Spurs skipper, who was flawless for his side once again. He’ll have more difficult days at the office but when required, the injury-plagued center back was there to clean up any potential problems.
Was hardly troubled at the back as Roberto Martinez's side looked to use the left wing to cause the home side problems. Sloppily gave the ball away to Gohouri on the 49th minute to allow the hosts back into the game.
Was magical down in the Spurs midfield, dragging his Wigan counterparts out of position with some gliding runs inside. Played in the corner for Bale to head home as Spurs made it two after 25 minutes.
R. van der Vaart
Deployed in behind Adebayor by Redknapp and didn't take long to benefit, smashing home after some fine work from the Togolese striker in only the second minute. Kept the ball well but lacked penetration outside the box.
The Brazilian returned after a spell on the sidelines and was an absolute rock deep in midfield, breaking up the interplay between Watson and Gomez with some fine challenges. Provided the brawn to compliment Parker's brains.
Sprayed some lovely passes out wide to Bale, Modric and Walker and was there to defend when called upon. Pulled the strings in the middle of the park and the Latics had no answer. A superb showing from the former West Ham man.
The Togo international has started his Spurs career in superb form and didn't take long to make an imprint at the DW Stadium, nicking the ball of Figueroa before making his way into the box to set up Van der Vaart. A thorn in the side of the Wigan defense all day.
The young Welshman picked up his first goal since New Years Day with a simple glanced header from Luka Modric to double Spurs' lead. It was deserved for Bale, who ran his socks off down the left and through the middle. Wigan simply couldn't cope.
- C. Kirkland
Replaced Gomez at half-time to add a little more mettle to the Wigan midfield and was an energetic figure, moving well down the right and stretching Assou-Ekotto out of position.
- 7 Crusat
- 10 S. Maloney
- 19 D. Jones
Came on alongside Conor Sammon but struggled to get up to the pace of the game following his introduction. Looked a yard behind those around him.
Brought on with 20 minutes and looked a threat in the air as the home side pumped balls forward but was isolated far too often. A frustrating end to the game for the former Kilmarnock man.