Quick off his line and had no chance with Cattermole's strike.
Defended well and a threat when he joined the attack. First-half shot narrowly missed the target.
Lacked quality in his final ball but a composed display from the right back and rarely troubled defensively.
Solid enough display up against Johnson and Borini. Commanding in the air although he didn't always look comfortable.
Horrendous pass straight to Cattermole for Sunderland's opener and often looked like an accident waiting to happen.
Showed why he has been a peripheral figure under Sherwood with a below-par performance. Bypassed too easily in midfield and poor on the ball.
Best player on the pitch by a mile. Created Tottenham's first two goals before scoring the third himself from the edge of the box. Always dangerous with his quality on the ball and from set-pieces.
Some impressive driving runs with the ball early on but faded in influence and dropped too deep in the second-half to get in the game.
Completely lacking in confidence and produced a poor performance. One moment in the second half apart, he didn't take on Sunderland defenders and delivery from wide areas was poor.
The striker scored Tottenham's equalizer with a touch of fortune after the ball came off the top of his thigh before tapping in the fourth late. Not at his most influential but always looked to get involved.
Scored his first Premier League goal in the 59th minute from close range to reward a bright performance after the restart. Recovered from a nasty clash of heads to do all the hard work for the fourth goal of the night.
Good save off Kane in the first half. Helpless to save the first three goals but terrible attempt to keep out Kane for the fourth.
Bullied off the ball and never appeared to have an understanding with Bardsley as Tottenham exposed Sunderland.
Perhaps could have done more going forward but generally strong up against the pace of Lennon in one-on-one situations.
Solid for the most part but fortunate not to concede a penalty for a clumsy challenge on Kane in the second half.
Some strong challenges but as the senior man in the Sunderland defense will feel he could have done more for the Spurs goals. Early header at the other end went just wide.
Dodgy moment in his own goalmouth in the first half and allowed Eriksen to cross too easily for both Spurs goals.
Some tidy passing in central midfield but made a couple of poor decisions in good situations on the break.
Neat and tidy passing at the base of midfield but lacked drive and creativity.
Scored his first goal for Sunderland in bizarre circumstances as he slotted in to a virtually empty net from 30 yards. Got stuck in and was unsurprisingly booked before being replaced by Scocco in the 72nd minute.
Very lively on the break with his skill and speed but didn't really cause Spurs major problems in the final third.
Some lively movement and good control without ever really troubling Spurs. Low shot from the edge of the box in the first half well saved by Lloris.