The Spurs goalkeeper could do nothing about City's goal but made a series of sharp saves in the first half to keep the hosts in the game.
Offered a useful attacking threat on the right side, especially in the first half when he should have scored but was denied by Hart from a tight angle. Could have been more aware of Nasri's position in the lead-up to City's goal.
A rather complacent performance from the Spurs left-back, particularly when in possession. Could have done more to stop Tevez ahead of Nasri's goal but generally solid defensively.
Looked uncomfortable early on as he dived in to tackles but, like Vertonghen, improved in the second half and was strong in the air against Dzeko.
Caught ball-watching on a couple of occasions in the first half but vastly improved after the break as Spurs stemmed City's attacks.
A poor defensive display from the midfielder as Tevez was constantly able to find space between the lines. Lacked invention on the ball before being replaced by Huddlestone on the hour mark.
The Icelandic midfielder was never able to get in the game from his position on the left side of midfield and did almost nothing of note before being replaced by Holtby in the 60th minute.
The Belgian exerted most of his energy helping out defensively, using his strength to good effect and taking up good positions.
Tottenham's star man returned to the side following an ankle injury and, despite looking far from fit, produced a glorious cross from Dempsey's equaliser before scoring his side's third with a delicate chip.
A virtually anonymous performance from the striker, who did nothing of note before being replaced by Defoe in the 71st minute.
The American worked hard throughout the game - first on the right and then a central role - and got his reward with the equaliser 15 minutes from time from close range.
Stayed alert to deny Walker from a tight angle in the first half but may feel he could have claimed the cross from which Dempsey equalised.
A typically impressive defensive display from the Argentine. Strong in the tackle, expert in his positioning and efficient in his use of the ball when in possession.
Barely put a foot wrong for the first three quarters of the game but only watched as Bale crossed along the six-yard box for Dempsey's goal and could have done more to block Defoe's winner.
A strong performance from the Serbian as he denied Spurs space in the attacking third, keeping particularly close to Adebayor before the striker was substituted.
Caught out positionally on a couple of occasions but made up for it with saving tackles.
The ex-Arsenal man once again raised his game in north London as he scored in the fifth minute with a well-taken volley. Always worried Spurs with his trickery and movement - and nearly scored a superb second but poked wide of the post.
Calm and solid display as he took up good positions screening the back four and was efficient with his passing.
A powerful presence in central midfield, although the Ivorian lacked some of his usual drive and sat a little deep at times.
The England international was on the periphery for much of the game but made a key contribution in the fifth minute as he picked out Nasri with a precise cross for the opening goal. Replaced by Kolarov at half-time, presumably due to injury.
The Bosnian was unable to add to his excellent scoring record against Spurs despite testing Lloris with a low strike in the first half.
A wonderful performance as he floated in pockets of space and knitted moves together for the visitors. Excellent work in the build-up to City's opener before creating chances for Nasri and Dzeko with incisive passes.
A classy display after coming on for Sigurdsson in the 60th minute, including an assist for Defoe's goal.
His creativity and passing made a huge difference for Spurs following his introduction on the hour mark - and the midfielder set up Bale's goal eight minutes from time.
Came on for Adebayor in the 71st minute and made his mark with a lovely strike to put the hosts ahead as he jinked inside from the left and slammed into the far corner.