Committed the rash early challenge in the box that floored Joel Byrom to give the visitors the penalty that gave them the lead. Improved from here and was his commanding self for the remainder of the game.
Was left no chance with the penalty but made an excellent second half save from Roberts and followed up by diving on a loose ball after Stevenage hit the crossbar. Made another good late save from Reid in an accomplished display.
Moved from right-back back into his more natural central position following Dawson's injury. Looked commanding in the middle and kept Beardsley quiet.
Barely got into the game before having to be stretchered off with what looked a serious injury and was later taken to hospital.
Deployed at left-back and was steady. He is a no frills player going forward - keen to retain possession but not courageous enough to take risks when in attacking positions. His defensive positioning was good, though, and he comes away with his reputation enhanced.
R. van der Vaart
Made his long awaited return to the first team and played just behind Jermain Defoe. Had to switch to the right later after Lennon fell to injury. Looked okay but certainly not match sharp just yet.
Started drifting early and after the game settled following the opener he found the space to provide the assist for Defoe to equalise. Not long after, he delivered a splendid cross from the right with the outside of his left foot that was spilled by Day. Was on the end of some rough treatment throughout but won the penalty well having worked his way to the right and back inside. His 20-yard effort smashed the crossbar on the hour mark. Grabbed a second assist for Defoe sliding the striker in on goal. Not at his flying, devastating best but very effective tonight.
Had plenty of space on the right wing but was found too rarely by his team-mates to cause Stevenage a problem. Was replaced on the 37th minute after falling to injury.
Did his usual - floated about the pitch, not getting particularly involved in the rough and tumble but picking his passes and generally trying to keep things ticking over. Replaced with 10 to go for Livermore.
Quite a simple game for Parker. He controlled possession well and was fairly restrained with his attacking instincts given he had Kranjcar alongside him. Didn't get involved in anything notably worrying for the home fans and although he looked fatigued by the end, it puts him in good stead for a return to Premier League action.
Equalised for Spurs with a fantastic left-footed finish. His touch to control set him up nicely for a trademark strike into the bottom corner. Nearly added a second minutes later when Day spilled a Bale cross but his shot was blocked. After half-time he was adjudged offside when tapping home for what looked like a second goal for the hosts. Timed his run well to stay onside before cutting back on Ashton to slam home clinically past Day for his second. Not overly involved away from his goals but did what is required of a centre-forward.
Made his return to White Hart Lane for the first time in 16 years since warming the bench for Ian Walker. Could do little about Defoe's opportunist strike for the first or his second goal. Adebayor's penalty sent him the wrong way and Bale's strike off the crossbar had him watching and willing the ball into the crowd behind him.
Played wide left for the visitors but struggled to get possession of the ball. Didn't look willing enough to push on and trouble Walker and was largely doing a defensive job for the visitors.
Another former Tottenham academy product started at right-back. Looked assured throughout and got forward when he could.
Played with confidence at left-back always looking to play out of defence. Kept Lennon and Walker relatively quiet in the first half. Was guilty of fouling Bale for the Adebayor penalty and was replaced soon after by Myrie-Williams.
Was inches away from doubling Stevenage's lead with a header from a wide free-kick. By the time he'd returned to his position, Tottenham had equalised. Perhaps was fortunate not to concede a penalty on half time for a handball and was involved in another decent shout early in the second half. Otherwise looked commanding and one of the better Stevenage players on display.
Made a superb last ditch tackle on Adebayor just before the end of the first half. Had a good chance of scoring but was denied by Cudicini from close range. Played well alongside Ashton but was guilty of committing the foul on Bale for the penalty.
Took the penalty with assuredness to give Stevenage the lead after his excellent lung-busting run found the space in the box to draw the foul from Nelsen. Broke up play as best he could but his highlight would be the way he won, and scored the early penalty.
Operated on the right for Boro and did well for the most part. With Bale moving flanks, he could afford to not be too defensive minded with Henry behind him.
Hit a great second-half effort that was beaten away by Cudicini. Had the job of filling the gap between midfield and defence. Provided a couple of half chances for Stevenage through his opportunist long-range strikes. As the game went on he got forward well and hit a curving effort just wide in injury time.
Shroot had to provide an attacking balance to the midfield and support Beardsley. Did okay and got his head to a second-half corner that rebounded off the underside of the crossbar.
Tasked as the lone front man and did okay. Won a couple of headers against Kaboul which is no mean feat. Worked hard but was struggling to make an impact and replaced by Reid.
- B. Friedel
Came on for the injured Dawson and slotted in at right-back. Did fairly well but found it hard to make ground going forward against a tough Stevenage defence. Possibly got a touch on a Stevenage header that struck the crossbar in the second half.
- W. Gallas
- L. Modrić
Came on for the final 10 minutes for Kranjcar to close the game out. Did well enough.
Entered the fray on the 37th minute for the injured Lennon and wasn't too interested in proceedings. However, after his half-time cup of tea, he seemed rejuvenated and looked lively from the off. A couple of purposeful runs were followed by a confidently taken penalty to give Spurs the lead.
- G. dos Santos
- A. Julian
- P. Edwards
- S. Long
- P. Winn
Replaced Charles on the hour mark. Looked lively and on a number of occasions tricked his way into good positions.
- B. May
Came on for Beardsley on the hour mark. Almost found the second goal with a neat backheel from a low cross but Cudicini foiled with his feet.