Carlo Cudicini â€“ 6; not tested a great deal, but his understanding with the defenders in front of him needs to improve and they need to realise that, unlike Gomes, this guy doesnâ€™t come off his line
Vedran Corluka â€“ 6; a better right back than centre half, but his adaptability is vital with injuries across the back line
Benoit Assou-Ekotto â€“ 6; bright early on and obviously brimming with confidence; ambition leaves space behind exposed occasionally
Ledley King â€“ 6; calm and assured as ever in the first half, but withdrawn with a groin injury
Sebastian Bassong â€“ 6; looks happier with King next to him, but then thatâ€™s true of every other centre back at the club
Aaron Lennon â€“ 8; a real menace throughout, popping up left and right, and scoring the late winner; getting better and better
Luka Modric â€“ 7; busy and bright until collision with Bowyer broke his leg and ended his afternoon prematurely. Will be hugely missed
Wilson Palacios â€“ 7; put himself about in the usual muscular fashion, but ran out of steam as Birmingham went for it late on
Tom Huddlestone â€“ 7; continuing to forge a powerful partnership with Palacios but also tired late on after a busy week
Robbie Keane â€“ 6; worked hard but nothing quite came off for him
Jermain Defoe â€“ 6; missed a great chance in the first half. A quiet afternoon by his standards this season
Alan Hutton â€“ 6; effective going forward but at fault for the goal
Peter Crouch â€“ 7; a real handful in the air; could have had a bundle of goals, hit the bar, scored opening goal, another off the line
Roman Pavlyuchenko â€“ 6; involved in the winner, but not much chance to impress. Lingered to applaud fans at the end â€“ will he still be a Spurs player in a weekâ€™s time?
By Andy Knaggs
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