We turned around a 1-0 deficit following Adam Johnson's opener, with Paulinho levelling the scores before John O'Shea turned Mousa Dembele's cross into his own net shortly after the half-time interval.
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Capoue, Dawson, Naughton; Dembele (Sandro, 73), Paulinho; Lennon, Holtby (Townsend, 78), Chadli (Sigurdsson, 84); Defoe. Subs not used: Friedel, Fryers, Lamela, Soldado.
Sunderland: Mannone; Celustka (Giaccherini, 77), Brown, O'Shea, Bardsley; Larsson, Yueng, Colback (Cattermole, 67); Johnson (Borini, 67), Fletcher, Altidore. Subs not used: Pickford, Dossena, Gardner, Diakite.
Yellow cards: Sunderland - Celustka, Altidore.
Goals: Sunderland - Johnson (37). Spurs - Paulinho (43), O'Shea own goal (49).
Referee: Mr L Mason.