Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham: Credit must go to players - Villas-Boas

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says credit must go to his players after Spurs beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

A Hugo Lloris error allowed Adam Johnson to give Sunderland the lead, but Paulinho poked in at the near post to level before Spurs went ahead thanks to John O'Shea's own goal.

Villas-Boas praised the belief of his team who have bounced back from a 6-0 defeat away at Man City last month to take seven points from their three Premier League games so far in December.