Last Updated: 07/04/14 10:00pm
Spurs complete a 5-1 victory as Sunderland move closer to the drop. Thanks for following the game with me this evening. Stay here for report, ratings and reaction, with Sherwood set to answer questions over his future, despite his side's comfortable win.
Mannone's poor punch fails to clear the area, allowing Kaboul to tee up Siggurdsson on the edge of the six-yard box.
Kane beat Brown and Vergini before shooting under Mannone, who took the pace off the ball, but Adebayor stepped in to tap in from close range.
Adebayor now gets in to the box, again on the left, but his effort to pick out the far post is foiled by Mannone.
Sunderland back off Eriksen, who strikes a shot from 20 yards which finds the bottom corner, via a deflection off Bardsley's heel.
Johnson plays in Gardner at the near post, but the Sunderland sub opts to step over the ball for Borini, with Kaboul reading his intention and clearing the danger.
Johnson wins a free-kick by the corner flag after drawing a foul from Rose but his delivery is woeful and floats over everyone.
Scocco's first touch is a shot from just outside the box which hits the sidenetting. Good effort from the Sunderland substitute.
Scocco and Gardner replace Cattermole and Cuellar. Sunderland will go to a back four, with Scocco joining Borini in attack, allowing Johnson to float.
Eriksen brilliantly threads a ball in behind for Lennon, who cuts back for Kane but Cuellar gets across again.
Lennon cuts inside and shoots from inside the box but Cuellar throws himself in front of the ball to block.
Borini has a go from distance but Lloris comfortably steps across before dropping to one knee to gather.
The Tottenham youngster taps in from close range after another devilish delivery from Eriksen on the left.
Brilliant defending from Bardsley stops Eriksen tapping in Lennon's cut-back. Let off for Sunderland.
Sherwood has used one of the press box monitors to watch the Cuellar-Kane clash again and he cannot believe his team have not been given a penalty.
Tottenham get in the box for the first time since half-time and they should have a penalty for Cuellar's challenge on Kane. Ref Mason, though, believes a corner is sufficient, and Sunderland clear at the first attempt.
Chiriches needlessly fouls Johnson on the left. Johnson delivers but it is a poor cross and easily cleared at the near post,
Johnson cuts in from the left and has a shot from 25 yards but it drifts high and wide. Encouraging start from Sunderland.
Sunderland waste the first break of the second period, when Johnson plays in Alonso but the wing-back failed to hold his run and Spurs escape with a free-kick for offside.
Rory wants changes: 'I would like to see Sigurdsson come on and Sandro for Rose and Naughton. We could play three at the back and Siggy goes LM.'
Chris Green could not believe what he was watching when Cattermole scored: 'Three words to describe the mistake from Lloris: shambolic, unacceptable and embarrassing.' I thought Chiriches was most at fault, but as a fully paid-up memeber of the Goalkeepers' Union, I probably would.
Matt Davies and Paul aren't impressed with Spurs. Paul replies: 'Make any changes? Yes. Sack the idiot on the board who wasted £100 million last summer! Got to be the worst management decision of the decade.' Matt suggests a short-term solution: 'I would pick four random spectators and swap them with the Spurs back four.'
What did you make of that? Sherwood will be furious at Tottenham's continued generosity at the back, but his side got themselves back into the game, with Eriksen particularly threatening. Would you make any changes?
It's all-square at the break after Adebayor's equaliser cancelled out Sunderland's comical opener, which was gifted to Cattermole.
Sunderland's turn to win a free-kick after Rose fouls Bardsley. This one is on the right, 35 yards out. Borini tries a shot, which hits the wall, when perhaps a cross might have been a smarter option.
Eriksen has another go and beats the wall, but his reverse effort to catch out Mannone drifts wide of the post.
Cattermole is furious to concede another free-kick, this one closer than the last, after sliding through Kane to win the ball.
Paulinho is fouled by Bridcutt 25 yards from goal after Alonso gave the ball away. Eriksen fancies it...
Adebayor attempts to curl one inside the far post from 25 yards, but it's a soft attempt and Mannone steps across to make an easy catch.
Another fine cross from Eriksen causes chaos in the six-yard box, where Bardsley narrowly avoids putting the ball into his own net but almost sets up Adebayor. Mannone, though, was alert and got to the loose ball first.
Cuellar takes no chances and slides in to clear a through ball, despite Mannone rushing from his line to attempt to smother. Sunderland clear the corner with ease.
Rose beats a defender on the edge of the box to check out on to his left foot before smashing in a shot which flies just wide of the far post. Sunderland on the ropes at the moment.
Sunderland allow Eriksen plenty of time and space to deliver a wicked low ball from the left towards the far post, from where Adebayor bundles the ball past Mannone. Poor defending - too easy for Spurs.
Lloris dives to his right to parry Borini's effort from the left of the box after Cattermole teed up his team-mate. The corner swings out of play before arriving in the box.
Kane's touch in the box is poor, allowing Sunderland to get a block in before the ball rebounds to Adebayor, who shoots narrowly over the bar.
Naughton fires narrowly wide from the edge of the box after a free-kick was pulled back to him. Mannone looked beaten.
Alonso is booked for clattering into Eriksen on the edge of the box. Ref Lee Mason played an advantage, which was squandered by Lennon.
Tottenham waste a great chance to level immediately as Kane pounces on a loose ball but fires straight at Mannone from inside the box.
Chiriches threw to Lloris, who returned the ball from outside of his box. Chiriches then tried to play square to Kaboul but his pass was wayward, allowing Cattermole to sidefoot home first-time from 30 yards, with Lloris unable to recover. Awful goal to concede.
Thomas Norton-Crossman had hoped Sherwood might be a little more carefree in his approach, if he is indeed about to be relieved his his duties: 'Sherwood is no fun. If I had been told I was out of the job, I would slap Adebayor in goal, and Friedel up top as the pacy striker.'
Tottenham escape as Brown heads Johnson's free-kick narrowly wide of the far post, with Lloris well beaten. Best chance of the game so far.
Brown has to nod behind after Kane and Paulinho both headed Naughton's cross back towards goal. Eriksen delivers a driven corner but Cueller clears from in front of Kaboul.
Chadli wins a free-kick 35 yards from goal. Eriksen delivers, but it loops up off their first defender and Kaboul cannot control at the far post.
Rose bursts down the left and fires in a cross which sails beyond everyone and out for a throw-in on the opposite side of the pitch, closer to the halfway line than the goal-line.
Eriksen's cross comes off the top of the bar after taking a heavy deflection off Alonso, with Mannone backpedaling frantically. Ki then clears Eriksen's corner from the near post.
Alonso's cross from the left deflects off Lennon, but Lloris sprints down the line to keep it from going behind for a corner. Tottenham then launch their first attack but Naughton's cross bounces straight to Mannone.
Sunderland share the ball around before Kaboul clatters into the back of Cattermole when challenging for a header.
The two sides have emerged from the tunnel, with Tottenham in white, of course. Sunderland are wearing their yellow away strip. Poyet has embraced almost every member of the Tottenham coaching staff, before greeting Sherwood with a hug. No gilet tonight for the Spurs boss, who is surrounded by photographers.
Eimantas Noreikis thinks the Sunderland defence is vulnerable: 'I will go for a 2-1 win for Spurs with Eriksen and Adebayor. Johnson for the Cats. Don't see Sunderland surviving with Vergini playing the games.'
Callum Flesher predicts a tight home triumph: 'I think Spurs will win 2-1. Adebayor with a brace; Johnson to score for Sunderland.' Black Cat Jack Sayers hasn't given up hope, though: 'Sunderland 1-0, goal by Fabio Borini. Haway the lads - Things can only get better!'
Sherwood has just spoken to MNF about the rumours surrounding his future. Understandably, he was not keen to give much away: 'It's not about me tonight. We need to set up the team to entertain the fans. It's business as usual for me.'
Aaron Gilbert doesn't fancy Sunderland much: '2-0 to Spurs tonight. I don't see us conceding against these clowns.' Harsh? Yes. Fair? we'll see.
Chris Green from Huddersfield is quickest off the mark with a prediction: 'Tottenham to win 3-0, with Eriksen (2) and Kane scoring the goals.'
How do you see this one going tonight? Can Tottenham win for their under-pressure manager? Will Sunderland get the points they badly need? I want to hear your views throughout the afternoon. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter: @IanWatson1.
After their 2-1 defeat to West Ham in last week's Monday Night Football, Sunderland bring back Cuellar and Johnson, with O'Shea and Wickham making way.
Sherwood makes four changes to his Spurs team from the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Super Sunday last week. Chiriches, Paulinho and Adebayor all come in alongside Kane, who makes his first Premier League start.
The two benches: Tottenham: Friedel, Fryers, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Sandro, Sigurdsson, Townsend. Sunderland: Larsson, Gardner, Wickham, Colback, O'Shea, Scocco, Ustari
Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, Cuellar, Vergini, Ki, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Johnson, Borini.
Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen, Adebayor, Kane.
Meanwhile, Gus Poyet has to inspire his side to victory tonight if they are to pull off a great escape. Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League table and seven points from safety with eight games remaining. Their next three games are against top-five opposition. Is it too late for the Black Cats?
Both sides are desperate for the points tonight, but for different reasons. The hosts need to arrest a run of poor form which has seen them lose four of their last six matches, with head coach Tim Sherwood reportedly set to pay the price in the summer.