Poyet told Tottenham's website: "We could talk about everyone one-by-one but it was a team performance, the players understood how you have to defend, even after losing a player.
"The key moments were the saves by Paul Robinson, he was magnificent and showed why he's England number one and why he plays at that level., the full-backs, the four across midfield, Berba on his own up front. It was a team performance.
"Sometimes you have say names but the key of this game was the whole group including the subs - Tainio went in there and did perfectly.
"It was a big, big win for everyone at Spurs."