A Gareth Bale hat-trick and a Son Heung-Min strike were enough to hand Spurs all three points, and to make it four defeats out of five for the Blades.
Interim boss Paul Heckingbottom pulled no punches after the final whistle either.
Speaking about his side’s dire display, he said: “It’s anger at the first-half performance.
“I didn’t enjoy watching that. It was a passive performance. There was a difference in the second half, in approach and attitude.
“From Spurs’ point of view they’ll be happy with the goals but we’re not.
“The first is so passive, the second is a counter from our corner and the third is a giveaway in a bad area.
“We know he [Bale] is a world class player bit we can’t afford to give that type of player those opportunities. We have to be at our best to compete at this level.”
He added: “We know we’ve played against good players ever week in this league and we have to be at our best to compete, and we weren’t in the first half.
“That was the bit that upset me, to be honest. The first half wasn’t good enough.”
Next up for the Blades is a clash against Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon.
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