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  • Date:05 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:34,124
  • Saha (2) Coleman (74)
  • Van der Vaart (10)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

93mins

Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

92mins

Leighton Baines fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

91mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.

89mins

The referee penalises Marouane Fellaini for handball. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

88mins

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Jack Rodwell coming on for Louis Saha.

86mins

Leon Osman comes on in place of Steven Pienaar.

85mins

Rafael Van der Vaart fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by William Gallas results in a free kick. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Robbie Keane coming on for Aaron Lennon.

79mins

Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Jermaine Jenas takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Beckford.

75mins

Seamus Coleman finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Everton 2-1 Tottenham.Shot from 20 yards by Louis Saha. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Mikel Arteta.

74mins

Aaron Lennon fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Michael Dawson takes a shot. Phil Neville gets a block in.

73mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Phil Neville.

73mins

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.

72mins

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Fantastic save by Tim Howard.

70mins

Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. Free kick crossed right-footed by Niko Kranjcar from left channel, clearance made by Louis Saha.

70mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a comfortable save.

67mins

Foul by Jermaine Jenas on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

67mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Marouane Fellaini. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

65mins

Shot from just outside the area by Louis Saha goes over the bar.

65mins

Shot from just outside the box by Seamus Coleman misses to the left of the target.

63mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

63mins

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

62mins

Shot by Louis Saha from 18 yards. Blocked by Alan Hutton.

62mins

Shot by Rafael Van der Vaart. Fantastic save by Tim Howard.

61mins

The referee blows for offside against Leighton Baines. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

60mins

The referee blows for offside. Johnny Heitinga takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Leighton Baines concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

58mins

Niko Kranjcar comes on in place of Gareth Bale. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Tim Howard makes a save.

57mins

Phil Neville receives a yellow card. Phil Neville concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Sylvain Distin.

56mins

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.

54mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.

53mins

Mikel Arteta fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Heurelho Gomes by Jermaine Beckford. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

49mins

Mikel Arteta fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mikel Arteta, blocked by Jermaine Jenas.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Saha on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Direct free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.

45mins

Steven Pienaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Hutton. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart.

44mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter Crouch. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.

43mins

Shot from just outside the box by Rafael Van der Vaart goes over the crossbar.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Peter Crouch results in a free kick. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

38mins

Mikel Arteta takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael Dawson.

37mins

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Crouch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

35mins

Jermaine Beckford produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

34mins

Luka Modric has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

33mins

Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Hutton on Sylvain Distin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

31mins

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jenas by Louis Saha. Michael Dawson takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Peter Crouch. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

25mins

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, clearance made by Jermaine Jenas.

24mins

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Jermaine Jenas gets a block in.

23mins

Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

23mins

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Heurelho Gomes.

20mins

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Neville. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Jermaine Beckford produces a overhead kick left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

17mins

Steven Pienaar fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga by Peter Crouch results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

16mins

Alan Hutton takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Pienaar.

15mins

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Gareth Bale. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

11mins

Rafael Van der Vaart finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Everton 1-1 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Peter Crouch.

8mins

Peter Crouch produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

8mins

Louis Saha concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Hutton. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.

7mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Rafael Van der Vaart goes wide right of the goal.

3mins

A goal is scored by Louis Saha from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Leighton Baines.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half kicks off.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Everton are without defender Phil Jagielka for the visit of Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League. The England international aggravated a thigh strain on his return to action in Saturday's loss at Stoke and will also miss next weekend's FA Cup tie at Scunthorpe.

John Heitinga (knee) could replace him if he passes a fitness test but winger Seamus Coleman is also doubtful after a blow to the ribs. Top goalscorer Tim Cahill is on international duty with Australia at the Asian Cup.

In recent years Spurs have been bracketed with Everton in a cluster of clubs chasing the traditional big four, but boss David Moyes accepts a gap has now opened up.

The Scot said: "They're having a great season and are probably getting more coverage than any other team in the Premier League at the moment, and rightly so. At the start of the season I thought there were a few teams who could have a good go at winning the Premier League and I think Tottenham have shown that.

"It is something which has been coming, the club has continually invested in players. I think you would expect them to come through. We have been competing with them over a few years, finishing fifth or sixth, but I think Tottenham have always had that financial clout that comes from being a big club in London.

"They have got a massive squad. Look at the spending they have put into the club over the last few years. They're probably as big spenders as most clubs, including Chelsea. Not as big as Man City, obviously, but up there with the best."

Alan Hutton and William Gallas are injury concerns for Tottenham. Hutton suffered a foot injury against Fulham and is rated as "touch and go" by manager Harry Redknapp while Gallas is nursing a tight hamstring.

Jermain Defoe and Younes Kaboul are suspended while Carlo Cudicini (shoulder), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Ledley King (groin), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) remain sidelined.

Redknapp has urged the Los Angeles Galaxy not to scupper David Beckham's potential move to Tottenham by dragging their heels over a decision. Beckham is keen to return to Europe during Galaxy's close season, with a view to proving to England manager Fabio Capello he deserves a recall to the national side.

The 35-year-old would have to return the United States for the start of the Major League Soccer season, which kicks off with Galaxy playing the Seattle Sounders on March 15. But Spurs are still waiting to hear whether the Galaxy will sanction the move - and Redknapp admitted any significant delay would force him to have second thoughts.

"I haven't heard anything for a few days. I was looking at (signing him for) at least three months really," said Redknapp.

"If it is a very a short-term thing it can be a problem, as much as I would like him and I am a great fan of his. He would be great to have around the place. As a player, as a person and as a professional he is top class. He'd be a great role model for the young players."

Formation:442Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Tim Howard
  • Phil Neville
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Louis Saha
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Leon Osman
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Victor Anichebe

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Match Report

Blues dent Spurs title bid Everton put Tottenham's title aspirations in the shade with a 2-1 victory in a compelling Barclays Premier League encounter. Seamus Coleman grabbed a 75th-minute winner at Goodison Park after the outstanding Rafael van der Vaart had cancelled out Louis Saha's superb early opener. Both sides had numerous opportunities to win an absorbing contest but it was Everton, rediscovering the spark that has been missing for much of the season, who held on for a victory greeted with much jubilation. The only consolation for Spurs was that they retained fourth place in the table thanks to yet another defeat for ailing champions Chelsea. Fans' favourite Robbie Keane was thrown on 10 minutes from time on the day it was confirmed talks had begun over a possible #7million to Birmingham. But the Republic of Ireland striker could not make a final telling contribution and his Spurs career could now be over. Spurs were caught cold after just three minutes as Saha finally ended his 11-month league goal drought with a fine strike from 25 yards. William Gallas backed off his fellow Frenchman outside the area and the striker took full advantage to unleash a ferocious low shot which beat Heurelho Gomes from distance. The visitors were stung into action and went close as Peter Crouch headed on for Van der Vaart and the Dutchman attempted a left-foot lob from 30 yards which curled narrowly wide. Everton felt they should have had a penalty after an apparent push by Alan Hutton on Steven Pienaar, but referee Lee Probert saw nothing untoward. Hutton then compounded Everton's frustration by swinging in the cross from the right which led to Spurs' equaliser after 11 minutes. Crouch pounced on a Heitinga slip to head the high ball back across goal and Van der Vaart was the first to react, meeting it with a powerful header Tim Howard could not keep out. Jermaine Beckford had an opportunity for Everton when he turned Gallas inside the box after a neat pass from Saha, but shot well over. Another shooting chance opened up for Coleman after a slick Everton move but Jermaine Jenas slid in to make a vital block. Spurs responded as Luka Modric got a sight of goal but Sylvain Distin got in the way. Crouch thought he had put Spurs ahead on the stroke of half-time when he sidefooted home from a Gareth Bale pass, but the flag was raised for offside. Van der Vaart then fired narrowly over from a free-kick as Spurs ended the first half in the ascendancy. Everton boss David Moyes appeared to speak to Probert as the official left the pitch at half-time, possibly about his side's failed penalty appeal, before heading down the tunnel. But his players remained fully fired up and had the chance to start the second half much as they did the first as Saha released Coleman down the right. The Irishman raced into the box but ignored Beckford in the middle and shot straight at Gomes. Spurs suffered a blow as Bale, who had been brought down by Neville while on the charge moments earlier, appeared to limp off after being fouled again just before the hour. Van der Vaart almost caught Everton out again when he beat Distin on the edge of the box but Howard palmed away his dipping shot. Everton went straight back onto the attack and Saha met a Coleman cross with a powerful first-time volley but Hutton scrambled back to deflect the goalbound effort wide. Saha was gifted another chance when a Gallas interception rolled into his path, but Gomes was equal to his shot. Howard was then called into action twice in quick succession at the other end, first producing a brilliant point-blank save to deny Van der Vaart from six yards after a weaving run by Modric. Crouch then found space to shoot from distance but Howard tipped the ball over. Everton threw themselves forward again as Beckford sent Saha clear, and this time it proved decisive. Saha cut inside and although Gomes parried his long-range piledriver, Coleman followed up to put home the rebound with a diving header. Ayegbeni Yakubu should have added a third late on when clean through, but dwelt too long on the ball.

Form Guide

    LDDWDL
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • WDDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 1
  • Everton
  • 23/10/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 28/02/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 06/12/2009
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 09/05/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 1
  • Everton
  • 30/11/2008
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 30/01/2008

Top Scorers

Everton

  • T Cahill 9
  • M Arteta 3
  • L Baines 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • S Coleman 2
  • A Yakubu 1
  • S Pienaar 1

Tottenham

  • G Bale 7
  • R Van der Vaart 6
  • R Pavlyuchenko 5
  • A Lennon 2
  • A Hutton 2
  • P Crouch 1
  • T Huddlestone 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • S Bassong 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 21
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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