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Jermain Defoe has an effort at goal. Tim Howard parries the effort to safety.
The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.
Mousa Dembele manages to make a clearance.
Hugo Lloris takes the free kick.
Foul by Gerard Deulofeu on Danny Rose, free kick awarded.
Mousa Dembele is cautioned.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Mousa Dembele results in a free kick.
Jermain Defoe comes on in place of Aaron Lennon.
Foul by Sylvain Distin on Emmanuel Adebayor, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Seamus Coleman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Aaron Lennon.
Etienne Capoue manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines.
Clearance made by Kyle Walker.
Clearance by Sylvain Distin.
Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Seamus Coleman fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gerard Deulofeu by Danny Rose.
Ross Barkley has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a fantastic shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick taken by Etienne Capoue.
James McCarthy is penalised for a handball.
Leon Osman goes off and Aiden McGeady comes on.
Gerard Deulofeu is brought on as a substitute for Steven Naismith.
Kevin Mirallas is ruled offside.
Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Naismith on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded.
Joe Paulo Paulinho goes off and Etienne Capoue comes on.
Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick. Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Spurs 1-0 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Kyle Walker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Naismith on Mousa Dembele.
Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Ross Barkley replaces Steven Pienaar.
Clearance by Kyle Walker.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Leon Osman.
Leon Osman restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Joe Paulo Paulinho on Leon Osman, free kick awarded.
Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Christian Eriksen leaves the field to be replaced by Andros Townsend.
A cross is delivered by Kevin Mirallas.
The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker.
Clearance by Leighton Baines.
Header by Emmanuel Adebayor misses right.
Corner taken by Christian Eriksen.
Kevin Mirallas takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Mousa Dembele challenges Kevin Mirallas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Kyle Walker.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Christian Eriksen.
Clearance made by Steven Pienaar.
The ball is swung over by Danny Rose.
The second half has started.
Clearance made by Aaron Lennon.
Clearance made by Michael Dawson.
The match has reached half-time.
Steven Pienaar delivers the ball.
Clearance by Michael Dawson.
The ball is crossed by Steven Pienaar.
Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Steven Naismith by Michael Dawson results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor by Steven Pienaar.
The ball is sent over by Phil Jagielka.
Header at goal by Sylvain Distin goes right of the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Mirallas by Michael Dawson.
Kyle Walker produces a cross.
Corner taken by Christian Eriksen from the left by-line.
A cross is delivered by Danny Rose.
Leighton Baines produces a cross.
Clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
Kyle Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar.
Danny Rose fouled by Seamus Coleman, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Nabil Bentaleb.
Kyle Walker makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines.
Kyle Walker takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Leighton Baines is caught offside.
Jan Vertonghen fouled by Steven Naismith, the ref awards a free kick.
Emmanuel Adebayor delivers the ball.
Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.
Christian Eriksen has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Paulo Paulinho by Steven Pienaar.
Kevin Mirallas manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by James McCarthy.
Foul by James McCarthy on Danny Rose, free kick awarded.
Kevin Mirallas is caught offside.
Header at goal by Leon Osman misses left of the target.
The ball is swung over by Sylvain Distin.
Kevin Mirallas sends in a cross.
Corner taken by Kyle Walker from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Steven Naismith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Steven Naismith.
The ball is swung over by Joe Paulo Paulinho.
Foul by Leon Osman on Mousa Dembele, free kick awarded.
The game begins.
Sherwood demands better at the Lane
Tim Sherwood knows Tottenham's home form needs to improve quickly if they are to stand any chance of Champions League qualification, starting with Everton on Sunday.
Spurs' last outing at White Hart Lane ended in a 5-1 trouncing by Manchester City, who were the fourth side to win in north London this term.
Tottenham's home record of just 18 points from a possible 36 makes for bleak reading, especially given their 26-point haul on the road is the joint-best in the Barclays Premier League.
Sherwood wants to replicate that away form at White Hart Lane and hopes to get back on track with victory against the Toffees.
"The results haven't been great from the start of the season up to now at home," the Spurs head coach said.
"Funnily enough, in a very bad result against Man City, I thought the fans were magnificent, really stuck with us and we just hoped we could have made it a special evening.
"Unfortunately it didn't work for us but it is vitally important that you win your home games.
"Our away record has been excellent, but if you're going to be top four you've got to play very, very well and get the results both home and away."
To keep up with the chasing pack, Sherwood is all too aware of the importance of the clash with Everton.
The Toffees have impressed under Roberto Martinez this season, but Sherwood believes the recent 4-0 Merseyside derby defeat highlights their fallibility.
"Roberto has done very well," the Spurs boss, who welcomes back winger Andros Townsend and midfielder Mousa Dembele from injury on Sunday, said. "He has been a good manager for a period of time now.
"He had a fantastic period at Wigan and he has gone there and it has been a fantastic start. He has changed the way Everton play.
"They look to be a little more adventurous but we would have to say that David Moyes did an excellent job at Everton in the period of time he was there.
"It is good, it is attractive to watch and we know by playing that type of football you can occasionally leave yourself open to what we saw in the derby up there at Anfield.
"You've got me started on this formation thing, but it is all about individual players fortunately or unfortunately. Individual errors count for the goals.
"If you look at those goals they conceded against Liverpool, it was not because they were wide open it was to do with individual errors and unfortunately they couldn't turn it around a very good side.
"But I have seen Everton do that to a lot of teams this season, so we hope to catch them on a bad day."
Martinez hopes January loan signing Lacina Traore can add an extra dimension to his side as they seek to finish the season strongly.
The Ivory Coast striker is approaching full fitness having arrived from Monaco last month with a hamstring problem and could be in the squad to face Spurs.
At 6ft 8in he is one of the tallest players in Europe but Martinez insists he should not be stereotyped because of his size, although he is hoping to take advantage of his physical attributes.
"He is very different to what we have got," said the Spaniard.
"When you see him straight away he gives you a clear idea of what he can bring to the team.
"He is stronger than I thought and he has an incredible appetite for his debut.
"You don't get many foreign players who come to a club and show that appetite for the league.
"After he watched the last home game against Villa you could see he was desperate to play.
"His co-ordination for such a tall guy is quite rare and I think that is where his biggest strength is.
"Technically he is very gifted and the combination play in the final third is as good as it gets.
"As a striker he has all the attributes you wouldn't expect to have in a tall guy and that is what makes him quite rare because he has the physical presence to be a target man in open play.
"He brings extra competition. Romelu Lukaku has been one of the outstanding performers, not just at this club, but in the whole league and for us to have those two options as well as the other players who have been filling in like Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas makes this final third of the competition as exciting as it has ever been."
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