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Gareth Bale crosses the ball, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, comfortable save by Tim Howard.
Unfair challenge on Louis Saha by William Gallas results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Leighton Baines, save by Heurelho Gomes. Tony Hibbert has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Pienaar.
Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Luka Modric.
A cross is delivered by Roman Pavlyuchenko. A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Tim Howard makes a save.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
Rafael Van der Vaart delivers the ball, clearance made by Tim Cahill.
Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Seamus Coleman goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, Tim Cahill makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Raniere Sandro is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Johnny Heitinga leaves the field to be replaced by Tony Hibbert. Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, save by Tim Howard. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Pienaar.
Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in. Corner taken by Gareth Bale, save by Tim Howard. Alan Hutton takes a shot. Steven Pienaar gets a block in.
Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Bale.
Rafael Van der Vaart is booked.
Steven Pienaar challenges William Gallas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Tim Howard makes a save.
Shot from just outside the box by Tim Cahill misses to the left of the target.
Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Roman Pavlyuchenko coming on for Aaron Lennon.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the area by Steven Pienaar misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha by Raniere Sandro. Phil Jagielka takes the indirect free kick.
Louis Saha is brought on as a substitute for Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Phil Neville makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Johnny Heitinga from left channel, clearance by Peter Crouch. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Leighton Baines played to the near post, clearance by William Gallas.
Sylvain Distin sends in a cross, Tim Cahill challenges Benoit Assou-Ekotto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is crossed by Phil Jagielka, clearance by Raniere Sandro.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, clearance by Peter Crouch.
Centre by Tim Cahill, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Luka Modric. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Raniere Sandro, Gareth Bale takes a shot. Phil Neville makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Younes Kaboul goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Centre by Raniere Sandro, Gareth Bale takes a shot. Phil Neville manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart, Younes Kaboul produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Seamus Coleman goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Lennon fouled by Seamus Coleman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from left wing.
Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Aaron Lennon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Peter Crouch produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Ayegbeni Yakubu offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Alan Hutton, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Raniere Sandro coming on for Wilson Palacios.
Luka Modric fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Seamus Coleman.
Phil Neville produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.
Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Seamus Coleman. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance. Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Alan Hutton sends in a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luka Modric on Seamus Coleman. Leighton Baines produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Wilson Palacios delivers the ball.
Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Free kick crossed by Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Luka Modric produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Leighton Baines.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Phil Neville. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.
Steven Pienaar challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wilson Palacios restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Alan Hutton, Rafael Van der Vaart finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Tottenham 1-1 Everton.Assist by Peter Crouch.
The ball is crossed by Alan Hutton, Rafael Van der Vaart finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tottenham 1-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Peter Crouch.
A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton, Rafael Van der Vaart scores a headed goal from close in. Tottenham 1-1 Everton.Assist by Peter Crouch.
The ball is crossed by Phil Neville, clearance by William Gallas.
Leighton Baines gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Everton.Unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu by Younes Kaboul results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Gareth Bale takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Phil Neville.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Younes Kaboul crosses the ball, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Ayegbeni Yakubu delivers the ball, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Foul by Younes Kaboul on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
Gareth Bale fouled by Phil Neville, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Tim Cahill takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Wilson Palacios is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilson Palacios on Seamus Coleman. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Foul by Seamus Coleman on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball, clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.
The ball is swung over by Alan Hutton, clearance by Phil Neville.
Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the indirect free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
The referee gets the second half underway.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee ends the match.
Redknapp: Bale going nowhere
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists man-of-the-moment Gareth Bale is "not for sale" ahead of the home clash with Everton.
The Wales international is still basking in his sensational San Siro hat-trick against Inter Milan on Wednesday that elevated him to superstar status overnight.
"He'll look back on that, surely, in years to come - and what an achievement," said Redknapp, who hopes the 21-year-old recovers from his amazing exploits in time for the game with Everton.
"He's tired, the kid," Redknapp added. "He had a couple of tough games for Wales and then, obviously, Saturday (against) Fulham, Wednesday night in the San Siro.
"He's nearly empty but, hopefully, there's still a little bit of petrol in there."
Redknapp immediately slapped a not-for-sale sign on Bale after Wednesday night's 4-3 Champions League defeat and he revealed he spoke to chairman Daniel Levy on the subject following the game.
He said: "Gareth has not got a value; he's not for sale. That's the key. I spoke with the chairman the other night."
While Bale may play, others will be rested, with the likes of Rafael van der Vaart, Sandro and Wilson Palacios ready to relieve them.
"I will look to freshen it up a little bit, with one or two changes," Redknapp said. "We have got some players who are desperate to play: the boy Sandro, Wilson Palacios; they're top players and they're available. Rafa's back again."
The game against David Moyes' resurgent Everton comes barely 48 hours after Spurs arrived back from Milan.
Redknapp was philosophical about the 12.45pm kick-off, saying: "It could've been worse; it could've been away. We've got no excuses.
"We're playing a good team. They had a little dodgy start; they've had a dodgy start last couple of years but, every year, David pulls them up.
"They end up either getting into Europe or pushing for European places. He's built a very difficult team to beat. They'll be up there again at the end of the year."
Moyes is hoping his side have finally put behind them their poor start and can continue their winning run at White Hart Lane.
The Toffees did not win any of their first six league games but back-to-back 2-0 victories over Birmingham and derby rivals Liverpool have lifted them up to 11th place in the table.
Moyes said: "We think we're a side who are good enough to be at the top end of the league. We didn't show that in the opening games of the season. We were all a bit surprised by it after the way we'd finished the season before.
"You need to get on runs in this league. We probably played better in other games than we did against Liverpool last week and didn't win. Let's just hope we're on that run that wins us games now."
Everton will have their work cut out to make it three wins in a row, though, with Tottenham again keeping pace with the biggest names in the league.
Moyes is a big fan of the squad Redknapp has assembled at White Hart Lane and he would not be surprised to see Spurs in the top four for a second consecutive season.
"I hear him (Redknapp) saying about how he thinks he's only one or two players away from being right at the top end and I agree with him," said Moyes.
"Tottenham have got some really good players, a good squad, a well-balanced squad, and I think they'll be right there throughout the season."
The danger for Spurs is that they become victims of their own success, with the strain of the Champions League taking its toll on their league campaign.
The hosts will take to the field tomorrow less than 72 hours after their dramatic 4-3 defeat by Inter Milan in the San Siro on Wednesday.
Moyes continued: "The difficulties for Tottenham will be for Harry to think about but the travelling and playing three games in a week can take its toll on your squad.
"When you're pretty new to it, you're not quite sure what you're going to get. Clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea have got used to it and know how to handle it."
Everton continue to be dogged by injury problems and this week Leon Osman was added to the list after it was confirmed the ankle injury he picked up against Liverpool will keep him out for between four and six weeks.
Mikel Arteta is struggling to overcome a slight problem and could miss out along with the other definite absentees, Marouane Fellaini (hamstring), Jack Rodwell (ankle) and Ross Barkley (broken leg).
Steven Pienaar (groin) and Louis Saha (calf) have also been sidelined but Moyes will hope they recover sooner rather than later.
Rafa steals the show again
Rafael van der Vaart returned to rescue Tottenham from defeat once again but this time they were unable to complete the comeback as Everton held on for a point in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.
Suspended for Wednesday night's Champions League defeat at Inter Milan, Van der Vaart scored his fifth goal in as many games to send Spurs third in the Barclays Premier League.
The Holland midfielder's effort cancelled out Leighton Baines' brilliant free-kick - his first goal for almost 14 months - while Peter Crouch wasted more than one chance to seal what would have been Tottenham's fourth comeback win in five league matches.
The game kicked off barely 48 hours after Spurs got back from Milan and, once again, the words 'European hangover' lingered in the air in north London.
But with third place - and even second - up for grabs for 24 hours at least, there was no shortage of motivation for Redknapp's men.
It looked as if they were really going to have to work for it, though, as Everton, without Mikel Arteta, chased and harried all over the pitch.
Spurs midfielder Wilson Palacios, starting his first league game for six weeks, was rightly booked for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu as the visitors looked to hit their opponents on the break.
But Tim Cahill's tame long-ranger and Luka Modric's low strike from the edge of the box - well saved by Tim Howard - were the only efforts on goal until Baines struck in the 17th minute.
The fit-again Younes Kaboul fouled Yakubu on the edge of the box and Baines stepped up to curl a delightful free-kick into the top corner.
But Tottenham were level inside three minutes after Howard flapped at Alan Hutton's cross and Crouch nodded the ball back across goal for who else but Van der Vaart to blast over the line.
Modric, captain for the day in the absence of Ledley King and Tom Huddlestone, fired wide from 20 yards and Crouch saw a penalty appeal turned down after getting sandwiched between Phil Jagielka and Phil Neville.
Baines curled over another free-kick from a near-identical position from where he had scored and Crouch sent a weak header straight at Howard from Hutton's cross in first-half stoppage-time.
Spurs withdrew Palacios for Sandro during the interval, with Crouch's scuffed shot the first effort of the second half.
Substitute Sandro almost laid on a 52nd-minute goal for man-of-the-moment Gareth Bale, whose flicked header was cleared behind by Jagielka despite being just off target.
That was moments after Seamus Coleman became the first Everton player booked for bringing down Aaron Lennon as Tottenham broke.
Crouch almost deflected a John Heitinga free-kick into his own net before the visitors were forced to bring off a hobbling Yakubu for Louis Saha just past the hour mark.
The fit-again Steven Pienaar sliced high a wide from 25 yards but it was not happening for either side and Spurs decided to introduce Roman Pavlyuchenko for Lennon in the 69th minute.
Bale switched to the right and he and Sandro immediately set up Crouch for a weak effort at Howard, with Cahill just off target with a snapshot at the other end.
Van der Vaart was booked after furiously protesting the award of a goal-kick when he looked to have won a corner.
Pavlyuchenko saw his finish blocked behind by Sylvain Distin following a Spurs break and Sando was yellow carded for felling Saha as he tried to do the same.
Tony Hibbert replaced Heitinga for the final 12 minutes, shortly before Coleman was withdrawn for Jermaine Beckford.
With two minutes remaining, Van der Vaart looked to have a chance to snatch all three points but his shot on the turn was blocked by Distin and Hibbert.
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