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Clint Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is brought on as a substitute for Jermain Defoe.
Gareth Bale has a drilled shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.
Matthew Taylor takes the inswinging corner, Winston Reid takes a shot. Save made by Hugo Lloris.
Jermain Defoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien. Free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.
Jan Vertonghen has an effort at goal. Andy Carroll gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Gareth Bale takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Drilled right-footed shot by Jermain Defoe. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Carlton Cole, Hugo Lloris makes a comfortable save.
Raniere Sandro goes off and Jake Livermore comes on.
Andy Carroll finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Tottenham 3-1 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Joey O'Brien.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Taylor, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Kyle Walker from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Mohamed Diame is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mousa Dembele replaces Aaron Lennon. Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.
Clint Dempsey has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Dempsey on James Tomkins. James Tomkins delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, Hugo Lloris makes a comfortable save.
Foul by Andy Carroll on Steven Caulker, free kick awarded. Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.
Carlton Cole replaces Kevin Nolan.
The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Matthew Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.
A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 3-0 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Lennon.
Jermain Defoe concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins. Mark Noble crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Hugo Lloris.
George McCartney delivers the ball.
Gareth Bale finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-0 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Clint Dempsey.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Nolan, save made by Hugo Lloris.
Matthew Taylor comes on in place of Gary O'Neil.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Dempsey on Mohamed Diame. Free kick crossed right-footed by Winston Reid.
Shot from 20 yards from Gareth Bale. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Raniere Sandro.
Shot by Jermain Defoe. Blocked by James Tomkins. Short corner worked by Gareth Bale.
A cross is delivered by James Tomkins, Raniere Sandro manages to make a clearance.
Andy Carroll has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Hugo Lloris.
Aaron Lennon takes a shot. Blocked by George McCartney. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, clearance by James Tomkins.
Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Gareth Bale fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Goal scored by Jermain Defoe from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 West Ham.Michael Dawson provided the assist for the goal.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, Hugo Lloris makes a comfortable save.
Aaron Lennon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Gary O'Neil delivers the ball, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
James Tomkins fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Centre by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Joey O'Brien.
George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Huddlestone from right wing, clearance by Andy Carroll.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Carroll on Kyle Walker. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, fantastic save by Hugo Lloris.
Gareth Bale has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
A cross is delivered by George McCartney, James Tomkins takes a shot. Comfortable save by Hugo Lloris.
Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Gareth Bale.
Unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Jermain Defoe results in a free kick. Jermain Defoe is cautioned. Winston Reid takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Jermain Defoe. James Tomkins takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Mark Noble, clearance made by Raniere Sandro.
Matthew Jarvis is brought on as a substitute for Modibo Maiga.
Foul by Kyle Walker on Andy Carroll, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jan Vertonghen.
Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. The referee shows Mark Noble a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Shot by Mohamed Diame. Blocked by Steven Caulker.
A cross is delivered by Modibo Maiga, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Gareth Bale, Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Huddlestone from right channel.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale.
Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Huddlestone from left channel, Modibo Maiga manages to make a clearance.
Headed effort from inside the area by Andy Carroll misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on Andy Carroll. Winston Reid takes the free kick.
Clint Dempsey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Centre by Mark Noble, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.
Long range effort from Tom Huddlestone misses to the left of the target.
Gareth Bale delivers the ball, blocked by Joey O'Brien.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gareth Bale has an effort at goal. Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Nolan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris makes a save.
Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey O'Brien on Gareth Bale. Caution for Joey O'Brien. Gareth Bale delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Andy Carroll manages to make a clearance.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Winston Reid makes a clearance.
Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Jan Vertonghen sends in a cross, clearance by Winston Reid.
Gary O'Neil is caught offside. Hugo Lloris takes the direct free kick.
Jermain Defoe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Caulker: Spurs ready for revival
Steven Caulker has played down the scale of Tottenham's recent dip and insists he and his team-mates can return to winning ways at home to West Ham on Sunday.
Tottenham touched down in London in the early hours of Friday morning after their tumultuous trip to Rome.
The shocking stabbing and controversial anti-Semitic chanting that occurred in the Italian capital overshadowed what was largely a poor performance that will do little to silence Andre Villas-Boas' doubters.
Hugo Lloris almost single-handedly prevented Villas-Boas' side from slipping to a damaging defeat, but Spurs have a chance to restore some faith by beating the in-form Hammers in one of the most fiercely-contested derbies in the capital.
Defeats against Wigan, Arsenal and Manchester City have seen Tottenham fall away from the top four in the last couple of weeks and Caulker is keen to arrest the slump.
"It's important for us to get our form back in the league," the Tottenham defender said.
"We made a good start to it. We hit a bit of a dip in form but we're a good bunch of lads and we're working hard every day to put it right.
"There's no denying it's a massive game for us and we're confident we can get three points and put the season back on an upwards spiral."
While Reading and Southampton have struggled to adapt to life back in the top-flight, West Ham have started the season with a bang.
Sam Allardyce's men have lost just three times this season and currently reside in seventh place - something that has impressed Villas-Boas.
"You have to congratulate them when it's due, they have been extremely good this season," the Portuguese said.
"It makes them more comfortable in terms of their objective which is to stay in the Premier League. So now they are on track and maybe they can raise their objectives."
The Hammers' ascent has come despite the fact that their star signing Andy Carroll has not scored since arriving on loan from Liverpool in the summer.
Villas-Boas thinks the #35million striker has nevertheless had a positive impact at Upton Park and expects him to be handful in Sunday afternoon's game.
"He fits their style of play which is so effective, very direct but with great results," Villas-Boas added.
"Obviously he's not scoring as much as he wants to but he's creating chances for others."
Villas-Boas will once again be without a number of key players.
Emmanuel Adebayor will watch from the stands as he begins a three-match suspension while long-term absentees Scott Parker, Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remain sidelined.
Playmaker Mousa Dembele made his recovery from a month-long injury lay-off against Lazio but is unlikely to start.
West Ham's difficult run of fixtures is getting tougher due to the matches being scheduled closer together, according to boss Allardyce.
The Hammers travel to local rivals Tottenham before a midweek clash at Manchester United and another London derby with Chelsea next weekend.
The run follows fixtures against champions Manchester City, Newcastle and Stoke, with Allardyce's side taking five points from those three games.
West Ham, seventh in the table, face all five teams directly above them before the turn of the year.
But it is the forthcoming week of matches that Allardyce reckons could prove to be a tough test for his squad.
"We played Manchester City and Newcastle recently and Stoke was also a tough game," he said.
"I think that the games coming up are of a similar stature, but they also come within just six days. The fixtures are hard enough on an individual basis but to have them in such a short space of time makes it more difficult.
"We will certainly see what the players and the squad are made of by the end of next week."
West Ham have not beaten Spurs at White Hart Lane in 13 years but Allardyce has done his homework on how the side are set up under Villas-Boas.
He said: "I have read the scout reports and watched a few videos but I definitely think the system has changed. We very rarely saw Jermain Defoe employed as a lone striker when Harry was in charge but we have seen it quite a lot under Andre.
"There has been a change in how they play and a little change in positions and selection. Some of that has been forced because top quality players like Luke Modric have left and they are very hard to replace.
"They have been going okay but only time will tell whether it will be enough."
Winger Matt Jarvis will return to the squad after missing Monday's 1-1 draw with Stoke with a shin injury.
Yossi Benayoun (thigh), Jack Collison (knee) and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) are ruled out.
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