Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in London, England. Tottenham plays Everton on January 11, 2012. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Everton, 2012 Premier League: Spurs Pick Up Easy 2-0 Win

Everton travel to White Hart Lane in a fixture that was far more compelling back in August.

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Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Everton, 2012 Premier League: Spurs Cruise To Easy Win

Well, what did you expect? Everton aren't a particularly good team at the best of times, and at one point in this match they deployed a 20-year-old centre half who's featured above League One a grand total of once. Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, are putting their London rivals to shame, coming into the match five points ahead of Chelsea and six over Arsenal.

Unsurprisingly, Spurs dominated, with the hosts ripping the Toffees to shreds in the first half. In true Tottenham fashion, they should have scored at least three goals before they actually managed to open the scoring. At least the goal itself was something special, with Aaron Lennon absolutely obliterating Leighton Baines before slotting in at Tim Howard's near post.

The second half was more of the same - Sylvain Distin managed to pick up an injury which forced the introduction of the aforementioned 20-year-old, Shane Duffy. Minutes later, Benoit Assou-Ekotto did this. And then the game ended and Tottenham won. Surprise!

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Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Everton, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

Are you all ready for what looks like it should be a one-sided match at White Hart Lane? High flying Tottenham Hotspur might be missing Scott Parker, but they have the luxury of re-introducing England international Michael Dawson to league play after being without the centre half since August. Everton, on the other hand, have been hit with more injuries than you can shake a stick at. But football isn't played on paper - can the Toffees stage an upset here?

Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-1-1): Brad Friedel; Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul, Michael Dawson, Kyle Walker; Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Jake Livermore, Aaron Lennon; Rafael van der Vaart; Emmanuel Adebayor

Substitutes from: Carlo Cudicini, Sebastian Bassong, Danny Rose, Niko Kranjcar, Stephen Pienaar, Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko.

Everton lineup (4-4-1-1): Tim Howard; Leighton Baines, Sylvain Distin, Johnny Heitenga, Phil Neville; Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Marouane Fellaini, Tim Cahill, Lanon Donovan; Victor Anichebe; Louis Saha.

Substitutes from: Royston Drenthe, Denis Stracqualursi, Magaye Gueye, Apostolos Vellios, Shane Duffy, Jan Mucha, James McFadden.

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