The American will be disappointed that he didn't make a better fist of his attempt to save Van der Vaart's headed equaliser. The ball was close to his body but he seemed to collapse and couldn't prevent the ball from hitting the net. Made up for it with two fine saves in the second half to deny Van der Vaart a second.
Grabbed a deserved winner that typified is attitude as he was first to follow up a rebound and nod home. Pace and aggression caused Tottenham all sorts of problems, particularly in the second half. Put through for glorious chance five minutes after the break but shot tamely straight at Gomes.
Caught on his heels by Van der Vaart's run for the Spurs equaliser but a calming influence at the back. Read the ball very well.
Found it difficult to cope with the height of Crouch and was beaten by the Spurs striker in the build-up to Van der Vaart's equaliser.
A consistent performer for Everton, he wasn't at his best in an attacking sense but snuffed out the threat of Aaron Lennon and kept the ball well.
For the second game in a row against Bale, stuck tight to the Welshman and denied him space to terrorise the Everton defence. Committed tackling and also a threat on occasions when he ventured forward.
Kept Everton ticking with clever passing in central midfield. Tidy use of the ball started wave after wave of Toffees attacks after the break.
Showed why Tottenham want him with some touches of class and superb link-up play as he drifted into pockets of space from his starting position on the left.
Played a more disciplined defensive role than usual and helped the hosts dominate the midfield for long periods as he was too strong and powerful for Luka Modric.
Scored his first Premier League goal in 11 months just two minutes into the game with a fierce strike from 25 yards with his weaker right foot. Confidence seemed to instantly return and he nearly blasted a second before forcing Everton's second with a fierce shot on target.
Needed to show composure in front of goal but was a nuisance throughout and put the Tottenham defenders under pressure.
Could have got to Saha's opener but seemed to go down in instalments as he was beaten at his near post and parried straight to Coleman for the Everton winner. Nervy when dealing with crosses as he elected to punch rather than catch. Stayed big five minutes after the break to deny Coleman.
Won some important headers at the heart of the visitors' defence but exposed to easily by a simple pass or a bit of movement.
A threat going forward and cross from deep created the Tottenham equaliser, but uncomfortable in defence against Pienaar. Caught out of position too often and forced to dive in to last ditch tackles.
Seemed to handle the threat of Coleman well in the first half but beaten by Coleman with ease after the break. Distribution mainly long balls up to Crouch as Spurs were put under pressure by Everton.
The veteran French defender must accept some responsibility for Saha's early goal as he allowed his compatriot far too much space to far his shot off. Some impressive interceptions and tackles but also beaten by both Beckford and Saha too easily in dangerous positions.
R. van der Vaart
Continued his fine form this season with an expertly timed run and header eight minutes in to level the scores. Always looked Spurs greatest goal threat and twice denied in the second half by Howard after dangerous strikes.
Usually the fulcrum of everything good about Tottenham and when he misfired, so did his side. Kept plugging away but a rare occasion in which he seemed overwhelmed by the aggression and intensity of the opposition. Had no time to pick out his passes and looked tired after so many games in a short space of time.
Appeared to be struggling throughout with a back injury and it was reflected in his restricted movement as he once again had a poor game against Everton. Eventually replaced by Kranjcar in the 58th minute and Spurs will desperately hope he is back soon.
Expected to be Tottenham's combative influence in the middle of the park but was anonymous for much of the game, particularly in the second half. Did not seem to be willing to take on the responsibility to drive the visitors on.
Looked lively at times during the first half but never beat Baines on the outside and delivered no threatening crosses into the box. Hauled off 10 minutes from time.
Performed his role as the targetman as he won headers and held up the ball for midfield runners. Brilliant combination with Van der Vaart worked again as he nodded across goal for the Dutchman to score. Had the ball in the net himself from a Bale cross but had allowed himself to drift clearly offside.
- 37 S. Pletikosa
- 19 S. Bassong
- 22 V. Ćorluka
- 12 W. Palacios
Replaced Bale in the 58th minute and found it difficult to get to grips with the frenetic pace of the game.
- 9 R. Pavlyuchenko
Came on for the final 10 minutes for his final appearance in a Spurs shirt. Did not appear to care and hardly touched the ball.