Preview: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Everton manager David Moyes has more selection problems ahead of Sunday’s Premier League visit of Tottenham to Goodison Park.

Centre-back Sylvain Distin and midfielder Dan Gosling both sustained hamstring injuries in the midweek Europa League victory over AEK Athens with Distin a major doubt.

Brazilian striker Jo also picked up a minor knee injury in Greece but he is expected to recover in time.

Joseph Yobo missed the European clash with a hamstring problem and is unlikely to feature while fellow defender Johnny Heitinga serves a one-match suspension after receiving his fifth booking of the season in last week’s Merseyside derby defeat.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will be without Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Everton.

King has been troubled by a hamstring injury and Woodgate is struggling to shake off a groin complaint, meaning they join Luka Modric on the sidelines.

Niko Kranjcar is back after being cup-tied for the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Manchester United.


Everton (from): Howard, Yobo, Baines, Hibbert, Cahill, Gosling, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Fellaini, Pienaar, Saha, Yakubu, Neill, Nash, Jo, Baxter, Agard, Wallace, Duffy, Coleman.

Spurs (from): Gomes, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Corluka, Bassong, Huddlestone, Lennon, Keane, Palacios, Jenas, Crouch, Defoe, Alnwick, Hutton, Bentley, Bale, Rose, Pavlyuchenko, Naughton, Kranjcar.