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CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS: Spurs ace starts as West Ham midfielder misses out

19:31 25 February 2013

Scott Parker. Photo: David Davies/PA

Scott Parker. Photo: David Davies/PA

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Scott Parker started for Tottenham on his first appearance at Upton Park since leaving West Ham.

Jan Vertonghen lined up at left-back, while Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker and Hugo Lloris all came in after being left out of Spurs’ draw at Lyon.

James Collins made his first West Ham start since January 12, but there was no place in the Hammers team for midfielder Mark Noble.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, O’Neil, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, Joe Cole.

Subs: Spiegel, Carlton Cole, Collison, Vaz Te, Taylor, Pogatetz, Chamakh.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Parker, Dembele, Lennon, Bale, Holtby, Adebayor.

Subs: Friedel, Gallas, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll.

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