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Southampton (A) Sat 20 Dec 2014, 15:00, Barclays Premier League

Mirallas And Coleman Return

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman have both been passed fit to start Everton's meeting with Tottenham this afternoon.

The pair come in for Steven Naismith and Tony Hibbert as the only two changes to the side which drew 1-1 at Manchester City last weekend.

Belgian Mirallas hasn't played since limping off during last month's 2-1 win over Sunderland, while Republic of Ireland international Coleman has missed the Blues' last three outings.

Mirallas is joined in midfield by compatriot Marouane Fellaini, who could complete an unlikely hat-trick. The 25-year-old was the scorer of Everton's 800th and 900th Premier League goals and the Toffees need just one goal today to reach the 1000 mark.

At the back, Coleman is joined by Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines and stand-in captain Phil Jagielka, while Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson complete David Moyes' midfield.

Tim Howard's run between the sticks continues and Nikica Jelavic is once again the lone man in attack.

On the bench, Naismith is joined by Jan Mucha, John Heitinga, Bryan Oviedo, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Ross Barkley and Apostolos Vellios.

Spurs, meanwhile, are without talismanic winger Gareth Bale, the Welshman ruled out by a hamstring strain.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Osman, Pienaar, Gibson, Fellaini, Mirallas, Jelavic. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Barkley, Vellios

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Dempsey, Adebayor, Defoe. Subs: Friedel, Naughton, Huddlestone, Townsend, Livermore, Falque, Sigurdsson

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