Team News: Roberto Soldado dropped for Tottenham Hotspur

Team News: Soldado dropped for Spurs
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Roberto Soldado is dropped to the bench as Jermain Defoe leads the line for Tottenham Hotspur against West Ham United.

Roberto Soldado has been dropped by Andre Villas-Boas for Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League game against West Ham United this afternoon.

The Spaniard is replaced at the spearhead of Spurs' attack by Jermain Defoe, who makes his first league start of the season.

Meanwhile, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce make a trio of changes, with Guy Demel, Stewart Downing and Ricardo Vaz Te in for Joey O'Brien, Matt Jarvis and Modibo Maiga.

Spurs: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton; Dembele, Paulinho; Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson; Defoe

West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Rat; Noble, Morrison, Nolan, Downing, Diame; Vaz Te

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Winston Reid of West Ham celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on October 6, 2013
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