Robbie Keane's first half penalty proved enough in the end but we created and wasted a host of chances on our to becoming the first team to lower Everton's colours on home soil in 2006.
Everton boss Moyes said: "We didn't have many chances, but not for the lack of trying because we threw everything at them.
"But there is no doubt we were beaten by the better team and, from what I have seen, maybe even the best team to play at Goodison this season.
"We lacked a spark, we lacked the creative players we rely on and definitely we missed Mikel Arteta.
"But on a difficult pitch Spurs made it looked very easy in the way they passed and moved. We tried everything. We changed the formation, we changed the players.
"We ended up hitting it up front looking for the knock-downs and in the end that was probably the best way for us in the circumstances.
"We never got to grips with the game from the opening minutes. We let them pass it, gain composure at the back and in midfield.
"They are always a threat with Keane and Defoe. They have a great balance to their team and all-round are a good side."
David Moyes claimed we were the best side he has seen at Goodison Park this season after our 1-0 win against his Everton side.