In Focus: Erik Lamela

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Tottenham edged past West Ham in the London Derby today, seeing off the Hammers by one goal to nil.

It was a tight affair at the Olympic Stadium, but it’s Poch’s men who go marching on and now draw level with Chelsea in the Premier League, with Man City just above.

The man who proved to be the difference on the score board was one Erik Lamela, who continued his fine run of form in a Spurs shirt.

It was a typically tireless performance from the Argentine, who showed us yet again his defend from the front attitude.

He stole countless balls from the feet of West Ham defenders and midfielders, as well as driving his team forward with the ball at his own feet.

And who was there on the spot when Spurs needed him? Erik Lamela.

As Sissoko curled in a delightful cross into the box, Lamela was on hand to flick it home for his seventh goal in just nine appearances, an amazing return for a playmaker.

Lamela then played a big part in seeing the game out, plugging away at the West Ham defence as well as doing his duty tracking back.

On a day when Harry Kane looked tired from England duty, Lamela really stepped up for Spurs, something his is making a habit of doing.

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