While a number of Spurs stars were left smiling come the end of their fixture against West Ham United on Tuesday night, Jarrod Bowen cut a disappointed figure.
Spurs took all three points from their London rivals after an own goal from Tomas Sucek opened the scoring, followed by a late strike from Harry Kane (BBC).
However, the West Ham forward, who enjoyed a good game himself, was left frustrated as his side find themselves vulnerable just above the drop zone.
On his own shot that struck the woodwork at 1-0, Bowen told the West Ham website: “On another day it goes inside the post, and if that goes in it’s 1-1 and we’re right back in the game. Unfortunately, it’s hit the post and gone wide.
“The first goal, being an own goal, was tough to take, but I felt we were still in the game. We had a couple of chances, we hit the post but they caught us on the counter-attack to knock the stuffing out of us with the second goal so late on.
“I don’t think you can fault any of the boys’ effort – you could see that we worked hard without the ball, it’s just unfortunate that the manner of the first goal killed us a bit.”
As for Spurs, the victory takes them within touching distance of Wolves and Manchester United, although the pair both have a game in hand over the Lilywhites.
Harry Kane confirmed his return to football with a goal in the dying stages of the game. The 26-year-old has been out of action for six months but has since started back-to-back games in four days, playing the full 90-minutes in both.
Spurs Web Opinion
I thought Bowen gave a great account for himself against Spurs. He was the only bright light in what is a pretty poor West Ham side. However, it looked Hugo Lloris had his shot covered even if it had snook the otherwise of the post. Perhaps if West Ham get relegated, he could be one to look at in the transfer window in the next year or so.
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