Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Ham United

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Tottenham Hotspur were finally back to winning ways last night after a run of seven games without one as they defeated West Ham United in North London.

An own-goal and a tidy Harry Kane finish were enough to kickstart Tottenham’s Champions League charge, while denting the Hammers’ hopes of avoiding relegation in the process.

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned:

Top five dream still on –

Spurs’ win has given them a slim chance to sneak into the top five come the end of the season, a position that could still bring Champions League football. However, to do so, the Lilywhites will likely need to win another five games at least.

Ndombele problem – 

While Mourinho has been quick to shut the rumours down, something seems off with Ndombele. The fact that the club’s record signing hasn’t even been given a minute since the restart seems strange. Perhaps the broken bridges have not yet been mended.

West Ham teetering – 

The loss against Spurs means that West Ham are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Tottenham fans would certainly love to play a part in seeing their London rivals drop down into the Championship.

Dier’s new lease of life – 

Penalty aside, Eric Dier has now enjoyed back-to-back impressive performances in the centre of defence, with Mourinho giving him a fresh chance at the back. While Sanchez has looked shaky on and off the ball, Dier seems to be a clam presence to develop around for the next month or so.

Kane is back!

He had his doubters as he always does, but Kane was back amongst the goals last night. He missed a couple of good chances but finally came good when Son sent him clear. Let’s hope we see a late charge for the golden boot before the season is done.

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