Tottenham Hotspur produced a disappointing performance in what could be a pivotal moment in the race for a top four finish.
Spurs lacked creativity and impetus in the final third of the pitch and it came to haunt them when Michail Antonio netted in the 67th minute to give West Ham United the bragging rights.
To rub extra salt into the wounds, the Hammers have also become the first side to both score and win a match at Tottenham’s new stadium.
The defeat means that Chelsea and Arsenal both have the opportunity to close the gap on third-place Tottenham which sets up two nervy final fixtures against Brighton and Everton if Mauricio Pochettino’s side are to play another season of Champions League football.
Some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to react to the 1-0 loss, one thing is for sure, the players need a vastly improved performance for Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Ajax.
Almost as if we should have strengthened the squad in case we got a few injuries…
— Dan Almond (@s17pur) April 27, 2019
— ⚡️ (@vioathal) April 27, 2019
Cheers Tottenham. Ruined my weekend
— Kezzy (@HonkMyHonda) April 27, 2019
With this performance we are going to get slaughtered on Tuesday
— Robin (@Gosi13) April 27, 2019
Absolutely shocking 2nf half performance & that’s what happens when you don’t play your best team! @SpursOfficial were roughed-up in middle of the park. Son & Lucas were woeful & ridiculous decision to sub Rose! Need to vastly improve to beat @AFCAjax ! #TOTWHU #THFC #COYS #PL
— Rocky Gill (@CllrRockyGill) April 27, 2019
Our brilliant strategy of playing really slow, doing nothing with the ball, getting to the final third and passing it straight to West Ham, playing Juan Foyth, having 6 defenders on the field, and never shooting the ball, somehow didn’t work!
— Zach Arefi (@Snorzax) April 27, 2019
12 defeats all season. Decision not sign will cost us a Champions League place next year!
— Adam Mohamed (@adampbc83) April 27, 2019
Shocking performance – 12 losses in the league and we have bang average players not only in our squad but our starting 11! Still 3rd which shows how bad the rest below the top 2 are…… We need to get some new players in the summer and ship some out ??
— Chris Kneen ?? (@Kneenaw77) April 27, 2019
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