David Moyes has claimed that West Ham United dominated possession against Tottenham Hotspur and the home side did not create too many problems for the Hammers, particularly in the second half.

The game was billed as a six-pointer in the race for Champions League qualification, with both teams sitting on 48 points heading into the encounter.

Tottenham pulled off an impressive 3-1 win, climbing up to fifth in the Premier League table and bringing themselves right back into the thick of the race for fourth.

Spurs fans would have also been delighted to see Son Heung-min back to his best after the South Korean netted a brace.

Antonio Conte admitted after the game that he enjoyed watching his side play the way they did on Sunday (Football.London).

However, Moyes has now insisted his side did little wrong and were simply undone on the counter-attack by Tottenham.

He told Sky Sports: “We (West Ham) hung right in there after going 2-0 down early on. Tottenham hadn’t caused us any real problems.

“I saw them doing the same to Everton the other week. Very few opportunities. Everton had the ball. Then they break away, their counter-attack is so good through Kane and Son. They did that to us.

“I think we dominated the ball. I saw Everton do the same to Tottenham. I see them changing little, defending and then counter-attack.”

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West Ham certainly did not ‘dominate’ possession as the stats clearly show. It was also clear that Spurs were happy to let the Hammers defence have the ball and only pressed them once the ball came into the middle third. The tactics certainly worked perfectly as Moyes’ men hardly troubled Lloris.

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