Tottenham ran out 3-2 winners over West Ham at the London stadium after a very nervous end to the match. Tottenham’s first goal culminated from a quick run from Alli down the right who found Kane with a delightful ball for him to glance across goal and into the far side. Spurs’ second also came from Alli who’s shot failed to beat Hart in the West Ham goal, who managed to deflect it away, but Hart sent it straight into the path of Kane who stroked home with ease.
Tottenham made it 3 after the break after Kane struck a long free kick off the post, Aurier followed up and his cross was blocked by Ogbonna who deflected it to Christian Eriksen who slotted home.
West ham pulled one back through Hernandez after a flick on from Fonte finds him at the back post who nods it past Lloris following a corner. The game took a worrying turn on 70 minutes after Aurier slid into Carroll and was sent off after receiving his second yellow card.
The game took an even more terrifying turn as Kouyate guided a well-placed header over the head of Lloris in the 86’ minute, making it 3-2. Llorente was introduced for Kane for the final minutes and did well holding up the ball and kept composure very well. Winks was introduced earlier in the second half for Eriksen and impressed yet again in a game only a local boy like himself understands the importance of.
This game marks a 3rd straight away win for Spurs in the league this season and the first win away to the Hammers since 2014 dating back to when Dier won it in the dying moments at Upton Park.
Despite the positives, there were some negatives which Poch must take into consideration and take action on. The first is the red card for Aurier who looked lively but was too eager to slide in too often and paid the price. The player has had a problem with discipline in his past and Poch doesn’t take kindly to poorly behaved players. Finally, the fact that both goals were conceded from set pieces showed our vulnerability in the air and poor marking in the box.
Overall, a win in a London derby is always the biggest positive and we continue our impressive away form.
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