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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

TOTTENHAM 2-0 WEST HAM | SOUCEK OG [64] KANE [82]

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Dele Alli, Lo Celso, Moura, Son Heung-Min, Kane

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Noble, Antonio, Bowen, Fornals

  • Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli returns from suspension
  • David Moyes makes two changes from Wolves defeat
  • Son Heung-Min opener disallowed for offside – VAR
  • Tomas Soucek own goal gives Tottenham the lead
  • Harry Kane doubles Tottenham’s lead with fine finish

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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TOTTENHAM 2-0 WEST HAM

FT: Game, set and match. Tottenham have beaten West Ham with their talisman Harry Kane back on the scoresheet. The win moves Spurs into seventh – six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. West Ham stay in 17th – but they have played a game more than their relegation rivals.

90: Five minutes of added time. West Ham have won 2 Premier League games in 12 under David Moyes. That form is extremely worrying.

87: Harry Kane’s strike was his 30th goal in Premier League London derbies (48 apps), meaning only Teddy Sheringham (32), Frank Lampard (32) and Thierry Henry (43) have netted more often in such matches in the competition’s history.

86: Heung-Min Son is replaced by Harry Winks as Jose Mourinho looks to see this one over the line.

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85: I think it was pretty inevitable that Harry Kane was going to score tonight. Lambasted for his performance the other night, Jose Mourinho publicly defending him and it’s his 200th Premier League appearance for Spurs.

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TOTTENHAM 2-0 WEST HAM | KANE

82: GOAL! Harry Kane is back on the scoresheet! The England international holds his run and bursts forward to collect Son Heung-Min’s forward pass.

He’s one-on-one with Lukasz Fabianski and makes absolutely no mistake with a clinical finish into the bottom right-hand corner. He celebrates and lies on the deck looking rather relieved.

80: West Ham’s remaining games: Chelsea (H), Newcastle (a), Burnley (H), Norwich (a) Watford (H), Man Utd (a) and Aston Villa (H). There’s easily two or three wins in there, right?

Woodwork! Felipe Anderson keeps a deep corner in plays and recycles the ball to Jarrod Bowen and the former Hull man smashes it against the outside of the post.

78: Tottenham look more likely to grab a second here. The introduction of Lamela and Bergwijn have injected some real pace and power.

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Saying that, West Ham do win a corner but Felipe Anderson drills a 30-yarder wide of the left-hand post.

75: No side have scored more own goals than West Ham (3) in the Premier League this season, while only Brighton (4) have benefited from more opposition own goals than Spurs (3). I’m sure that’s just the stat Hammers wanted to hear…

73: Steven Bergwijn replaces Lucas Moura. Pablo Fornals is replaced by Manuel Lanzini, and Mark Noble makes way for Felipe Anderson.

70: Strange one. Ben Davies is booked for bringing down Jarrod Bowen around 30-yards from goal. That’s not the strange bit. Everyone was expecting Aaron Cresswell to have a crack but Mark Noble takes it instead and Davinson Sanchez belts it away.

Drinks break. I guess it’s about 18 degrees. I approve of this one.

67: Well… what’s the West Ham plan now? It looks like Brazilian Felipe Anderson will be thrown into the action to try and salvage something.

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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TOTTENHAM 1-0 WEST HAM | SOUCEK OG

64: GOAL! A goal befitting this match…

Tottenham have taken the lead in rather fortuitous circumstances. Giovani Lo Celso’s corner ricochets off Tomas Soucek and trickles over the line for an own goal. Lucas Moura may have got a flick-on in the build-up.

63: Well that shut me up. I’d actually just sent a message in a WhatsApp group questioning Declan Rice and 30 seconds later he drops and incredible forward pass into Michail Antonio, who then fires over.

Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli, much to Alli’s disappointment. He trudges off and sits down on the bench.

61: CHANCE! Textbook counter attack from Tottenham really should see them score the opener. Dele Alli collects the ball from a West Ham corner and feeds Son Heung-Min. He finds Giovani Lo Celso and Spurs find themselves in a 4vs3 situation. The Argentine plays in Harry Kane who sweeps it wide. Best chance of the match.

58: Dele Alli and Son combine nicely with a neat one-two but the former drags his shot wide. The game is opening up a bit now. Feels like we might get a goal in the next 10 minutes.

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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55: Chance. Big chance. Pablo Fornals missed a glorious chance against Wolves at 0-0 on Saturday and he’s done the same again tonight.

Jarrod Bowen strides beyond Ben Davies before stroking the ball back across goal. Fornals arrive on cue buy lazily drags it well wide of the target with only Hugo Lloris to beat.

53: Harry Kane looks to get involved and perhaps shows a little too much enthusiasm when being penalised for a high boot when challenging Fabian Balbuena. He’s booked.

50: Tottenham centre-back Eric Dier decides to power forward. Still going. He’s still going. The defender decides to have a crack at goal but curls one wide from 25-yards out. Still, at least it’s something…

48: “Pedro Neto almost broke the net-o,” says Martin Tyler on Sky Sports. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

TOTTENHAM 0-0 WEST HAM

45: Back underway folks. No changes for either side.

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TOTTENHAM 0-0 WEST HAM

HT: It’s still level. Just.

45: Disallowed! Son Heung-Min thinks he’s given Tottenham the lead when cutting inside and drilling past Lukasz Fabianski from just inside the penalty area.

It looked fine on first glance but VAR cut his celebrations short when deciding he’s offside. Must have been by the width of his left leg.

43: Everything Spurs are trying is just fizzling out. West Ham are defending well to their credit – but Jose Mourinho’s side are forcing it and not moving the ball quickly enough.

40: Five minutes plus additional time until the break. No sign of the breakthrough.

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39: Antonio is feeding on scraps but still manages to win a corner. Diop and co. trundle up to pack the penalty area… but the centre-back guides it wide under pressure from Alli.

36: Spurs with lots of possession but they haven’t been able to break down these two organised banks for four. Dele Alli decides to shoot from range but sends it miles wide. David Moyes will be happy if Tottenham are limited to those kinds of chances tonight.

33: Love how uncomplicated Aaron Cresswell has been tonight. Get the ball – drive forward – cross in. I can see that eventually yielding something tonight because Michail Antonio is winning his fair share of headers.

30: Harry Kane’s been fairly quiet… until now. He’s just fired one from distance straight at Lukasz Fabianski. He then played a sumptuous pass through to Dele Alli that didn’t quite come off… So I suppose ‘sumptuous’ was the wrong word to use.

28: Mark Noble vs Giovani Lo Celso in a foot-race. Guess how that one ended? The West Ham captain is booked for chopping his opponent down.

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25: So easy. Too easy. Lucas Moura walks past Declan Rice and rockets one at goal that Lukasz Fabianski palms behind for a corner. That set-piece comes to nothing.

Ah… it’s a drinks break. Wouldn’t wan too much momentum to build. This is a drinks break with the added torture of horrible music blaring from all corners of the stadium.

22: Close! Michail Antonio causing problems again. He takes advantage of Dele Alli misguiding a free-kick and nips in ahead of Ben Davies to prod a half-volley towards goal. Hugo Lloris saves and Eric Dier blocks the rebound from Jarrod Bowen.

21: I liked the Spurs line-up when it was first announced. Looked very attacking. But I have to say they look a bit disjointed out there.

Serge Aurier is bombing forward but Ben Davies isn’t. Son is drifting around No man’s land and Harry Kane has barely touched it. Tweaks required from Jose Mourinho.

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18: Doesn’t look good this. West Ham’s Pablo Fornals went in hard on Serge Aurier and the right-back stays down. Nothing too malicious just a forward’s challenge. Anyway, referee Craig Pawson books him. Aurier has a bit of treatment and he’s back up and running again.

15: Lucas Moura sends a beautiful pass into Serge Aurier, who promptly wins a corner. Nothing comes of it but I suspect we’ll see more of that combination this evening.

13: I made Son Heung-Min my Fantasy Football captain this week. Think I’m around 4.2million in the world – so 200 points tonight should see me break into the top 3million.

10: Just passed the 10-minute mark and West Ham have enjoyed the better of the opening stages – but with no genuine striker they haven’t been able to make it count. Tottenham showing signs of warming to the task. Slowly but surely.

8: Always enjoyable seeing Serge Aurier do exactly what he likes. The right-back is playing as a right-winger and has just been penalised for offside.

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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5: And another decent opening. West Ham really have started the brighter. Aaron Cresswell sends a deep delivery in from the left channel and nobody in a white shirt can deal with it. Jarrod Bowen looks to ping it back inside but Davinson Sanchez blocks.

3: Oh hello! Now that’s a genuine chance for West Ham. Michail Antonio, who’s playing as a centre-forward tonight fends off his marker and brings a cross field pass under his control with his back to goal.

He knocks it back to the onrushing Mark Noble and the midfielder just can’t get it on his right peg. He’s stopped and the ball runs out of play.

TOTTENHAM 0-0 WEST HAM

1: And we’re underway folks. Martin Tyler on commentary duty for the 500th time since the re-start. I wonder if he’s going to suggest that all footballers follow in the footsteps of Son Heung-min and do some military service… again…

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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The defence rests…

Jose Mourinho should have been a lawyer. Fact. The way he defended the goal records of strikers he previously managed is quite astounding.

I’m sure you saw former Arsenal player Paul Merson having a pop, saying Harry Kane would struggle under Jose’s leadership.

Well… Jose responded. Emphatically.

“I think Kane has no problems scoring in my teams,” the Portuguese said. “I have a guy called Drogba. He played for me four seasons, he scored 186 goals.

“I had another guy who is also not bad, plays for Juventus now. He played for me three seasons, he scored 168 goals. I had another guy who is also not bad, Karim Benzema. He played for me three seasons, he scored 78 goals in three seasons.

“I had another called Milito, he played one season, he scored 30 goals, won three titles. I had another guy, he played for one and a half seasons, in the other half he had a big injury.

“A tall guy called Zlatan. He scored 58 goals, which gives a 29 average per season.”

All done

Leicester and Brighton drew 0-0. It was a slog. I mean it – candidate for worst game of the season. But you know what they say about how a bad game is a good omen for the second. They do say that… OK, well I’m saying it now.

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane back on target as pressure mounts on David Moyes

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Latest elsewhere

The early kick-off was Leicester vs Brighton – and there’s clearly an interest to both Tottenham and West Ham.

Well it’s sort of good news for Spurs in that it’s goalless with 10 minutes remaining. Not so good for David Moyes’ outfit with the Seagulls now six points ahead.

Neal Maupay saw his first-half penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel… and that’s been about it. I’ll let you know if anything changes.

Spotless

During his entire managerial career, Tottenham boss José Mourinho has managed more games against David Moyes without losing than he has versus any other manager (13 – W8 D5).

But… you know… records are there to be broken… Sorry Hammers fans, it’s going to be a very difficult night at the office in my opinion.

Just watching that defeat to Wolves on Saturday – there was so little to give supporters any encouragement.

Twitter round-up

Ryan: Honestly what is David Moyes?! I thought I read him saying we have to be really aggressive in every game now. He’s named THIS team.

Dan: So.. so.. so.. depressing! We have to see a wide forward (Michail Antonio) up front on his own. Can’t wait to waste 90 minutes of my life later.

Deovrat: Jose Mourinho really wants a royal thrashing from Tottenham tonight. Why else would he challenge Son and Kane like that. Grinning face with smiling eyes. And If Kane scores a hat-trick, watch out for Jose Mourinho in press conference.

That’s the spirit, Dan. You’ve beaten me to it, Deovrat. We’re about to discuss THAT interview.

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Team news

Jose Mourinho makes three changes from the side who drew 0-0 with Manchester United. Still getting over Jon Moss’ second penalty decision. Horrendous.

Anyway, Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura come in for Harry Winks, Steven Bergwijn and Erik Lamela.

West Ham make two changes from their 2-0 defeat on Saturday.

Ryan Fredericks replaces Jeremy Ngakia at right-back and Fabian Balbuena is in for Felipe Anderson.

So… that’s Michail Antonio as a centre-forward?

The starting XI

Team news and line ups arrive at exactly 7.18pm (sorry I was eating a burrito). Jose Mourinho welcomes back Dele Alli and West Ham make two changes from the Wolves defeat.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Dele Alli, Lo Celso, Moura, Son Heung-Min, Kane.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Winks, Lamela, Sessegnon, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Fernandes.

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Noble, Antonio, Bowen, Fornals.

Subs: Randolph, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Ajeti, Silva, Johnson.

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That’s what I do, I win…

Ah Davy. Davy, Davy Moyes. How the West Ham boss must wish he didn’t say ‘That’s what I do, I win…’ when he replaced Manuel Pellegrini in December.

Why? Well because it’s not panning out that way for the Hammers boss.

13 games, three wins, two draws and eight defeats since he took the reins for the second spell. That’s a win percentage of 23.08%.

West Ham are currently in 17th position with only +3 goal difference separating them from Bournemouth the relegation zone.

The Scottish tactician will have to put his money where his mouth is and guide the Hammers up the table and he’s got eight fixtures left to do it.

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Evening all,

Alright folks, how are you doing?

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs West Ham as this Premier League binge continues.

It’s been a pretty pleasant day, right? Beautiful sun, warm breeze, top-flight football on the box AND the confirmation that pubs will re-open on July 4.

Thrilled to be able to pay exorbitant mark-ups for Gin and queue up for toilets again. Finally.

Anyway, we can talk about the pubs later but first we need to focus on an extremely important London derby at both ends of the table.

Tottenham need to start gaining some wins and momentum if they’re to somehow secure Champions League football, while West Ham are flirting with the relegation zone.

Plenty at stake, so let’s get going!

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TOTTENHAM vs WEST HAM – TEAM NEWS

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are boosted by the return of Dele Alli.

The England midfielder has served his one-match suspension and could be included in tonight’s starting XI. Lucas Moura has recovered from injury.

Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm have signed new short-term deals, while Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth remain sidelined.

David Moyes could welcome back Angelo Ogbonna, who returned to full training this week.

Sebastian Haller looks set to miss out again having missed the 2-0 defeat to Wolves on Saturday night. Robert Snodgrass has an ongoing back issue.

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