West Ham leave comeback too late as 10-man Tottenham hold on

West Ham host Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium for, what is likely to be, a fierce London derby in the Premier League this weekend.

West Ham trailed 3-0 after an hour, thanks to a brace from Harry Kane and a Christian Eriksen strike.

Cheikhou Kouyate's powering 87th-minute header then set up a thrilling finish at the London Stadium but Tottenham dug deep for all three points.

"With 10 men for us they dominated the game and put balls into the box - they are powerful in that phase of the game - but we held on".

Kane, Dele Alli and Eriksen continue to produce the goods when they are given space, while new defender Davinson Sanchez has come through another test after encountering Andy Carroll. "We have a very good communication with doctor, physio, sports science, coaching staff to try to help him". "It gives you good memories and good pattern to repeat what you have done against that team", he said.

The Tottenham supporters began to chant 'You're getting sacked in the morning!' at Slaven Bilic and things could have looked even bleaker for the West Ham manager had Kane not hit the woodwork for a second time.

"He felt it a bit".


Harry Kane (Spurs): Kane's two goals in the first half kicked off victory for Spurs, and his free-kick started the move that led to Eriksen's record-breaking goal. Overall I think we deserved to win.

And when they finally got into the stadium, they sang the club's song heartily; cheered with gusto at the mention of each of their player's name as the stadium announcer read out the starting line-up, while jeering and booing those of the opposition. But I am happy with him - he's only been working with us for 20 days so I am happy.

A pretty odd reaction actually from a group that had displayed such passion for their team prior to kick off, and even during the early exchange of a match that seemed delicately balanced until Harry Kane struck twice. We played well, we competed, we fight in a very hard thing, a derby.

Mauricio Pochettino has told his Tottenham players to match West Ham's fight and desire if they want to overcome their London rivals tomorrow.

"We know we have to improve our home form and we will be right up there. It's better to be cautious about what I say".

"We shouldn't play differently in only one or two matches a year, you have to play like that in all 38 matches in the league. So hopefully we can build on that, score more goals, and I can get on the scoresheet myself".


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