Tottenham Hotspurs defeat Westham 3-2 at the London stadium

Tottenham Hotspurs defeat Westham 3-2 at the London stadium

Tottenham Hotspurs defeat Westham 3-2 at the London stadium

Judging by West Ham's past two Premier League matches, a bruising 2-0 win over Huddersfield last Monday, and Saturday's 0-0 draw at West Brom, which passed by without a single scoring chance, the Hammers are unlikely to match Tottenham for attractiveness.

We didn't muster a shot in anger, didn't come near to trouble their goalkeeper, defended woefully, were tactically inept, and should - and would, had West Ham not stopped playing in the second half - lost by six or seven.

West Ham's first defeat in four keeps them on the brink of the bottom three, with Slaven Bilic left to lament his side's inability to capitalise on a dominant early period of the game.

West Ham will face their London rivals Tottenham at London Park in an early kick-off on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has scored 103 goals in 171 games for the club, but has yet to win a trophy with Spurs.

But West Ham were handed a lifeline in the 65th minute when Hernandez headed in a reply after Jose Fonte had flicked on Aaron Cresswell's corner.

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"And while Spurs have been tenacious in hanging on to star players they have also extracted huge sums in transfers - Gareth Bale's £85million move to Real Madrid was a masterclass in salesmanship by Daniel Levy". For the Hammers, Andy Carroll is available at 3/1 odds. But ultimately Mauricio Pochettino's team held on.

It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. "We have very good communication with the doctor, physio, sports science and coaching staff to try to help him because to help him is to help the team".

They extended their lead on the hour when Eriksen stroked in the third after Kane had struck the post from a free-kick.

And he spoke about how he'd worked hard to reach where he was now in the Premier League. A record buy at West Ham, a lot more was expected and it's safe to say that he has failed to replicate any of the good stuff that he pulled off at Stoke. Spurs - though they don't get to put it in practice often enough - are one of the most proficient counter attacking sides in the top flight.

BRIAN DEAR is certainly looking forward to the Hammers huge Premier League London derby with Tottenham Hotspur but thought his former side might have benefited had the game been away from home.

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