Jose Mourinho’s men host Westham in a London derby clash yesterday. Here is the full match report from the game.
The first half started on a low tempo as both sides struggled to really took control of the game at the early stages. With both side given away sloppy passes in the final third on several occasions. Tottenham had better ball position without really creating a clear cut opportunity. Dele Ali who returned to the starting 11 for the home side was always eager to link up with striker Harry Kane, but on several occasions was closed down by ever running Declan Rice.
Lucas Moura forced Westham goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski into a wonderful save in the 33rd minute with a wonderful shot from outside the box after a nice foot work, but the the goalkeeper stood tall to the task. Spurs took the lead on 45th minutes through Son Heum-min but the VAR review rules that he was offside and the goal was cancelled. The first half ended with 0 – 0 score line as both sides failed to find the breakthrough in opening 45minutes.
Tottenham started the second half on the front foot and almost took the lead in the 48th minutes through a Harry Kane’s flick, but Fabianski was equal to the task. The England striker was booked minutes later after a foul on Westham player, his second yellow card against Westham this season. The away side Westham created a good scoring opportunity after a wonderful cross by Boyle but Fornals fires wide.
Tottenham almost took the lead on the 58th after a swift counter attack with Son leading the break away before playing through Lesoso but his cross was hit off the target by Kane. Tottenham finally took the lead when a corner hits off Wesham midfielder Soucek into his own net on 64th minute.
Westham made attacking changes on the 69th minute as they searched for an Equalizer with Pablo Fornals and Mark Noble being replaced by Lanzini and Filipe Anderson.
Westham pushed for an Equalizer but couldn’t find the final pass, and on 82nd minute Tottenham hit them on a counter attack after a loose ball in the middle of the park with Harry Kane finishing the move after been played through by substitute Erik Lamela. Tottenham had chances to increase the score line but couldn’t find the back of the net as they game finished by 2 – 0 in the favour of the home side as they continue their push for Champions league spot next season.