2023/24
Matchweek 15
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Thu 7 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Att: 60,733
Ref: Michael Salisbury
KOMins
11
  • HT
    52
    57
    59
    74
    80
    89
    90 +2
    90 +6
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Report

    West Ham battled back from a goal down to secure a famous win away to their London rivals, with goals from Jarrod Bowen and James Ward Prowse leaving them just three points from their opponents, whose poor run was extended with a fourth defeat in five winless matches.

    How the match unfolded

    Both teams made two changes. Ange Postecoglou recalled Cristian Romero after a three-match suspension, replacing Emerson Royal, who was benched. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg came in for Bryan Gil.

    Hammers manager David Moyes also shuffled his pack. An injury to first-choice ‘keeper Alphonse Areola meant a first Premier League start of the season for Lukas Fabianski. Kurt Zouma, who missed the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace for personal reasons, was restored to the Hammers defence in place of Konstantinos Mavropanos.   

    The home side started strongly, enjoying 90 per cent possession, and in the 11th minute, the pressure paid off as Spurs went in front for the fifth match running. 

    A superb corner from Pedro Porro was met by Romero, and his looping header flew into the corner past Fabianski to give the Argentinian his first home goal.

    Spurs continued to dominate possession and Giovani Lo Celso shot over from the edge of the area.

    Brennan Johnson and Lo Celso both tested Fabianski as Spurs pushed for a second goal before half-time, with the latter’s shot from 20 yards producing a smart save from the West Ham ‘keeper, who pushed it over. 

    Just before the break, West Ham fashioned their best chance of the half. After good work down the right from Mohammed Kudus, his cross found Lucas Paqueta at the far post, but the Brazilian headed wide. 

    Six minutes into the second half, against the run of play, West Ham were suddenly level. There was an element of good fortune as Kudus’s shot deflected off both Spurs centre-backs before falling kindly into the path of Jarrod Bowen. The Hammers forward took full advantage, firing a composed finish beyond Vicario for his ninth Premier League goal of the season.

    On 70 minutes, Spurs had a great chance to regain the lead. Richarlison, who had only come on as a substitute a couple of minutes earlier, headed wide from close range after another fine delivery from Porro. 

    Four minutes later, the home side were made to pay as West Ham took the lead. An underweighted backpass from Destiny Udogie put Vicario in trouble. As Bowen closed in, the Spurs goalkeeper’s hurried clearance went straight to James Ward-Prowse. The Hammers midfielder’s shot came back off a post, but rebounded back to him and Ward-Prowse made no mistake second time round and finished into an unguarded net. 

    Spurs laid siege on the West Ham in search of an equaliser but either could not find the target or were thwarted by Fabianski. 

    West Ham’s three points keeps them ninth on 24 points, three points and four places beneath Spurs.

    Spurs Report | West Ham Report

    Match officials

    Referee: Michael Salisbury. Assistants: Adam Nunn, Richard West. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: John Brooks. Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.

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    Match officials

    Referee: Michael Salisbury

    Fourth Official: Andy Madley

    VAR: John Brooks

    Assistant VAR: Neil Davies

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        Season So Far

        Spurs
         
        West Ham

        Top Player Stats

          Match Stats

          Spurs
           
          West Ham

          Head-to-Head

          Spurs
          Total Wins
          26
          Home
          15
          Away
          11
          West Ham
          Total Wins
          18
          Home
          12
          Away
          6

          Played

          55

          Draws 11

          Recent Meetings