White Hart Lane
23/06/2020 8:15 pm
Referee: Craig Pawson
|Tottenham Hotspur||West Ham United|
|Soucek (og 64), Kane (82)|
Friday evening’s tie only returned a point for Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, but it was 90 minutes back in the tanks of players, and Tuesday evening’s clash with West Ham United was another opportunity to pick up a win and close that gap on the Champions League places.
Back at White Hart Lane this evening we certainly started the brighter.
For a change, we dominated possession in the first half and certainly created good chances. Son Heung-Min did have the ball in the back of the net, but the Video Assistant Referee ruled it out for offside. There were reasons to be positive though, especially as the visitors had been restricted to only one chance of their own. Onto the second half, where hopefully we’d seize the advantage properly.
West Ham did step up more in the second half and created some chances of their own, but Lloris was untested largely and our stream of missed efforts continued, until we forced a credited own goal by Soucek with 25 minutes remaining on the clock.
Harry Kane proved Jose Mourinho right as he hit a second in the 82nd minute and game over – three points and Champions League hopes remain alive and the result certainly wasn’t unfair given the times we should’ve tested Fabianski but fluffed it.
Given everything this season, we’ll certainly take that though.
Unused Spurs Subs:
Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Gedson Fernandes.
Unused West Ham Subs:
Yarmolenko, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Ajeti, Costa Silva, Randolph, Johnson.