Preview - Tottenham vs West Ham 5 Jan

Started by Bensergi, Jan 04, 2018, 01:24 PM

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Tottenham vs West Ham

Back in October, West Ham produced a stirring comeback in the League Cup, recovering from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
But when it comes to EPL games at the home turf of Tottenham, the Hammers have won just once in 15 outings (D5, L9).
Never mind the Wembley curse, but Spurs have somehow adapted to their new home, losing just once in 29 home league matches. Overall, they have won 19 points out of a possible 21 from their last seven league games at Wembley.

For Harry Kane, he will be looking to improve his London derby record. He has scored just three goals in his last nine London derbies, after a run of 17 goals in 16 derby games. But he has a gallant record of seven goals in his last six outings against West Ham.

Kane is expected to return to the starting line-up in place of Fernando Llorente, who scored one of the goals in Spurs' last outing, a 2-0 win at Swansea.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino awaits news on the fitness of Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose, while Toby Alderweireld remains out until February.

West Ham boss David Moyes, though, has a lengthy injury list to contend with and could be without left-back Aaron Cresswell.

Andre Ayew has been troubled by a hamstring injury and Michail Antonio is again expected to miss out.

Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 West Ham


Match Stats:

  • Tottenham 1-1 West Ham
  • Shots: 31-3
  • Possession: 71%-29%
  • Corner kicks: 7-1

A late wonder strike from Son Heung-min earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw with West Ham United that will be remembered for two fabulous goals.

After 70 minutes at Wembley dominated by Spurs, Pedro Obiang thundered a strike in off Hugo Lloris's near post from about 30 metres with West Ham's first shot of the match.

Spurs went back on the offensive but their shots were blocked, saved or off target.

The one shot of the 31 they attempted paid off with six minutes remaining, as Son let fly from a distance similar to Obiang's goal to equalise.

Spurs pressed for a winner but West Ham held firm to go two points above the relegation zone in 15th.

The draw leaves Spurs fifth, three points off Liverpool in fourth.

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