|WEST HAM UNITED LONDON 2 (1)||TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (0)|
|Date : – 21st February 2021||Kick off : – 12.00|
|Competition : – Premier League||Venue : – Taxpayer’s Stadium|
|Crowd : – 0,000|
|Referee : – Craig Pawson (Sheffield)||Linesmen : – Mr. Harry Lennard; Mr. Richard West|
|Fourth official : – Graham Scott|
|VAR official : – Darren England||VAR Assistant : – Andy Halliday|
|Weather : – Dry, sunny|
|West Ham United London kicked off the first half attacking the South Stand end|
|Playing time : – 90 + 10 minutes
|WETST HAM UNITED LONDON||TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR|
|Antonio 04m 25s||Moura 63m 36s|
|Lingard 46m 16s|
|Soucek (foul on Kane) 56||Lamela (foul on Diop) 36|
|Diop (foul on Moura) 62||Hojbjerg (foul on Lingard) 42|
|Antonio (blocking a free-kick being taken) 69||Reguilon (foul on Bowen) 44|
|Fornals (foul on Ndombele) 72|
|WEST HAM UNITED LONDON||TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR|
|7.||Lukas FABIANSKI||1.||Hugo LLORIS (c)|
|5.||Vladimir COUFAL||3.||Sergio REGUILON ( 20. DELE Alli 77)|
|23.||Issa DIOP||15.||Eric DIER|
|15.||Craig DAWSON||6.||Davinson SANCHEZ|
|3.||Aaron CRESSWELL||25.||Japhet TANGANGA ( 2. Matt DOHERTY 46)|
|28.||Tomas SOUCEK||5.||Pierre-Emile HOJBJERG|
|41.||Declan RICE (c)||28.||Tanguy NDOMBELE|
|18.||Pablo FORNALS ( 31. Ben JOHNSON 82)||27.||Lucas MOURA|
|11.||Jesse LINGARD ( 16. Mark NOBLE 90+4)||11.||Erik LAMELA ( 9. Gareth BALE 46)|
|20.||Jarrod BOWEN ( 9. Said BENRAHMA 65)||7.||Heung-Min SON|
|30.||Michail ANTONIO||10.||Harry KANE|
|35.||Darren RANDOLPH||12.||Joe HART|
|25.||David MARTIN||4.||Toby ALDERWEIRELD|
|14.||Frederik ALVES||33.||Ben DAVIES|
|4.||Fabian BALBUENA||8.||Harry WINKS|
|45.||Ademipo ODUBEKO||17.||Moussa SISSOKO|
|10.||Manuel LANZINI||45.||Carlos VINICIUS|
|Manager : – David Moyes||Manager : – Jose Mourinho|
|Kit Supplier : – Umbro||Kit Supplier : – Nike|
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Worn with Navy Blue socks
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Goals early in each half left Spurs chasing the game at West Ham United London and although they got one back, the pressure they built on the home goal could not bring an equaliser.
An early goal for west Ham came in the fifth minute, when a right-wing cross was played into the six-yard box and Antonio got to it before Tanganga and while Lloris blocked the first effort, the ball ran free for the forward to put it into an empty net. Soucek had body checked Reguilon in the build-up, but nothing was given by VAR and Spurs found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 score-line.
A free-kick on the left of the penalty box for Bowen’s handball when trying to block Regi’s cross was played into the near post. It was blocked away and Son laid it off to Moura, who blazed a shot well wide. Apart from Jose being spoken to by the referee, who had given a questionable free-kick against Reguilon, the match was peppered with stoppages, preventing any flow. One of them was for a foul by Erik Lamela on Diop, which was deemed a yellow card by the referee.
Losing the ball cheaply was putting pressure on the Spurs defence, as players were dwelling on the ball and getting it taken off them, instead of playing the sharp incisive passing that had been a trademark of the early season play. Bale almost found Kane at the far post with a cross, but a defender got there first to concede a corner, which Son played straight into the keeper’s hands.
Benrahma replaced Bowen straight after the goal and it must have been hoped that Moyes’ move would stop the movement towards the West Ham goal. Son, played in by Bale on the left side of the box, set up Moura, but his effort was well over the bar. Another attack saw Moura give Harry the chance of a shot that went a couple of feet wide of the keeper’s right hand post. Spurs got even closer when Kane went down the right and Rice cleared from in front of his own goal, but straight back out to Harry. He pulled the ball back just outside the box to Gareth Bale, who struck the bar with his effort and it then skimmed over the top.
The balance of play probably ended up in our favour, but today the balance of goals wasn’t.
Jose Mourinho took charge of Tottenham for the 50th time.
This was the 50th meeting between Spurs and West Ham United London in the Premier League.
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||1||Leeds United||0|
|South Coast Big Club||1||Chelsea||1|
|Burnley||0||West Bromwich Albion||0|
|Aston Villa||1||Leicester City||2|
|Woolwich Wanderers||0||Manchester City||1|
|Manchester United||3||Newcastle United||1|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||–||–|
Premier League Table 2020-21
|4||West Ham United London||24||13||6
|13||South Coast Big Club||24||8||6||10||31||40||30||-9|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion||24||5||11||8||25||30||26||-5|
|19||West Bromwich Albion||25||2||8||15||19||55||14||-36|