West Ham United passed Tottenham Hotspur its fourth defeat in a Premier League London derby this season as Michail Antonio scored a second-half function to earn his aspect a 1-0 win on Sunday.
West Ham moved provisionally as much as fourth with 17 issues whilst Spurs, which additionally misplaced to Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal — fell to 6th as Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect failed to check the house aspect’s function in the second one half of.
Antonio have been troubling Spurs’ defence all over the sport and he was once rewarded for his laborious paintings when he scored from a nook within the 72nd minute after you have the easier of his marker Harry Kane.
As Aaron Cresswell’s pinpoint move floated into the six-yard field, Antonio shrugged off Kane and glued his foot out to attain his 6th league function of the season.
“The ball got here my means and clearly being the poacher I’m, I stick my foot out. I used to be shocked it went in as a result of I more or less were given my foot there to get in entrance of him,” Antonio advised Sky Sports activities after his 6th function towards Spurs.
“(Whether or not) it is this stadium or their stadium, I identical to scoring towards them… I’ve the quantity 9 blouse and that’s the reason what I wish to do.”
Each groups had a variety of probabilities within the first half of, with West Ham dominating however failing to transform their alternatives.
Spurs’ absolute best photographs on function had been hit instantly at goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who tipped a bullet header from Kane over the bar.
Tempers flared in the second one half of and the avid gamers needed to be separated following a heavy problem from Cristian Romero on Pablo Fornals, with the Argentine defender going within the e-book for sparking a melee when he faced the Spaniard at the ground.
Spurs didn’t create alternatives of be aware in the second one half of and Nuno stated the defeat was once difficult to take, even supposing he idea Tottenham was once the easier workforce.
“We are dissatisfied like everybody, like our enthusiasts. It is at all times difficult to lose a fit like this,” Nuno stated.