Both Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard scored early in each half for West Ham United to move into the top four in the premier league table and added another loss for Tottenham Hotspur, making their fifth loss after six games they encountered. See upcoming premier league fixtures at 12BET and grab all those bonuses waiting for you!
Spurs’ manager Jose Mourinho shared his thoughts saying that his side were unlucky and did not deserve to leave without any points.
He pointed to his side’s defensive errors as cause for the defeat, with Antonio’s bundled effort over Hugo Lloris coming after Spurs defenders failed to deal with Jarrod Bowen’s cross, while Lingard ran through several players to register his third Hammers goal in his first four games.
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Mourinho said: “I feel sad obviously. I think the result should be a different one from the way we played in the second half. And a little bit of de ja vu.
“Their defensive line and their centre-backs were brilliant and they gave us a difficult match. But we started the game with a defensive mistake and started the second half with another one.
“When you are punished by these mistakes it is difficult. The team tried everything in the second half.
“We had easy shooting positions to score with balls in the box, we should’ve scored more than the two we conceded.
“I’ve been speaking about this for a long time and it’s not good to always stay on the same page.
“Every person who watched the game understood clearly the nature of the goals we conceded.
“Then it’s difficult against the team who fought in the second half. We were the team who were trying to play and the boys were unlucky and the result we didn’t deserve.”
West Ham boss David Moyes finally claimed victory over Mourinho after 16 matches and making the win even sweeter, they are now Champions League-chasing Hammers putting themselves in fourth place with two points above Chelsea.
Spurs’ Lucas Moura pulled a goal in the 64th with a header from a corner handed by Gareth Bale, whose impressive performance as a second-half substitute also saw him smash a shot against the crossbar from the edge of the area.
West Ham has only lost one of its last nine league games, as boss Moyes continues to rebuild his managerial reputation at an east London club that is more often found fighting relegation.
“I feel as if there is a half-job done,” Moyes said.
“I think we can play much better … I don’t think we’ve hit top gear yet. The players have been finding ways to wrestle points off the opposition. They have done a brilliant job.”
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