Jose Mourinho had replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager at Tottenham Hotspur in the middle of the week, with West Ham United facing their first Premier League Test. Facing an out-of-the-way opponent, Spurs won 3-2 (2-0) away – their first league win since January. Heung-Min Son (36th minute), Lucas Moura (43rd) and Harry Kane (49th) for Tottenham and Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna (90th-6) for the hosts scored.
It took Son more than half an hour to cheer on his new coach for the first time: Dele Alli sent the South Korean into the penalty area, who scored from there with the left. Alli was also involved in creating the second goal – and it’s worth seeing: in the fall he held the ball to the left line outside in the game and put it with the hoe for Son. He played an assist in front of goal where Moura finished (43rd). Tottenham left the hosts with few chances, they were 10-1 at the end of the first half, Spurs had more ball possession and won more games.
West Ham seemed a suitable opponent for Mourinho’s first test: the current table-16. Expected a win for seven games. As a coach, the Portuguese has won nine times against londoners, only against Everton (ten times) did he do it more often.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side could do nothing about this statistic in the 13th day of the Premier League. Shortly after the restart, Kane won on the head of Issa Diop and scored Spurs’ third goal (49th). Antonio reduced to 1:3 (73rd). But Ogbanna’s goal in the final minute of extra time came too late.
Tottenham finished the final day in 14th place and scored just 14 points in 12 games. After the first match of the match day, the club is now in sixth place.
West Ham United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur (0-2)
0:1 Son (36′)
0:2 Moura (43′)
0:3 Kane (49′)
1:3 Antonio (73′)
2:3 Ogbonna (90.-6)
Western ham: Roberto – Fredericks, Diop (64′ Sanchez), Ogbonna, Cresswell – Yarmolenko (56′ Fornals), Noble, Rice, Anderson (46′ Antonio), Snodgrass – Haller
Tottenham: Gazzaniga – Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies (75′ Rose) – Dier, Winks, Moura (82′ Sissoko), Alli (79′ Eriksen), Son – Kane
Yellow cards: Diop, Fredericks, Snodgrass – Davies, Kane
RefereeIn: Michael Oliver