TTSK– (Tottenham 1-2 West Ham). Premier League matchday 15. Tottenham played very well against Man City a few days ago. Great effort from them and great confidence in coach Ange Postecoglou and his team in the match against West Ham. Tottenham soon scored a goal to take the lead, but West Ham stubbornly resisted.
Video Tottenham 1-2 West Ham
Tottenham welcomes West Ham at home in round 15 of the Premier League. Richarlison returned, but this player only started from the bench while the away team did not have the services of striker Antonio. Tottenham pressed the field right after the opening whistle and an early goal came for the home team.
In the 11th minute, Romero jumped high and headed from a corner kick. The ball went into the corner too hard for goalkeeper Fabianski to block and 1-0 for Tottenham. In the next few minutes, Tottenham played excitedly but their strikers were too bad, especially Johnson. This player continuously shot but no dangerous situations were created.
As for West Ham, their counterattacks appeared quite weak and were easily broken in the first half. In the second half, Tottenham continued to press forward in search of a goal. However, they received a very unexpected pain. In the 51st minute, Kudus shot from outside the penalty area. The ball hit the feet of two Tottenham defenders and went straight to Bowen’s feet and this player did not miss the opportunity to equalize for the away team.
Things got worse for Tottenham in the 74th minute. Udogie passed the ball back carelessly and Vicario was forced to correct his teammate. However, Ward Prowse was at the right place at the right time to finish the match. The first shot hit the post, but the second shot went into the net.
In the remaining minutes, Tottenham made substitutions and tried to attack but could not find a goal. In the end, Tottenham lost to West Ham.
FT: Tottenham 1-2 West Ham
Tottenham: Romero 11′
West Ham: Bowen 51′, Ward Prowse 74′
Tottenham: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Højbjerg, Lo Celso; Kulusevski, Johnson, Son.West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Álvarez, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Souček, Paquetá; Bowen.
Tottenham’s recent 3-3 draw against Man City brought positive signs. They won 1 point against the defending Premier League champions right on the opponent’s field in a breathtaking score-chasing match. The important thing is, Mr. Ange Postecoglou’s students have shown a great spirit of refusing to give up.
Returning to their home field, Tottenham has every right to hope that, with good momentum, they will win all 3 points against West Ham in the London Derby. They have the support of the past. Statistics show that in the last 5 London Derby matches at Tottenham Hotspurs, the “Roosters” were undefeated with a record of 4 wins and 1 draw. In all 5 of those matches, they scored 2 or more goals into the team’s net. West Ham.
If only counted in the Premier League this season, West Ham is quite unstable. They only won 2 of the last 7 rounds, the remaining 2 drew and had to suffer 3 defeats. With that unconvincing performance, they are currently ranked 9th with 6 points behind Tottenham. The biggest weakness of the team nicknamed “Sledgehammer” is the lack of solid defense. They have conceded 24 goals after 14 rounds, of which the last 7 matches had to go into the net to pick up the ball.
It will not be surprising if West Ham continues to show poor defensive play and is punished by Tottenham in the upcoming London Derby.