Ratings, analyzes and highlights as Spurs land a big win in the race for the top four



Tottenham 3-1 West Ham (Zouma and 9 ′, Son 24 ′, 88 ′; Benrahma 35 ′)

Tottenham produced a big win in the race for the top four when they beat West ham 3-1.

Spurs closed the hole in fourth place Arsenal to three points thanks to The son Heung-mins double, which followed after Kurt Zouma’s early own goal.

Harry Kane set up all three goals as the Premier League’s most deadly duo combined again to fire the Spurs to victory.

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Player ratings

Tottenham:

  • Lloris – 6
  • Doherty – 7
  • Romero – 8
  • Animal – 7
  • Davis – 6
  • Reguilon – 5
  • Højbjerg – 7
  • Bentancur – 7
  • Sun – 9
  • Kulusevski – 7
  • Kane – 8

Substitutes:

  • Royal – N / A
  • Moura – N / A
  • Bergwijn – N / A

West ham:

  • Fabianski – 7
  • Johnson – 6
  • Dawson – 6
  • Zouma – 5
  • Cresswell – 6
  • Masuaku – 6
  • Ris – 7
  • Soucek – 6
  • Lanzini – 5
  • Benrahma – 7
  • Antonio – 6

Substitutes:

  • Fornals – 6
  • Vlasic – N / A
  • Yarmolenko – 5

Said Benrahma had given West Ham hope in the first half, but their own top four hopes certainly met their deaths in north London.

The biggest question that came into play was how the Hammers were going to get over theirs Europa League heroics in midweek and David Moyes did not get the answer he would have hoped for when Spurs took control of the game in the first 25 minutes.

They went ahead with less than 10 minutes on the clock as the unfortunate Zouma put through his own net after Kane had tried to place himself on Son.

Son, who also hit the post from Dejan Kulusevski’s cut-back, then came on the scoreboard after Kane played him through with a delicious through-play and converted with an effort that took a nod from Zouma.

West Ham came back into the game in the 35th minute when they revealed Spurs’ weakness from set pieces.

Aaron Cresswell’s corner was allowed to get to the far post and Benrahma, who lost his marker, burned in the bottom corner.

Both sides had early chances in the second half as Kane overflowed the ball as he played in and Michail Antonio shot over to the far post.

But Spurs regained control and Sergio Reguilon shot directly at Lukasz Fabianski before Kane shot over after being played into goal.

The hosts eventually killed the match two minutes after time as Son settled on Kane’s header and converted with ease to earn important three points.



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