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West Ham hang on against Spurs to move fourth

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Feb 21, 2021 , , , , ,

Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard fired West Ham into the top four as the Hammers withstood a late Tottenham fightback to hang on for a 2-1 derby victory at the London Stadium.

West Ham were ahead inside five minutes thanks to the returning Antonio’s fifth goal against Spurs, before loanee Lingard continued his fine form with the Hammers’ second early in the second half.

It was the first time a Jose Mourinho side had conceded in the opening five minutes of both halves in a Premier League game and there was no way back for Spurs, as the frame of the West Ham goal thwarted a valiant late rally.

Lucas Moura headed in from a corner to give Spurs a lifeline before substitute Gareth Bale’s stunning volley cannoned off the bar and Heung-Min Son’s late effort deflected off the post as David Moyes secured his first victory against Mourinho in the Premier League.

The victory sees momentum continue to build behind West Ham’s European charge, with the Hammers moving into fourth, nine points ahead of rivals Spurs, who stay ninth after losing five of their last six Premier League games.

More to follow…

What’s next?

West Ham travel to Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday at 12.30pm.

Sunday 28th February 1:00pm

Kick off 2:00pm

Spurs host Wolfsberger in the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie on Wednesday at 5pm, before hosting Burnley on Super Sunday at 2pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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