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Tottenham gets ugly win over West Ham in London Derby

It was Tottenham’s first home win since February 2nd and this London Derby victory against West Ham and was Jose Mourinho’s 300th victory, Lucas Mouras 100th Tottenham appearance, and also a landmark day for Harry Kane who was celebrating his 200th League appearance.

Spurs struck first with a fantastic effort from Moura who took it past Declan Rice 35 yards from goal, only to be denied with a great save by Lukas Fabianski.

Son Heung-Min thought he put Spurs one-up, but his finish was ruled out fairly by VAR for offside. Spurs continued to play in West Hams half and Moura missed another opportunity after his shot went wide from 12 yards out. 

Kane was hungry for a goal and could have had a Hattrick by the 60th minute, but his chances were saved by Fabianski and wide and over the target. He was chasing Sergio Aguaros goal record of 138 goals in 200 appearances and Kane started the game on 136 goals.

His goal would come, but not before Tomas Soucek deflected his clearance into his own net to put Spurs in the lead on the 64th minute. David Moyes was not happy with the first goal after seeing the replay, the ball had clearly hit Davison Sanchez on the arm before reaching Soucek. Another inconsistent call from VAR. 

Jared Bowen hit the post for West Ham later on which was the only threat they had given Spurs all game. And whilst West Ham might have thought they were growing in confidence with a bit more possession, Antonio was caught sleeping in the Spurs half when Le Celso stole the ball and started a Spurs counter-attack, which led to Kane one-on-one with the Fabianski and he cooley fired the ball past him to secure the three points for Tottenham. 

The defeat leaves West Ham a place above the relegation zone only on goal difference and surly a big fight will be ahead to stay up. 

Tottenham play Sheffield United next on the 2nd July and West Ham play another London Derby at home to Chelsea on the 1st July. 

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