Tottenham slipped up in the race for Champions League qualification as they succumbed to a 1-0 Premier League defeat to West Ham.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s side relied on Christian Eriksen’s 88th-minute stunner to secure the points against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, and a sluggish display this time around was punished when Michail Antonio hammered home in the 67th minute – marking the first time Tottenham have conceded at their new home.
The hosts – who have a Champions League semi-final first-leg tie with Ajax next up on Tuesday – had their chances with Son Heung-min particularly wasteful and Vincent Janssen denied on the line late on, while Lukasz Fabianski was typically impressive in West Ham’s goal.
11′ CHANCE! Son’s shot saved
SON WITH A CHANCE! Lucas is able to take several touches in a crowded Hammers midfield before passing it to Alli, and the latter releases his team-mate with a great ball which ends with the winger’s low effort saved by Fabianski and cleared away!
27′ CLOSE! Lucas’ shot wide out
Lucas almost finds Eriksen ghosting between the Hammers’ centre-backs only for Diop to head the ball away from the lurking Spurs playmaker
58′ PENALTY APPEAL! Big shout from Spurs
Davies makes a great run into the West Ham box only for the return pass towards him to be intercepted at the last moment! Masuaku then blocks Son’s path towards the ball and is felled only for Taylor to deny Spurs another favourable decision yet again! Replays do show that it is the correct decision though despite the fury of the home crowd.
67′ GOAL! Tottenham 0-1 West Ham (Antonio)
WEST HAM TAKE THE LEAD!! Antonio breaks the deadlock to the delight of the away supporters after Rice plays in Arnautovic out wide, and the forward crosses it towards the six-yard area where Antonio catches Sanchez napping and lets fly with a fierce drive past Lloris! It’s 1-0 to the Hammers, and they’ve become the first ever visitors to score at Spurs’ new stadium!