West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

West Ham's run of Premier League games without a win extended to four tonight as David Moyes' side were held to a draw by neighbours Tottenham in Stratford.

The Hammers were forced to come from behind to earn a point against Champions League-chasing Spurs, a result that ultimately satisfied neither team in their respective chases for a European slot next season.

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With neither side at their best on a rare Tuesday evening slot for this particular fixture, it was a game of few thrills - perhaps a consequence of the high stakes involved for both teams.

Although the final few moments of the game perhaps provided more entertainment than the 45 minutes of regulation time, with both sides spurning golden opportunities to sneak a win in added-on time, neither team produced enough to deserve all three points.

West Ham, in dire need of a result tonight following the weekend capitulation at Newcastle, fell behind after just five minutes when a close range shot from Brennan Johnson gave Spurs the advantage before most fans had settled into their seats.

But the Irons were behind for just 14 minutes and levelled through skipper and the TV broadcaster's Man of the Match Kurt Zouma, who rose highest to meet a Jarrod Bowen corner at a point when Spurs had enjoyed almost complete control of the game.

Although there were to be no more goals, James Ward-Prowse was denied when his top-right-corner-bound effort from outside the box was tipped away by Tottenham 'keeper Guglielmo Vicario on 36 minutes.

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But the Hammers' best chance to win the game probably fell to Michail Antonio just three minutes after the interval. Fed by Ward-Prowse, his long-range effort was once again prevented from reaching its target by Vicario, despite being destined for the bottom left corner.

Tomas Soucek also missed a good chance in the closing stages when he failed to direct his header from Jarrod Bowen's corner goalward, meaning the Hammers ultimately had to settle for a point and extending the winless run to a month.

We'll have a full match report for you soon...

West Ham Utd: Fabiański, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Paquetá, Kudus, Bowen, Antonio

Subs not used: Anang, Johnson, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Phillips, Earthy, Cornet, Ings, Mubama

Goals: Zouma (19)

Booked: Antonio

Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Van der Ven, Udogie, Bissouma (Højbjerg 82), Bentancur (Sarr 70), Johnson (Lo Celso 90), Maddison (Kulusevski 70), Son, Werner (Richarlison 82)

Subs not used: Austin, Drăgușin, Davies, Emerson Royal

Goals: Johnson (5)

Booked: Van de Ven, Bentancur, Johnson, Romero

Possession: WHUFC 32%-68% THFC

Shots/on target: WHUFC 11/4-13/4 THFC

xG: WHUFC 1.47-1.39 THFC

Referee: John Brooks

Attendance: 62,469

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