Antonio gets one back for Hammers but Mourinho’s side still in control

first_imgTHE SPECIAL ONE is back and returns with a win for Tottenham.Mourinho kicked off his Spurs career with a 3-2 victory with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura on the scoresheet.Yet, it was a nervy ending as Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna netted for the hosts, while Declan Rice had a goal disallowed for offside.But that makes it eight games without a win for the Hammers.West Ham 2 Tottenham 3 – from London StadiumAngelo Ogbonna strikes from corner for nervous endRice has goal disallowed in 90th minuteMichail Antonio pulls one back for the Hammers after holding off Toby AlderweireldHarry Kane heads home to get on the scoresheetLucas Moura stretches to give Spurs a secondSon Heung-min rifles past Roberto for openerWatch on BT Sport 1Live stream on BT Sport appEE phone customers join on a FREE three-month trial by texting SPORT to 150West Ham XI: Roberto, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Anderson, HallerSubs: Martin, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Sanchez, Fornals, Antonio, AjetiTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Winks, Alli, Lucas Moura, Son, KaneSubs: Austin, Foyth, Rose, Walker-Peters, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lo CelsoRichard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:55 pmTOTTENHAM’S Dele Alli speaking to BT Sport: “It’s been a very tough week for us emotionally. “We’ve spent a long time with Pochettino and we were very sad but we had a job to do. We had to go out for the fans and try and stay as positive as we can.“I think I have been performing well so far this season but I need to get better than my old form and get to my best.”“We have to carry on momentum and keep winning, we need to start that from now. There is still a lot to work on and we need to improve from now on.”Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:47 pmMORE Mourinho: “I like the first 60 minutes very much. The most important thing was not to win three or four nil or play wonderfully. The three points were fundamental. “The boys are happy and that’s what I really wanted. I wanted them to be back to happiness.”Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:43 pmJOSE MOURINHO: “I was really happy for one hour. We were playing well. “The last 20 minutes, fatigue, people coming from national duty, all the emotions of losing a manager and another one comes in. “Clearly fatigue in last 20 minutes. And also a reaction from a very good team from West Ham.“I’m really happy with Dele. He’s too good for not to be one of the best players in the world.“He has to start now without injuries. He’s a fantastic player and today showed.”Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:26 pmFULL-TIME! It was more convincing than the scoreline suggests as Ogbonna scored with seconds to spare. A winning start for Mourinho but he won’t be happy with the way his side conceded twice in the second half.Big positives were Alli and Son’s performances while Moura also made an impact with Spurs’ second of the contest.Job done for Mourinho and their away hoodoo is over. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:23 pmGOAL! West Ham 2 Tottenham 3 – OgbonnaThis one counts! But surely it’s too little too late. A corner is whipped in and he beats Sanchez to poke it home. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:18 pmGOAL ruled out, Rice was definitely offside and Mourinho can breath a sight of relief.A corner was headed towards goal and the midfielder was at the back post to knock it in. Six minutes added on…Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:17 pmGOAL! West Ham 2 Tottenham 3 – Rice It’s going to VAR it looks like he is offside…Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:10 pmSPURS have managed to slow the game down and prevent West Ham from building momentum after their goal.Lucas Moura is coming off for Sissoko to sure up the midfield and defence. The Hammers are desperately trying to conjure up any sort of attack as they win a corner. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 2:01 pmGOAL! West Ham 1 Tottenham 3 – AntonioSomething for the home fans to cheer as the half-time sub turns Alderweireld and ripples the back of the net. He’s been their best player but Mourinho will be fuming that his side can’t keep a clean sheet. Could be an interesting next 5-10 minutes. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:58 pmYELLOW! Davies goes into the book. He’s barely put a foot wrong until now as he brings down Antonio when the striker flies past him.Kane then takes a ball straight to the face from a free-kick and looks slightly groggy. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:53 pm175 – Harry Kane is now Tottenham’s outright third highest goalscorer of all-time with 175 goals, behind only Jimmy Greaves (266) and Bobby Smith (208). Bronze. #WHUTOT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2019Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:46 pmSPURS going through the motions now with the game out of sight.West Ham are a side with no confidence at all and Pellegrini will have some tough questions to ask after this. There are more goals with Tottenham on offer if they want them. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:37 pmGOAL! West Ham 0 Tottenham 3 – Harry KaneGAME. OVER.Moments after Moura misses a sitter, Spurs make it three and it’s captain fantastic who heads it in. Winks sprays it to Aurier who whips in a brilliant delivery and the England superstar simply gets his noggin on it to give Mourinho his first three points. Roberto was rooted to his line. Spurs could run riot now.Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:33 pmONE sub for West Ham as Michail Antonio comes on for Felipe Anderson… Antonio is going up front to partner Haller to try and put more pressure on the Spurs back four. Pellegrini needed to do something and Antonio has the potential to bully the centre backs with his pace. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:21 pmHALF-TIME! West Ham 0 Tottenham 2 Boos ring around the London Stadium with the home side really struggling against a rejuvenated Spurs. It’s the perfect start for Jose Mourinho as two quick-fire goals put the Portuguese boss on his way to his first win. Son opened the scoring before Lucas made it two just before half-time. It’s been fully deserved but something need to give for the Hammers.Pellegrini could be fighting to save his job after this…Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:12 pmGOAL! West Ham 0 Tottenham 2 – MouraAlli does superbly to keep the ball in play and it releases Son down the left touchline. His cross is brilliant and right into the path of Moura who can knock it in the back of the net. West Ham are sinking without a trace but Spurs and Mourinho are buzzing. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:10 pmYELLOW! Fredericks goes into the book for a strong challenge on Son. Replays show he clearly won the ball but his boot whacks into his ankle. It looked painful but it seemed a fair challenge to me. West Ham have had two harsh bookings now. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:06 pmGOAL! West Ham 0 Tottenham 1 – SonIt’s the first goal in the Mourinho era and he celebrates on the touchline as that man scores his ninth of the season.But deary me, Roberto that was pretty poor. Alli picks up the ball in that space in front of the defenders. He simply plays it into the path of the South Korean who drills it past Roberto in goal. The keeper appeared to fall backwards as the ball rippled the back of the net. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 1:03 pmCORNER to Tottenham as Alderweireld’s header is deflected out for another corner. Another delivery is stuck right on the keeper and West Ham unconvincingly get it clear out of danger.Spurs turning the screw here…Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:57 pmBIG chance for West Ham as they break superbly. Anderson has space and he pulls it back to Haller who is unmarked. But the ball is played behind him and the big striker can’t bring it under control leaving Spurs to clear. It was a good opening for the Hammers.Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:51 pmAURIER and Son do brilliantly to relieve the pressure and win Spurs a free-kick.They then move the ball forward and Son’s strike is palmed away by Roberto, not a bad effort. Lucas then has a half chance but his header drifts harmlessly wide. Chances have been few and far between so far.Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:47 pmWEST HAM starting to slowly grow into the contest as they move the ball around with little attacking threat. It’s an all-English battle in midfield today with Noble and Rice verses Dier and Winks. I’m sure Gareth Southgate will be watching intently.Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:42 pmYELLOW! Diop is somehow gone in the book for a foul on Kane.But it was definitely Kane fouling him! Bizarre decision by Michael Oliver. The cross from the free-kick is not dealt with by Roberto – the West Ham stopper is a shambles from crosses. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:40 pmBETTER by West Ham as they work the ball well down the right. A cross is whipped in by Fredericks on the penalty spot but the header is straight into the hands of Gazzaniga. That’s given the fans something to cheer. Richard Forrester23 Nov 2019, 12:36 pmTOTTENHAM will be looking to test Roberto early on in the West Ham goal. The nervy keeper has conceded 16 goals in eight games including his nightmare against Burnley in their last outing. Spurs playing all the football so far, West Ham have barely had a touch of the ball. Load more entries…last_img

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