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Tottenham 1-2 West Ham: Premier League Player Ratings

Heung-min Son at Tottenham
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The Spurs remained winless for the fifth match in a row after an underwhelming defeat against West Ham.

West Ham defeated Tottenham 2-1 in their Premier League game on Thursday. A brilliant comeback in the second half sealed Hammers’ crucial victory.

What happened?

Similar to their match against Manchester City, Tottenham found a solid start to the game as they pushed for an early opener.

Christian Romero converted a corner from Pedro Porro with a powerful header to put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute. But Spurs’ efforts to extend their lead during the first half were fruitless.

The course of the game changed after the break as West Ham increased the pressure to get an equalizer. David Moyes’ men made it 1-1 through Jarred Bowen in the 52nd minute.

Ange Postecoglou tried to reestablish control over the game by bringing in Oliver Skipp and Richarlison. However, Tottenham’s push to restore their lead only resulted in West Ham’s second goal.

The Hammers completed their comeback when James Ward-Prowse smashed Destiny Udogie’s poor back-pass into the back of the net in the 74th minute. The Spurs continued their attacks until the last minute to escape the defeat, but West Ham’s solid defence barely allowed them to create any serious chances.

Player Ratings

Tottenham: Vicario (7); Porro (8), Romero (8), Davies (6), Udogie (5); Bissouma (7), Højbjerg (7), Lo Celso (8); Kulusevski (6), Johnson (7), Son (8).

Bench: Skipp (6), Richarlison (5), Matar Sarr (6), Gil (6), Veliz (5).

West Ham: Fabianski (8); Coufal (6), Zouma (6), Aguerd (7), Emerson (7); Álvarez (7), Ward-Prowse (8); Kudus (6), Souček (7), Paquetá (6); Bowen (7).

Bench: Fornals (6).