West Ham strengthened its unlikely push for Champions League qualification by beating Tottenham 2-1 to climb into the highest 4 of the Premier League on Sunday.
Jesse Lingard, rejuvenated after his mortgage transfer from Manchester United final month, scored what proved to be the successful objective within the 47th minute after working onto a move from Pablo Fornals and burying an angled shot together with his left foot.
Tottenham had additionally conceded a objective early within the first half with fit-again striker Michail Antonio changing a free ball from shut vary after his preliminary glancing effort was saved out by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris within the fifth minute.
Lucas Moura pulled a objective again for Tottenham within the 64th with a header from a nook by Gareth Bale, whose spectacular efficiency as a second-half substitute additionally noticed him smash a shot towards the crossbar from the sting of the realm.
Son Heung-min additionally struck the objective body in stoppage time with an effort he knew little about that looped up over West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Tottenham dropped 9 factors off the Champions League positions, the fourth and remaining one presently being occupied by West Ham as David Moyes continues to rebuild his managerial status at an east London membership that’s extra usually discovered battling towards relegation.
West Ham has solely misplaced one in every of its final 9 league video games, whereas Tottenham has misplaced 5 of its final six.