WHU
TOT
90+4'
FULL-TIME! West Ham 0-1 Tottenham. Boos ring out at Upton Park as Chris Foy calls time on this one. What a finish. The white half of north London has a new hero.
90+3'
Wow. West Ham look broken. And there's 37 games to go...
Tottenham Hotspur Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

90+2'
 
GOAL! GOOAALLL! West Ham 0-1 Spurs! Dier, for some peculiar reason, pops up as a striker. He rounds Adrian and slides home! What a moment for the debutant!
West Ham United Yellow card

West Ham

Spurs

90+1'
Eriksen has the chance to find a team-mate deep inside the West Ham half... He's bottled it.
90'
Four additional minutes signalled.
89'
BENTALEB... His effort from distance is beaten away by Adrian.
88'
Dier motors forward from the right-back position. Nolan charges back, but can't win the ball. Spurs force a throw.
87'
HUGE SAVE! Lloris races off his line to smother Downing, who looked certain to score. What a finish!
86'
Hmmm. This match has burst into life in the last few minutes. Both sides are completely neglecting their defensive responsibilities.
85'
Kane and Holtby see shots blocked as the pendulum swings towards the visitors.
84'
The corner comes to nothing but, moments later, West Ham are attacking again through Demel... Nope, nothing happened.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
83'
Valencia puts Capoue under a bit of pressure and, somehow, manages to force a corner.
82'
 
SPURS SUB! Adebayor departs with Harry Kane taking his place in attack.
81'
Adebayor bundles his way through the West Ham defence. Illegally, according to Chris Foy, who blows for handball.
West Ham United Substitution
80'
 
WEST HAM SUB! New recruit Enner Valencia comes on for Cole.
79'
Downing whips a right-footed cross into the danger zone... Dier heads behind.
78'
Adebayor drops deep to help a Spurs attack, but forgets to pass the ball to a white shirt.
77'
Just seen a shot of the fans: they don't look pleased.
76'
Lloris shows incredible composure to link-up repeatedly with his defence. Just need a goal now…
75'
15 minutes to go. Tottenham looking the more likely.

Pitch invader takes Tottenham free kick, does better than Christian Eriksen's attempt. https://t.co/RQMUjHgqCO

73'
Noble pops up in space down the right flank. Just Lloris to beat... And he can't beat him.
72'
Somewhere in London, right now, that pitch invader is sitting in a police van feeling rather pleased with himself. He got a free-kick on target and, if this game doesn’t improve, he’ll probably make the Match of the Day highlights package.
71'
That man again, Townsend, worms down the right wing before floating a cross into the mixer. Cleared.
70'
It's Townsend again! This time the winger darts down the outside and tries to find the bottom corner... Just wide!
69'
Townsend produces a wonderful save from Adrian, who leaps across to his left to turn a powerful effort over the bar.
68'
 
WEST HAM SUB! Mohamed Diame replaces Vaz Te.
West Ham United Substitution
67'
Adebayor nudges Adrian, causing the goalkeeper to throw a paddy. Calm down, mate.
66'
Cole starts working his elbows into opposition rib-cages, but can’t work the ball to an opponent.
65'
Eriksen's effort is worse than the pitch invader. Sign him up.
64'
PITCH INVADER! Spurs have a free-kick. But, before Eriksen can start his run-up, a rogue intruder runs up to the ball and sends it towards the top corner… Go on… Adrian ruins the fun and catches the ball.
West Ham United Red card

West Ham

Spurs

63'
 
RED CARD! Collins needlessly, blatantly, crashes into Adebayor. It's 10 v 10!
62'
 
WEST HAM SUB! Joey O'Brien departs the action. Demel joins the party.
West Ham United Substitution
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
61'
 
SPURS SUBS! Lewis Holtby and Andros Townsend come on for Lamela and Lennon.
Tottenham Hotspur Substitution
60'
Noble sets a Premier League record for lowest header attempted.
59'
Lamela's resulting corner was not pretty.
58'
Rose saunters down the left flank, then picks up the pace and races into the box. Can he pick out a team-mate? Almost… But Cresswell gets in front of Lennon to clear.
57'
Good news, Cresswell fans. Your man is back on the pitch, albeit with a noticeable limp.
56'
The left-back gingerly rises to his feet as a smattering of applause rings out around Upton Park. Guy Demel is warming up.
55'
Ouch. Cresswell twists his knee and sinks to the turf in pain.
54'
 
YELLOW CARD! James Collins is booked.
West Ham United Yellow card

West Ham

Spurs

53'
Downing fizzes a low shot towards goal... Lloris saves, spills, then claws the loose ball away with his left glove.
52'
Wonder if today is the day Mauro Zarate announces himself to the Premier League?
51'
Cresswell wipes the ball on his shirt, stutters back before charging towards the touchline. Spurs defend the throw.
50'
Cresswell's cross is gobbled up by Lloris. Even start to this second period.
49'
Tottenham mount a minor attack down the left with Rose prominent. Spurs, surprisingly, are keeping the ball.
48'
Kouyate wants a corner. His team-mates want a corner. The fans want a corner. Linesman's verdict: goal-kick.
47'
Lloris cleverly dinks the ball over the onrushing Cole. Brave, brave goalkeeping.
46'
We're back. Can West Ham take the game to 10-man Tottenham?

10 - Mark Noble had scored his last 10 Premier League penalties before his miss against Tottenham today. Ignoble.

45+1'
HALF-TIME: West Ham 0 Tottenham 0. Chris Foy calls time on a relatively entertaining first-half at Upton Park.
45'
The fourth official emerges clutching an electronic board which has a big red number one emblazoned on its surface.
44'
Adebayor sparks a Tottenham attack with a beautiful touch on halfway. A few wobbly passes later though, and West Ham have the ball back.
43'
Cresswell rolls his studs over the ball and quickly shifts his direction. Shame that he can't get a cross in.
42'
CHANCE! Vaz Te thumps a header into the ground which bounces into the grateful hands of Lloris. Massive chance wasted.
41'
Lamela nicks the ball on the halfway line, clips a ball towards Adebayor who in turn finds Lennon. Can the diminutive - a word only used in football commentary - winger find the top corner? Nope, his effort flies over the bar.
40'
For all their pressure, West Ham are yet to properly test Lloris between the Spurs sticks.
39'
Noble loops a free-kick but, for some unknown reason, Nolan forgets to jump.
38'
RECAP: West Ham have edged the contest, Naughton did a naughty inside the penalty area and Noble missed a penalty. You’re up-to-date.
37'
Kouyate looks up, thinks ‘I fancy this’, and has a pop from distance. Over the bar.
36'
Cole picks up the ball inside the area, twists and smashes a shot… Deflected behind. Corner.
35'
Vaz Te leans back, then rifles a shot into orbit. West Ham have steadied.
34'
Away sides should always start with 10 men. Tottenham have been far better without Naughton.
33'
It gets rather exciting as Eriksen flies down the left, but Adebayor can't latch onto his pass.
32'
Nope, West Ham unite to deal with the set-piece.
31'
After all that madness, Spurs force a corner of their own. Surely not...
30'
No Spurs change yet. Drier has come across to the right. Three at the back for Spurs?
29'
 
MISSED PENALTY! Mark Noble jogs up to the penalty spot, waits for Hugo Lloris to dive, then coolly slots the ball in the other direction. So cool, in fact, that he puts it a good yard wide. Oops.
28'
 
PENALTY! Kevin Nolan swivels inside the penalty area and crashes a shot into the arms of Kyle Naughton. Chris Foy points to the spot, but he hasn’t had enough fun yet – it’s a red card! Wow.
27'
Where are Mauricio Pochettino’s fabled pressing tactics? Tottenham – and in particular Danny Rose at left back – are standing and watching as the hosts charge forward.
26'
Kouyate nips in front of Kaboul, stretches his neck muscles and stabs a header at goal… Just wide. Spurs are rattled.
25'
Collins leaps into the Upton Park sky, only to see his header fly into the fans behind the Spurs goal.
24'
West Ham continue to press. Downing whips in a delicious cross but Vaz Te can't divert his header into the bottom corner.
23'
The corner breaks to Ricardo Vaz Te at the back post, but his volley is horrible and smashes a Spurs player in the face.
22'
New man Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner. The big men from the back jog forward.
21'
West Ham are growing as a force with each passing minute. Lamela, Eriksen and Lennon are struggling to get a touch.
20'
That’s more like it. Cole causes havoc inside the Spurs area, the ball bounces across the six-yard box but no one is on hand to tuck home.
19'
James Collins crashes a clearance towards the opposition corner flag. Come on, someone do something good.
18'
Joey O’Brien falls onto his knees inside the area, but it’s a result of poor co-ordination rather than an illegal challenge. Pretty scrappy stuff. Just how Big Sam likes it.
17'
A pink balloon is whacked by various West Ham supporters towards Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal. It doesn’t reach the stopper.
16'
Opening 16 minute assessment: not that exciting.
15'
Cresswell latches onto a loose ball inside the penalty area, but it cannons off his boot and runs out of play.
14'
West Ham just starting to settle and knock the ball around confidently. Not that the fans seem to care – the noise levels are below the coveted 80 decibel mark.
13'
Debutant watch: Aaron Cresswell has imposed himself well in the left-back spot. His personal highlight – bamboozling Adebayor with a simple stepover.
12'
Eriksen, instead of unleashing a left-footed shot, clips a disguised ball towards Adebayor at the back post, but it drops marginally short.
11'
Danny Rose sprints down the left wing. Can he keep the ball in play? He can’t, the ball bobbles out and the defender clouts his shins on the advertising hoarding as punishment.
10'
The major story unfolding at Upton Park in the early stages is that Emmanuel Adebayor is actually running.
9'
Eriksen whips the ball towards the near post – Adrian lies down on his stomach and smothers the ball.
8'
Spurs take it short, but they soon have a second opportunity - this time on the left of the pitch - as Aaron Lennon is fouled.
7'
Mark Noble bundles Kyle Naughton to the floor midway inside his own half. A chance for the visitors to swing a set-piece into the mixer?
6'
Cole vs. Kaboul: Round Two. The Spurs man levels the scores at one apiece.
5'
Wham! Carlton Cole bashes into Younes Kaboul on the edge of the penalty area before swerving a shot over the crossbar. Crunching 50-50.
4'
Tottenham break forward down the right wing, but Christian Eriksen sends his cross into the fans.
3'
The pink boots of Erik Lamela flicker in the London afternoon sunshine as he throws in a couple of cheeky, and ultimately pointless, tricks.
2'
Stewart Downing embarks on a one-man mission down the right flank but Etienne Capoue charges across to retrieve possession.
1'
West Ham – in their claret and blue – get us started at Upton Park. A mass of bubbles are weaving across the pitch in a spontaneous fashion.
14:55
The players are walking out of the tunnel! 3pm football is so, so close…
14:50
And some chatter from Mauricio Pochettino: "My job is only to work hard every day, to build and improve every player in the squad. Always in football, the result manages your career and the decisions because we need to win. This is our job, not only to provide your philosophy to the team and your style. You need to win, this is the first objective. My focus is the first game on Saturday. This is true. We understand that football is in the present. It is difficult to take time. We need to improve and learn quickly for sure.”
14:45
Some words from Sam Allardyce: "Everyone wanted to sign Andy Carroll when he finished the season, everybody. There wasn’t one person from the owners to any members of staff who didn’t want to sign him. What we have to hope is eventually we will get him fit and he will produce a full season for us. We know what a big player he is for us. We know what effect he has on our team but what effect he has against the opposition. When they see him on the teamsheet he strikes fear into every defence in the Premier League, no matter how good they are.”
14:40
While we can expect a tempestuous London derby, perhaps the biggest duel will come on the touchline: Big Sam versus Mauricio Pochettino – the man with an army of doubters versus Daniel Levy’s latest managerial recruit.
14:35
Well, some rather interesting news. Mark Noble has already been awarded 'Hammer of the Year' before a ball has even been kicked. Congratulations, Mark.
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PIC: Mark Noble receives his Hammer of the Year award as he heads out for the warm up #COYI #WHUTOT http://t.co/RDqeTWeJML

14:30
Debutant Eric Dier slots into the Tottenham defence, but the big – and unsurprising – news is that Erik Lamela will start for the visitors. Time to start paying off that £25.7 million fee, young chap.
14:25
Carlton Cole and Ricardo Vaz Te get the nod in attack as Sam Alladryce names his first proper team of the 2014/15 season. New recruits Cheikhou Kouyate and Aaron Creswell are also selected.
14:20
TEAMS – West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Cresswell, Nolan, Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Cole, Vaz Te… Subs: Jaaskelainen, Zarate, Demel, Diame, Poyet, Valencia, Burke /// Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Dier, Kaboul, Rose, Bentaleb, Capoue, Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela, Adebayor… Subs: Friedel, Davies, Dawson, Holtby, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.
14:15
Football’s back. And this year it’s bigger than ever. Welcome to LIVE coverage of West Ham's clash with Tottenham. We get underway in 45 minutes.
14:30
Debutant Eric Dier slots into the Tottenham defence, but the big – and unsurprising – news for Spurs fans is that Erik Lamela starts for the visitors. Time to start paying off that £25.7 million fee, young chap.

Starting Line-ups

West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur
    • 13
      Adrián
    • 3
      Cresswell
    • 2
      Reid
    • 19
      Collins
    • 17
      O'Brien
    • 8
      Kouyaté
    • 16
      Noble
    • 12
      Vaz Te
    • 4
      C
      Nolan
    • Downing
    • 24
      Carlton Cole
Team Manager:  Slaven Bilic
    • 10
      Adebayor
    • 23
      Eriksen
    • 11
      Lamela
    • 7
      Lennon
    • 42
      Bentaleb
    • Capoue
    • Naughton
    • C
      Kaboul
    • 15
      Dier
    • 3
      Rose
    • 1
      Lloris
Team Manager:  Mauricio Pochettino
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
AdriánDFP
0 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. BurkeDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
W. ReidDFP
0 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. CresswellDFP
0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. CollinsDFP
0 0 1 0 11 0 3 1 0 1 0 63
J. O'BrienDFP
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 62
G. DemelDFP
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. PoyetDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
S. DowningDFP
0 0 3 38 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 90
K. NolanDFP
0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. NobleDFP
0 0 2 75 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 90
C. KouyatéDFP
0 0 2 32 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 90
R. Vaz TeDFP
0 0 4 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 68
M. DiaméDFP
0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. ZárateDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
Carlton ColeDFP
0 0 1 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 81
Enner ValenciaDFP
0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. LlorisDFP
0 4 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. DaviesDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
M. DawsonDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
D. RoseDFP
0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
Y. KaboulDFP
0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
E. DierDFP
1 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
K. NaughtonDFP
0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 29
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. CapoueDFP
0 0 0 73 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
C. EriksenDFP
0 0 2 59 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
N. BentalebDFP
0 0 1 75 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
E. LamelaDFP
0 0 0 24 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 61
A. LennonDFP
0 0 1 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 61
L. HoltbyDFP
0 0 0 25 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 29
A. TownsendDFP
0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. SoldadoDFP
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
E. AdebayorDFP
0 0 0 23 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 83
H. KaneDFP
0 1 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7
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