Tottenham 2-0 West Ham LIVE! Son goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Tottenham Hotspur moved into the Premier League’s top four as they returned to form with a 2-0 home win over West Ham United that left their London rivals in the bottom three on Sunday.

There was little to separate the sides in a forgettable first half but Spurs stepped up the pace after the interval with goals by Emerson Royal and substitute Son Heung-min.

It was a big win for Tottenham following defeat at Leicester City and a midweek loss away to AC Milan in the Champions League and allowed them to leapfrog Newcastle United in the table.

Right back Emerson marked his 50th Premier League game by opening the scoring in the 56th minute from a Ben Davies pass.

Son, who has struggled for form this season and was left out of the starting lineup by Spurs’ stand-in manager Cristian Stellini, then linked with Harry Kane to double the advantage.

West Ham had started the derby brightly with Jarrod Bowen wasting an early chance but offered little and have now won only once in their last 11 league games with pressure mounting on manager David Moyes.

Tottenham have 42 points from 24 games, one more than Newcastle who have a game in hand. West Ham are in 18th with 20 points from 23 matches, a point below the safety zone.

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Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 - 0 West Ham United FC

Thank you

20:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thank you for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham’s win over West Ham.

Find our ratings and report below!

Dropped Son steps up to help send Tottenham into the top four

18:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

Son Heung-min responded to being dropped with a goal to help Tottenham beat West Ham 2-0 and move back into the Premier League top four.

Son’s poor form this season saw him left out of the starting line-up for only a second time when fit but he found the net four minutes after his introduction to add to Emerson Royal’s classy 56th-minute opener.

It helped Spurs take advantage of Newcastle’s slip-up against Liverpool by moving above the Magpies into fourth to aid the recovery of manager Antonio Conte, who remains in Italy after gallbladder surgery.

Read the full match report here!

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Tottenham player ratings vs West Ham: Excellent Emerson Royal justifies Antonio Conte’s faith

18:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham moved into the top four with a 2-0 win over rivals West Ham, sealed by second-half goals from Emerson Royal and substitute Heung-min Son.

After a dour opening 45 minutes, in which the two sides cancelled each other out, Emerson finished coolly from a pass from fellow wing-back Ben Davies.

Son, who scored a hat-trick against Leicester the last time he was a substitute in the Premier League, made the game safe with a trademark burst and finish.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to rate the Spurs players...

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West Ham player ratings vs Tottenham: Angelo Ogbonna caught out in big let off for Declan Rice

18:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham remain in the Premier League’s bottom three following defeat at London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.

After a turgid first-half, Emerson Royal and Heung-min Son scored the goal to send Spurs into the top four.

Here’s how David Moyes’ side rated at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

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FT: Tottenham 2-0 West Ham

18:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Spurs into the top four with a routine win over London rivals West Ham.

Spurs heading for the top four

18:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

90 mins: Despite a turgid first-half, a routine win for Spurs will take them into the top four!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

18:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Son has now scored four goals from the bench in two appearances against one in 20 starts. It’s a strange quirk but also easy to understand how the South Korean’s pace might be effective against tired legs.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 West Ham | Heung min Son ‘71

18:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

GOAL! Minutes after coming on, Heung-min Son grabs a much-needed goal.

The forward cushions Harry Kane’s through ball with a lovely touch before a composed finish.

On comes Son

17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

Starting with Davies and Emerson as wing-backs felt incredibly defensive but vindication for Conte and Stellini after they combined lethally there. Characteristically, Spurs have been much better since the interval.

In fine form

17:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 West Ham | Emerson Royal ‘54

17:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

54 mins: Wing back to wing back as Emerson taps in from Ben Davies’ cross.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

That’s probably West Ham’s two most reliable players that have been robbed by Kulusevski early in the half here. They’ve not started.


17:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

47 mins: Aguerd is robbed by Kulusevski, who then feeds Richarlison.

The Brazilian, however, hits a tame shot at goal.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

I had to do a double-take as to who was charging down the right for West Ham there. Declan Rice has changes into some white boots at the break and goes galavanting up the wing.

Back underway!

17:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Let’s hope for a better half!

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

You can understand West Ham, who are away from home and in the bottom three, playing like this but Spurs have to show more ambition, frankly.

HT: Tottenham 0-0 West Ham

17:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bowen’s early shot the only real chance of note thus far.

Three minutes added on

17:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 mins: This has not been much of a classic...

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

On the flip of that, everything time West Ham get it forward to Antonio, he’s on his own against four. Between us, what we’re trying to say is that neither team looks like creating much.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

The problem for Spurs is that West Ham have enough defenders to constantly crowd out Kane, Kulusevski and Richarlison. And who else do Spurs have in the final third? Davies, Emerson and Skipp, who are not famed for their attacking prowess.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s almost working to Tottenham detriment, the extent to which West Ham are being forced into a flat-back-five. Every time Spurs get the ball in a wide position there are so many Hammers defenders in the box.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

17:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Feels like it could be a long 10 minutes to half-time for West Ham here. Spurs haven’t really created a chance yet but the visitors are being penned in.

Spurs improving

16:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

27 mins: Kane is starting to get on the ball in dangerous areas now and was unlucky to have seen his brilliant through ball to Richarlison cut out.

Spurs upping the tempo somewhat.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

When you’re playing this more narrow system that West Ham are with Downes in for Benrahma, you need to wing-backs to provide the width high up the pitch. We’ve not seen Coufal or Emerson manage to get involved much in the final-third yet.

Not much to shout about

16:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

22 mins: The rather defensive set-up both teams have adopted is, naturally, not doing much to help the tempo of the game.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

To be honest, I’ve lost track of the handball rule but it is hard to justify not awarding a penalty against Kehrer there. He was literally stooping down and stopped the ball reaching its target with an outstretched hand.

Much better from West Ham

16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

15 mins: Nice and confident on the ball, the away side are pulling Spurs wide and looking for the rampaging Soucek through the middle.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tomas Soucek was really good when he came on early against Chelsea last weekend and he’s started well here, winning the ball high up the pitch on a couple of occasions. West Ham aren’t ordinarily much of a pressing team, so it’s notable they seem to be targeting Spurs in that area where possible.

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jarrod Bowen has started on the left, not a position we’ve seen him play regularly. Flynn Downes is off the right but will be much narrower, you’d expect. He’s just had a chat with Declan Rice during a stoppage and then sprinted over to pass the message on to David Moyes, who throws him back into the action as Spurs restart play.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

It is hard to remember Spurs ever playing quite such a negative side, at least at home. With Emerson and Davies as the wing-backs and Skipp and Hojbjerg in the middle, Spurs effectively have eight defensive-minded players on the pitch.


16:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

01 min: Bowen drives a shot jut wide after Soucek’s volleyed pass across the box!

Almost the dream start for the away side.


16:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

We’re up and running!

Tributes to Harry Kane

16:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

The England captain’s first home game since breaking Spurs’ all-time scoring record.

Dan Kilpatrick’s pre-match video verdict

16:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Stellini explains dropping Son for Tottenham

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

“Me, Antonio and Ryan Mason made the decision. We have a big squad and today we want to use energy. We played many games with Sonny and maybe this game could also be time to have Sonny during the match.

“This is the reason we have a big squad.“We hope every time that our players who come in from the bench change the game and give us what we need.”

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Lanzini searching for relevance as West Ham prepare to take on Tottenham

16:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lockdown football did not produce many memorable moments and The Premier League Years: Soulless Edition is not much of a watch.

But West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini bucked the trend in his side’s derby clash at Tottenham in October 2020, as his stoppage-time stunner completed a comeback from 3-0 down to steal a point in stoppage time.

As Lanzini sprints topless to celebrate in front of a vacant end, human cheers of bench-clearing celebration are audible over Sky’s commentary.

Two-and-a-half years on, though, and the only noises around West Ham’s forgotten man are murmurings of discontent, Lanzini having aired his grievances on social media this week, posting a graphic comparing his pass completion rate with other midfielders in Europe’s five major leagues.

The rankings — which do not tally perfectly with other sources but make the fair point that Lanzini is, indeed, a fine passer of a football — place him sixth, below Toni Kroos and Marcelo Brozovic, but above Rodri, Marco Verratti and team-mate Declan Rice.

Just as tellingly, out of necessity, they refer to last season: Lanzini has not started a League game since the opening day and not featured at all since a cameo off the bench on November 6. Without the Thursday-Sunday workload of the first half of the season (Lanzini started all eight European games before Christmas), sharing minutes has been an issue for Moyes since the World Cup.

Even so, until the recent upturn in form, the Scot had been tinkering almost ceaselessly with his line-up in search of a winning formula without turning to his No10.

“We really like Manu,” Moyes said, when asked about Lanzini’s lack of involvement earlier this month. “It’s just the way things have gone. I’ve not been able to introduce him at times.”

Step back and think about the way things have gone, and clearly, that is not a ringing endorsement. Lanzini’s contract is up at the end of the season, though the club has the option of two further years. Whether it is activated in the hope of recouping a transfer fee, he looks destined for the exit.

Before then, however, another door might just have swung fractionally ajar. Lucas Paqueta’s injury has opened up a midfield vacancy and Tomas Soucek, who replaced the club-record signing against Chelsea last weekend, is likeliest to fill it at Spurs tomorrow.

But having moved the playmaking talents of Paqueta deeper in a bid to control games, a like-for-like switch would surely re-employ a redundant figure. Lanzini clearly feels he deserves this chance. Will Moyes agree?


Warm-ups underway!

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Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Flynn Downes has started three games away from home in the Premier League - at Anfield, Old Trafford and now here. I’m getting strong Park Ji Sung vibes in terms of his deployment.

Latest odds

15:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Betway - Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur - 10/11

Draw - 12/5

West Ham United - 10/3

Betway - Premier League winner 22/23

Manchester City - 10/11

Arsenal - 6/5

Manchester United - 14/1

Betway - Top Four Finish

Manchester United - 1/7

Liverpool - 6/5

Newcastle - 13/8

Tottenham Hotspur - 9/4

Brighton - 9/1

Chelsea - 20/1

Betway - Relegation

Bournemouth - 1/3

Southampton - 8/15

Leeds - 11/10

Everton - 15/8

Nottingham Forest - 9/4

Wolves - 7/2

West Ham - 11/2

Head to head (h2h) history and results

15:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham wins: 100

Draws: 54

West Ham wins: 64

Malik Ouzia at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

You got the sense from David Moyes’s press conference on Friday that he was quietly confident of having Nayef Aguerd fit and so it’s proved. That is a huge boost for West Ham as they try to contain Harry Kane - something they’ve historically not done an especially good job of.

Tottenham yet to receive takeover bid amid reports of £3.1billion offer

15:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham insist they have received no approach from billionaire Jahm Najafi following a report claiming the Iranian-American is set to bid $3.75billion (£3.1bn) for the club.

According to yesterday’s Financial Times, Najafi, who is the chair of private equity firm MSP Sports Capital, which has also held talks over investing in Everton, is poised to test the resolve of Spurs’s majority shareholder Joe Lewis and chairman Daniel Levy with a bid in the coming weeks.

The report claims Najafi values Spurs at about £2.5bn before adding about £620m of debt on the club’s books, and says MSP would fund 70 per cent of the deal, with the rest coming from backers in the Gulf, mainly from Abu Dhabi.

However, Levy is thought to value the club in the region of £3.5bn to £4bn, and would therefore be unlikely to entertain any bid at the figures quoted.

Last year, Chelsea were sold to a consortium fronted by American billionaire Todd Boehly for £2.5bn, with a commitment to spend another £1.75bn over the next 10 years.

The Blues face an expensive stadium renovation in the coming years, while Spurs moved into their new £1.2bn home in 2019 and are already generating significantly more commercial revenue than their rivals, making them a potentially more attractive proposition for investors — despite their lack of silverware on the pitch in recent seasons.

MSP bought a 15 per cent stake in Formula One team McLaren for £185m in December 2020 and also own shares in Spanish side Alcorcnn, Belgian club Beveren and Augsburg in Germany.

Standard Sport understands Levy met Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain and chairman of Qatar Sports Investments, last month to discuss selling a minor stake in the club — although Spurs have denied the meeting took place.

ENIC, the investment vehicle run by Levy, owns 86.58 per cent of Spurs, having bought a 26 per cent share in the club in 2000 for £21.9m.

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Michail Antonio sends relegation fears message

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aguerd fit

15:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Big boost for West Ham as key defender Nayef Aguerd shrugs off a knock to make today’s derby.

Son benched!

15:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

A big call from Stellini, with the out-of-form forward dropped for only the second time this season.

Last time, the South Korean responded by scoring a hat-trick...

Confirmed West Ham lineup

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Tottenham lineup

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Moyes sends Conte message as West Ham boss offers support

15:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes says he admires Antonio Conte’s decision to take time away from Tottenham over his health and believes the “strains of modern of management” are being exacerbated by the club game’s crippling schedule.

On Sunday afternoon, Moyes will take his West Ham side to north London to meet a Spurs outfit led by assistant boss Cristian Stellini while Conte remains at home in Italy recovering from gallbladder surgery.

After missing his side’s victory over Manchester City, Conte had initially defied doctor’s orders by returning to the UK ahead of schedule to take charge of last weekend’s defeat to Leicester but, following the Champions League loss at AC Milan in midweek, has now decided to stay in his homeland to rest.

Read the full story here!

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Why Antonio Conte may face questions if Tottenham win again with deputy Cristian Stellini

15:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

The question of Antonio Conte‘s long-term future has been superseded by concerns about his short-term health.

Conte initially defied doctor’s orders by returning to work last week following emergency gallbladder surgery on November 1, but was ordered to rest at home in Italy during a routine check-up after Tuesday’s game in Milan.

Yesterday, he admitted he had “underestimated the procedure” and the Tottenham head coach will now recuperate in Turin until he has made an “entire recovery”, ruling him out of Sunday’s home derby against West Ham.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis here!


Coufal avoided ‘horrible’ Premier League table during woeful run

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Vladimir Coufal says he was unable to look at the Premier League table for months during West Ham’s wretched run of results.

Having taken just one point from seven League games up to last month’s defeat at Wolves, the Hammers appear to have turned a corner, with a vital victory over Everton followed by draws against Newcastle and Chelsea.

Coufal was a target for heavy criticism from some fans for his performances earlier in the campaign, but has enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent weeks after nailing down a starting wing-back spot following David Moyes’s shift to a back three.

“It happens,” Coufal said, when asked about his experience of being questioned by supporters.

Read the full story here!

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Stellini addresses Mason’s chances of becoming Tottenham manager

14:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Cristian Stellini believes Ryan Mason has the right character to enjoy a successful career as a manager.

One-time England international Mason played for Tottenham between 2008 and 2016 but suffered a career-ending head injury in January 2017 while at Hull City when he collided with ex-Chelsea captain Gary Cahill. He had 14 metal plates in his skull during his operation and in February 2018 confirmed he would have to retire from playing, aged just 26.

Read the full story here!

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14:49 , Giuseppe Muro

It’s a splendid afternoon in north London...

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14:42 , Giuseppe Muro

West Ham manager David Moyes says he admires Antonio Conte’s decision to take time away from Tottenham over his health and believes the “strains of modern of management” are being exacerbated by the club game’s crippling schedule.

Moyes will be aware of Conte’s frustration come Sunday, having himself been forced to watch West Ham matches from home after contracting Covid in September 2020, but says his opposite number is right to put his wellbeing first.

“Antonio has got to do it,” Moyes said. “I was only off with Covid, and I could have still come down, but it would have been no good for me and the health of others.

“Sometimes being the boss, if you are not well or not in the right mood, it is better not being there at all, being big enough to step aside and do what’s right.”

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14:39 , Giuseppe Muro

After Newcastle lost 2-0 to Liverpool yesterday, Tottenham can climb into the top four with a win today.

But injury-hit Spurs were thrashed 4-1 at Leicester last weekend, lost 1-0 at AC Milan in midweek and face a West Ham side clicking back into gear under David Moyes.

The Hammers drew 1-1 with Chelsea last weekend but will kick-off in the relegation zone after Bournemouth won at Wolves yesterday.

14:33 , Giuseppe Muro

Antonio Conte has been contacting Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini three times a day to help coach the team from Italy, while making clear his desire to return to the dugout as soon as possible.

Conte last week went against doctors’ orders after gallbladder surgery to return to Spurs early, overseeing the 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Leicester and 1-0 Champions League defeat to Milan in midweek before heeding fresh advice to recover fully with his family back in his homeland.

Conte will remain in Italy for the foreseeable future to fully recuperate, leaving Stellini in the dugout today.

“We have a call every day, probably three times per day,” said Stellini. “Every time he repeats every day: ‘I want to come back, Cristian, I’m sorry. How was the training? What do you feel? What do you think? But I want to come back.’

“Health is more important than football and this is the reason why the club, Antonio and doctors decided to take this responsibility and leave Antonio in Italy after the last game. We didn’t know the time. It’s really [going to have to be] a feeling from Antonio. Maybe they underestimated it. Antonio not at 100 per cent is not Antonio.”

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14:28 , Giuseppe Muro

Spurs are hardly in brilliant form and are missing so many key players it would seem foolish to back them over a West Ham team seemingly sorting themselves out.

A 1-1 draw.

Early West Ham team news

14:25 , Giuseppe Muro

West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd has faced a race against time to make the game, while Lucas Paqueta is definitely out.

Aaron Cresswell and Gianluca Scamacca are back in training with Kurt Zouma, Alphonse Areola and Maxwel Cornet unavailable.

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Early Tottenham team news

14:23 , Giuseppe Muro

Stand-in Spurs boss Cristian Stellini confirmed the club had suffered no fresh injuries in the build-up to the derby, although they remain without a number of key players.

Hugo Lloris, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma and Ryan Sessegnon will all miss extended periods, leaving Spurs light across the park. In better news, Cristian Romero is available from suspension.


How to watch

14:21 , Giuseppe Muro

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting after Manchester United’s game with Leicester at around 4pm.

Live stream: The Sky Go app will provide a live stream for subscribers across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles, tablets and more.

Good afternoon!

14:20 , Giuseppe Muro

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tottenham vs West Ham!

A huge London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead off kick-off, which comes at 4:30pm GMT.