West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result and final score after frantic end to London derby

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result and final score after frantic end to London derby

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the top four when they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham after Brennan Johnson’s early strike was cancelled out by Kurt Zouma’s header in their Premier League clash.

Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs looked up for the battle from the start and went in front after five minutes through Johnson, who scored from close range when he connected with a low cross from Timo Werner following a slick counter-attack down the left.

West Ham were soon level with the ball going in off Kurt Zouma’s back a from a Jarrod Bowen corner in the 19th as the central defender rose amongst a crowd of players inside the six-yard box with the Spurs defence failing to snuff out the danger.

The hosts had a great chance to take the lead on the hour when Michail Antonio raced through having shrugged off Micky van de Ven but he shot tamely at goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

Relive all the action from the London Stadium plus get the latest odds and tips right here:

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE

  • REPORT: Tottenham miss opportunity as battling West Ham dent top-four hopes

  • FULL TIME! West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

  • Spurs drop points in top-four push as West Ham earn draw at London Stadium

  • 60’ CHANCE! Antonio fires straight at Vicario with golden opportunity (WHU 1-1 TOT)

  • 19’ GOAL! Zouma heads in equaliser from corner as West Ham hit back (WHU 1-1 TOT)

  • 5’ GOAL! Johnson taps in after Werner run as Spurs make dream start (WHU 0-1 TOT)

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Tottenham miss opportunity as battling West Ham dent top-four hopes

22:38 , Ben Fleming

Tottenham lost more ground in the battle for a top-four finish after they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Ange Postecoglou’s side could have leapfrogged fourth-placed Aston Villa with a win and made the perfect start when Brennan Johnson tapped home early on for his fifth goal of the season.

West Ham, who let a 3-1 lead slip to lose 4-3 at Newcastle last weekend, were able to respond in the 19th minute when Kurt Zouma scored from Jarrod Bowen’s corner and they could have claimed all three points.

While Spurs dominated possession throughout in east London, David Moyes watched Michail Antonio race through on the hour mark but fire straight at Guglielmo Vicario as the capital rivals could not be separated.

Read the full-time report below:

Tottenham miss opportunity as battling West Ham dent top-four hopes

Until next time

22:54 , Ben Fleming

With that result, Tottenham miss out on the chance to go fourth, while West Ham remain in seventh. Spurs host Nottingham Forest next on Sunday evening, with the Hammers travelling to face Wolves the day prior.

That’s all for today, though. We’ll be back tomorrow for more Premier League action as Arsenal take on Luton and Manchester City face Aston Villa. See you then!

David Moyes speaking to TNT Sports

22:51 , Ben Fleming

“I would have taken a point before the game, they’re a very good side Tottenham. I though we did a pretty good job on them [tactically]. We were a threat on a lot of things.

“I didn’t think we deserved to go behind but the players did a good job, we were a threat, they were a threat that’s why they’re going for the Champions League. Overall it will give us big confidence. We’ve been doing OK but for the setback at the weekend.”

Ange Postecoglou speaking to TNT Sports

22:48 , Ben Fleming

“Yeah it was [tough physically] and it’s what you expect when you come here. They are a strong team and they sit compact so you have to be patient. I thought for the most part we controlled the game pretty well; we obviously got a great start with the early goal but they were always going to a threat from set-pieces so disappointed to concede one.

“Probably just our decision making in the final third [let us down]. We got into some good areas and that final decision we made didn’t help us but it was a tough game. We’re obviously disappointed not to win but it’s a tough place to come.”

On Johnson’s substitution: “Yeah I think he’s alright. It was just a knock from a set-piece. I think everyone got through it pretty well considering it was two games in a short space of time.”

Brennan Johnson speaking to TNT Sports

22:31 , Ben Fleming

“We’re disappointed [with a point]. For large parts of the game we dominated and got into some good areas and lacked that cutting edge especially in the second half. The performance we are reasonably happy with it’s just that last bit we need to keep working on.

On his development: “Every week it’s more and more learning. Coming to this club, there was so much to learn and development needed. Every week I’m feeling more confident and getting into better areas so if I can keep scoring and assisting I’m happy with that.

“In my first couple of months, I wan’t getting into the back post and in my meetings he [Postecoglou] was always drawing arrows in positions I should be coming into. As time went on, I made it a conscious effort to get into those areas because it will drop for me and today and it did.”

On next season’s hopes: “We’re striving to contend. The style of play is unbelievable. There’s definitely some areas which we need to cut out. Conceding from a set-piece like that today is unacceptable. They start getting up for it and the crowd does. But it’s an exciting team and we just need more time to gel but we still want to finish as high as we can this season.”

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

22:28 , Ben Fleming

Johnson got the opener for Spurs today and the Welshman has now been directly involved in six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (3 goals, 3 assists). Overall, he has 12 goal involvements in 24 outings in the competition for Spurs (5 goals, 7 assists), one more than he managed in 41 appearances for Nottingham Forest (11).

Let’s hear from the Spurs winger now...

Kurt Zouma, tonight’s man of the match, speaking to TNT Sports

22:24 , Ben Fleming

“It was a very tense game, both teams wanted to win. We had a few chances at the end that we could have done better with but we gave so much especially after the game on Saturday we had to react and I think we did.

On going a goal down: “The reaction was the thing we have to take from the game. We are family and through ups and downs we stick together and after the first goal we knew we could come back. We need to play like this in all the games we have left.

On the rest of the season: “We need to build up our confidence and have a good result at the weekend. The run-in is always exciting - we still have a lot to play for and hopefully we finish in a good position.”

Around the grounds

22:16 , Ben Fleming

We’ll have match reaction to follow but first, here’s a look at the other four results from this evening’s Premier League action:

Newcastle 1-1 Everton

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Fulham

Bournemouth 1-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley 1-1 Wolves

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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All square in the London Derby.

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FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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A manic end for the match West Ham hunt a winner. Antonio has a half chance before Kudus sees his shot blocked but that will be that.

The whistle goes and it’s a point for both sides.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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90+4 mins: CHANCE! That was the chance for Spurs to win it late. A ball in from the right bounces into the path of Udogie but the Italian fires straight at Fabianski from the edge of the box.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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90+2 mins: Vicario does superbly to come through a crowded box to punch Ward-Prowse’s corner delivery clear.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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90 mins: Four minutes of added time to go...

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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89 mins: A late yellow for Romero after his challenge on Ward-Prowse. Meanwhile, Johnson heads off for Lo Celso having picked up a slight knock from the West Ham corner a few minutes ago.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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86 mins: Another dangerous set-piece delivery from Bowen finds Soucek at the back post but he’s unable to divert his header goalwards and it flies out for a goal-kick.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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82 mins: Another double change for Spurs as Hojbjerg and Richarlison come on for Bissouma and Werner.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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80 mins: Porro digs a ball out to the back post looking for Werner but the German had strayed offside and the flag goes up.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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79 mins: Almost into the final ten minutes and still no changes from the home side. Will there be a late twist in the tale?

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:48 , Ben Fleming

74 mins: A tactical foul from Johnson on Kudus earns him the second Spurs yellow card of the evening.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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70 mins: The first changes of the game as the clock ticks into the 70th minute. Maddison and Bentancur make way as Kulusevski and Sarr come on.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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65 mins: A rare sighting of goal for Son this game but it’s a tight angle for the Spurs captain who blazes over the bar from the right side of the box.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:36 , Ben Fleming

60 mins: HUGE CHANCE! Two massive moments at both ends. Spurs think they should have a foul on the edge of the box when Paqueta bundles over Maddison but the ref waves play on.

The ball is lumped forward by West Ham and it’s Antonio that surges through one-on-one with Vicario but gets the finish all wrong as he fires straight at the Spurs keeper.

Amidst all that, Bentancur is also shown a yellow.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:30 , Ben Fleming

55 mins: Bissouma tries his luck now but his curling effort from outside the box is comfortably wide of the right post.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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54 mins: A better spell from Tottenham as Maddison sees his effort blocked on the edge of the box after no-one was on hand to turn Johnson’s cross home.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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53 mins: Antonio is the first Hammers player to be shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Bentancur.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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50 mins: Another chance goes begging for West Ham as Paqueta strikes an effort wide from range. A superb start to the second half from the hosts who have got the London Stadium right behind them.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:24 , Ben Fleming

49 mins: CLOSE! So close to a another set-piece goal for West Ham. Mavrapanos rises highest to head on target but Vicario makes a huge stop on the line to deny the centre-back.

The goal would not have stood anyway as the flag goes up on Antonio who was impeding the Spurs keeper from an offside position.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:22 , Ben Fleming

48 mins: A real good chance early in the second half for West Ham as Spurs make a meal of clearing the ball on the edge of their own box. The loose ball drops to Antonio but his effort is palmed clear by Vicario.

KICK-OFF! West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:19 , Ben Fleming

46 mins: And we’re back underway for the second half.

HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:15 , Ben Fleming

West Ham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches when drawing at half-time (W 4, D2). A somewhat perculiar record but one Moyes’ side would be more than happy to extend come the end of this match.

Around the grounds

21:08 , Ben Fleming

The four other games in the Premier League this evening are all in the second half. Here are the scores:

Newcastle 1-0 Everton

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Fulham

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley 1-1 Wolves

HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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Two goals in the first half - he’s a look at them:

HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:06 , Ben Fleming

Level at the break.

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HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:03 , Ben Fleming

A flurry of late corners for Spurs but nothing doing as Bentancur curls an effort wide of the right post.

We remain level at the break, then, after Zouma’s header cancelled out Johnson’s early opener.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

21:01 , Ben Fleming

45+1 mins: Into the first of two first-half added minutes we go...

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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44 mins: Johnson dances into the box off his wing but can’t quite make up his mind with the ball and the danger is cleared away.

Van de Ven makes a good challenge down the left side to stop Antonio advancing but the Spurs centre-back pushes the ball away to prevent West Ham taking the resulting throw-in quickly and is shown a yellow card.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

20:56 , Ben Fleming

40 mins: Another great set-piece delivery from this right side by Bowen but Vicario shows good comand of his box again to push the cross away from danger at the far post.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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36 mins: Ward-Prowse tries his luck with a long-range free-kick but Vicario does well to cover the ground and palm the effort clear.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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34 mins: Johnson is in acres of space - pleading for the ball - and is found eventually by Maddison. His ball into the ball finds Son but the Spurs captain can’t bring the ball under control and it’s cleared away.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

20:47 , Ben Fleming

31 mins: Johnson, looking to add an assist to his goal, whips a fierce ball across the West Ham box but it evades everyone, including his teammate Werner at the back post.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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26 mins: That goal has really given the home side a spring in their step and Bowen is looking increasingly threatening as he drifts ever so slightly more centrally alongside Antonio.

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

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24 mins: Bowen tries to squirm into the box around Van de Ven but the Dutch centre-back does superbly to calmly ease the winger off the ball.

GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Tottenham (Zouma, 19 mins)

20:35 , Ben Fleming

The hosts equalise! Bowen whips in an enticing delivery and the centre-back rises highest to divert it into the far corner. It doesn’t quite come off his head but he won’t care one bit.

A roar of delight from Moyes on the touchline.

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham

20:32 , Ben Fleming

17 mins: Udogie makes another positive run down the left and wins a free-kick for Spurs after he’s bundled over by Paqueta.

Maddison whips in the ball from the left but it’s cleared away well by the West Ham defence.

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham

20:29 , Ben Fleming

13 mins: It’s all Tottenham since that goal as Son is the latest to try his luck from the edge of the box. It’s well struck but Fabianski gets across well to his left to hold onto the ball.

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham

20:26 , Ben Fleming

10 mins: So close to a second for Spurs! Udogie wins the ball high up on the left and gives it to Son. He switches it to Porro and the Spaniard’s low drive is just wide of the right post with Fabianski beaten.

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham

20:23 , Ben Fleming

7 mins: West Ham look for an immediate response from a corner but Romero does well to block Kudus’ hacked effort over the bar for another set-piece.

This time the visitors clear it at the first time of asking.

GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Tottenham (Johnson, 5 mins)

20:21 , Ben Fleming

The visitors take the lead!

The first real Spurs attack of the game and Johnson has the ball in the back of the net. Werner is released down the left and flashes a fierce low ball across the six-yard box which the Welshman diverts past Fabianski and into the back of the net.

He was rewarded with a start after his great cameo appearance against Luton on the weekend and is certainly making the most of it.

West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

20:20 , Ben Fleming

3 min: A slow start to this one as the rain continues to pour down on the players but the game almost springs into life as Kudus flashes a low cross into the box.

Bowen isn’t quite expecting the ball to fall to him and he ends up shinning it wide of the post. A great early chance for the Hammers, that.

KICK-OFF! West Ham 0-0 Tottenham

20:16 , Ben Fleming

1 min: And we are underway in the first half here in London.

Kick-off coming up shortly

20:12 , Ben Fleming

Back to our game tonight, though, and the atmosphere is building nicely inside the London Stadium as the players emerge from the tunnel.

Kick-off coming up shortly...

Around the grounds

20:08 , Ben Fleming

The four other games in the Premier League have already kicked off, here is a look at those scores:

Newcastle 1-0 Everton

Nottingham Forest 2-0 Fulham

Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley 0-0 Wolves

Comeback kings

20:02 , Ben Fleming

Ange Postecoglou’s side have made a habbit of coming from behind to win in recent weeks and did so again at the weekend to beat Luton. So far this campaign, Tottenham have already won 22 points from losing positions, their third most in a single campaign after 2010-11 (24) and 2012-13 (23).

Will they be required to produce another tonight?

West Ham vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips

19:57 , Ben Fleming

Just under 20 minutes to go until kick-off. If you fancy a bet on tonight’s action, why not check out The Independent’s betting guide, with the latest odds and best tips.

West Ham vs Tottenham predictions: Premier League betting tips, odds and free bets

Jarrod Bowen eyes history books

19:50 , Ben Fleming

Jarrod Bowen is the man in-form for West Ham. The winger scored at the weekend against Newcastle and now has 15 Premier League goals this season. Only Paolo Di Canio (16 in 1999-00) has ever netted more in a single campaign for West Ham United.

Can the Englishamn bag another tonight?

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West Ham v Tottenham: Head-to-head

19:44 , Ben Fleming

Spurs have not won at London Stadium since 2019, their longest run without a win against West Ham since a run of six between 1995 and 2001.

The Hammers are looking to achieve the Premier League double over Tottenham for the third time, previously doing so in 1998-99 and 2013-14.

Last time out

19:37 , Ben Fleming

Last time out between these two sides in December, it was a performance to forget for Spurs as Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse struck after half-time to help West Ham earn a memorable 2-1 win.

Cristian Romero had put Spurs ahead in the 11th-minute and had Ange Postecoglou’s side on course for a first victory in five games. David Moyes’s men had other ideas and after Bowen scored for the seventh away Premier League game in a row, Ward-Prowse capitalised on an error at the back with 16 minutes left.

Here’s how it went down:

Tottenham lose more ground on top four after West Ham comeback victory

The stage is set

19:30 , Ben Fleming

Kick-off coming up here in east London in 45 minutes.

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Tottenham team news

19:20 , Ben Fleming

Spurs, meanwhile, make three changes following their 2-1 win against Luton. Van de Ven returns in central defence as January signing Dragusin drops to the bench. In midfield, Bentancur replaces Sarr while the impressive Johnson is preferred to Kulusevski on the right wing.

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Bentancur, Maddison; Johnson, Son, Werner.

West Ham news

19:19 , Ben Fleming

Just the one change for West Ham tonight as Fabianksi replaces the injured Areola in goal. The impressive attacking trio of Bowen, Kudus and Paqueta starting behind Antonio who looks for his third goal in as many league games.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen, Kudus; Antonio.

The teams are in!

19:16 , Ben Fleming

Team news coming imminently

19:13 , Ben Fleming

Both starting XIs should be landing any minute now - are we in for any selection surprises?

Moyes hoping to give fans ‘something to shout about'

19:10 , Ben Fleming

West Ham boss David Moyes is hoping to get the fans onside early at the London Stadium as they look to improve upon their poor league start in 2024.

The Hammers have won just twice in the Premier Leeague since the turn of the year and are now three games without a league win following their 4-3 away defeat against Newcastle last weekend.

Heading into this encounter, the Scotsman is hoping to steady the ship and re-energise their bid for European football: “Tottenham have done well this season, so it’s going to be a difficult game.

“We’ve tried over the last few years to challenge the big teams at home. There are a lot of big teams, and we always want to give our fans something to shout about.

“This is a big game and it’s very important to us.”

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Ange Postecoglou not worried by Tottenham’s slow starts

19:00 , Ben Fleming

Ange Postecoglou has brushed off concerns over Tottenham’s lack of first-half goals.

Spurs have now fired a blank in six consecutive first halves but produced a rally after the break at the weekend to claim a vital win against Luton like in recent results against Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Postecoglou’s side have not scored in the first half at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2024 – a run of seven matches since Pape Matar Sarr’s ninth-minute goal against Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve – but the 58-year-old is unfazed by the statistic.

“The disappointing thing about the first half is the goal we conceded,” Postecoglou insisted. “Our football was good. We created good chances, one-vs-ones, we hit the post, they blocked quite a few shots and they defended desperately.

“I think overall there was nothing wrong with our football. The goal we conceded, that was poor and that’s something we need to address. With a lot of our football, it becomes a war of attrition. We need to put pressure on the opposition because we know we’re going to run our games really strongly.”

Ange Postecoglou not worried by Tottenham’s slow starts

Team news coming up shortly

18:50 , Ben Fleming

We should have confirmed team news in about 25 minutes. Here is a look at how we think both sides may line up:

West Ham predicted XI:Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen, Kudus; Antonio.

Tottenham predicted XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Johnson, Maddison, Son; Richarlison.

Barcelona race to secure Ruben Amorim and leave Liverpool with two alternative manager targets

18:40 , Ben Fleming

Away from build-up to this game and to some quick managerial news as the end-of-season reshuffle hots up.

Barcelona are racing to try and secure the appointment of Ruben Amorim, in the knowledge that he has now become the top choice for a series of major European clubs.

The Catalan club had been seen as favourites for the Sporting Lisbon coach, up until last week, as it was revealed that Xabi Alonso would be staying at Bayer Leverkusen for one more season.

The widespread feeling from industry figures directly working in this summer’s frenetic managerial market had been that Amorim would go to Barcelona and Alonso to one of Liverpool or Bayern Munich, with the Anfield club more likely to get the Basque tactician.

The Independent’s Miguel Delaney has the latest:

Barcelona eye Amorim to leave Liverpool with two major targets

David Moyes refuses to condemn Kalvin Phillips action towards fan

18:30 , Ben Fleming

David Moyes has told angry West Ham fans that on-loan midfielder Kalvin Phillips needs their support, not their abuse.

Phillips’ unhappy loan stint at West Ham hit a new low on Saturday after he was involved in an angry exchange with supporters following the 4-3 Premier League defeat by Newcastle.

The 28-year-old was captured apparently giving a middle-finger gesture towards fans who had criticised him as he boarded the team bus.

But Moyes refused to condemn Phillips’ actions and urged the London Stadium crowd to get behind the England international.

“Kalvin’s a human being and can do things which we all do at difficult times,” said the Hammers boss.

“What he needs is support behind him, people to help him and we’re going to stand with him and help him as much as we possibly can. Obviously we need all our supporters to give all our players, whoever it is, their support.”

David Moyes refuses to condemn Kalvin Phillips action towards fan

Elsewhere tonight

18:20 , Ben Fleming

Our focus will be on the happenings at the London Stadium but there are four other Premier League games occuring tonight which all kick-off a bit earlier. Here’s a look at them:

Newcastle v Everton (7.30pm KO)

Nottingham Forest v Fulham (7.30pm KO)

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (7.45pm KO)

Burnley v Wolves (7.45pm KO)

Ange Postecoglou hails ‘super’ Brennan Johnson as Spurs forward finds his feet

18:10 , Ben Fleming

Ange Postecoglou has talked up Brennan Johnson’s growing influence and is impressed with how he has handled his debut season at Tottenham.

Johnson joined Spurs on transfer deadline day in September for a £47.5million fee from Nottingham Forest and initially struggled to make his mark, with only one goal during the first half of the campaign.

The Wales attacker has flourished since December though, scoring in comeback wins over Brentford and Brighton and also making key contributions off the bench against Crystal Palace and Luton in recent weeks.

Ahead of Tuesday’s trip to West Ham, Postecoglou said: “Brennan was super on the weekend.

“He’s still young, he’s developing. He’s moved to a big club where there’s big expectations when you have a big transfer fee, but for the most part I think he’s handled it really well.”

Ange Postecoglou hails ‘super’ Brennan Johnson as Spurs forward finds his feet

Richarlison opens up on depression battle after World Cup: ‘I wanted to give up’

17:50 , Ben Fleming

The Brazillian could be back in the starting lineup tonight and last week opened up on his battle with depression following the 2022 World Cup, and says speaking about his struggles with his mental health “saved my life”.

The 26-year-old was his country’s top scorer in Qatar and starred for Brazil with three goals in four games, but revealed that he struggled mentally after returning from the tournament and wanted to “give up”.

“I’d just played in a World Cup, man, at my peak,” Richarlison said. “I was reaching my limit, you know? I don’t know, I’m not going to talk about killing myself, but I was in a depression there, and I wanted to give up.

“Even I, who seemed to be mentally strong. After the World Cup it seemed like it all fell apart.

“I think the therapist, like it or not, saved me, saved my life. I only thought rubbish. Even on Google, I only searched for rubbish, I only wanted to see rubbish about death.”

Read more below:

Richarlison opens up on depression battle after World Cup: ‘I wanted to give up’

FPL Gameweek 31: Declan Rice, Mohamed Salah and five transfer tips for players to sign this week

17:30 , Ben Fleming

For those Fantasy Premier League players amongst us, the deadline to confirm your teams for the midweek action is in just 30 minutes. In need of some transfer advice? Check out The Independent’s guide to GW31 below:

FPL GW31: Rice, Salah and five transfer tips for players to sign

Last time out for Tottenham

17:10 , Ben Fleming

Son Heung-min’s 86th-minute winner helped Tottenham get their Champions League qualification hopes back on track with a 2-1 home victory over Luton.

Luton made the perfect start in north London when Tahith Chong rifled them ahead after three minutes and Rob Edwards’ side threatened to come away with a rare win when Spurs went another first half without a goal.

While Tottenham have now failed to score during the first 45 of seven home games in a row, Ange Postecoglou’s team produced another second-half rally thanks to substitute Brennan Johnson.

Johnson set up Issa Kabore’s 51st-minute own goal and teed up Son four minutes from time to help the hosts bounce back from their Fulham humbling two weeks ago with a much-needed victory.

Son Heung-min nets crucial late winner for Tottenham against Luton

Last time out for West Ham

16:50 , Ben Fleming

Harvey Barnes came off the bench to fire Newcastle to a remarkable Premier League victory over West Ham as they fought back from two goals down to snatch the points.

The Magpies, who led through Alexander Isak’s sixth-minute penalty, trailed 3-1 with just 13 minutes remaining after Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen had struck in an incident-packed contest during which referee Rob Jones was at the centre of the action throughout.

However, a second Isak penalty reduced the deficit before Barnes levelled with seven minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish, during which he secured a 4-3 win with a stunning 90th-minute strike before Anthony Gordon was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Harvey Barnes at the double as Newcastle hit back to beat West Ham in a thriller

West Ham vs Tottenham predictions: Premier League betting tips, odds and free bets

16:30 , Ben Fleming

West Ham and Tottenham meet at the London Stadium in a vital Premier League showdown for both teams on Tuesday evening (8.15pm, TNT Sports 1).

The Hammers enter the game after a shocking collapse at Newcastle on Saturday. They held a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes to play at St. James’ Park, only to concede three goals to slip to a costly defeat for their European ambitions for next season.

Tottenham, on the other hand, gave their Champions League hopes a shot in the arm courtesy of Son Heung-min’s late winner against Luton.

West Ham vs Tottenham predictions: Premier League betting tips, odds and free bets

How Totteham could line up

16:25 , Ben Fleming

Tottenham predicted XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Johnson, Maddison, Son; Richarlison.

Tottenham early team news

16:22 , Ben Fleming

Micky van de Ven and Richarlison were both back on the bench for Spurs against Luton, and Ange Postecoglou could now return the pair to the starting side. Brennan Johnson could also be promoted after making an impact after his introduction.

“Pretty much no different to the last game, everyone got through unscathed, no real change, everyone’s good,” the Australian confirmed at his pre-match press conference.”

How West Ham could line up

16:15 , Ben Fleming

West Ham predicted XI:Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen, Kudus; Antonio.

West Ham early team news

16:12 , Ben Fleming

First-choice golkeeper Alphonse Areola will not feature for West Ham after being taken off against Newcastle, leaving veteran Lukasz Fabianski to deputise.

“Alphonse has hurt his groin. We’re hopeful that it’s not too serious, but he won’t be available on Tuesday night,” David Moyes said in his pre-match press conference. “He might be back quite quickly, so we’ll just have to see how things develop over the coming days.”

Nayef Aguerd could return in the back four but midfielder Edson Alvarez remains suspended.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

16:05 , Ben Fleming

When is West Ham vs Tottenham?

West Ham vs Tottenham is due to kick off at 8.15pm BST on Tuesday 2 April at the London Stadium.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage on the channel from 7.30pm BST. Subscribers can stream the action via discovery+.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch major sporting events, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are, and also with the terms of their service provider.

Good afternoon!

16:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Premier League action as West Ham host Tottenham in a midweek clash. The end of the season is quickly approaching with teams all vying to finish as high as possible in the table.

For David Moyes’ men, they are hoping to secure another European campaign and hope to move closer to the top six while Spurs are chasing down Aston Villa in fourth.

Tonight’s match could have big ramifications for both clubs’ ambitions so it’ll be an interesting, and hopefully exciting encounter to watch.

We’ll have all the team news, match action and latest updates so stick around as we build up to kick off at 8.15pm.