Harry Kane scored his 137 th league goal for the club and his 8th in 12 games under the Portuguese.
Harry Kane addressed his critics as he commemorated his 200 th Premier League look for Tottenham with a goal in a 2-0 win against WestHam
Jose Mourinho was required to make an impassioned defense of claims that his style of play would not see Kane score goals prior to the match, noting the scoring records of all of his former strikers.
However such is Kane’s expertise there are very little strategies that would not see him find the net regularly and his late strike against the Hammers, which followed Tomas Soucek‘s own goal had actually put Spurs in front, was his 137 th league goal for the club and his 8th in 12 games under the Portuguese.
It sealed 3 points which help Tottenham’s Champions League aspirations as they move a point behind Wolves and Manchester United in the race for 5th– which as it stands suffices– ahead of their games on Wednesday.
Tottenham enhanced their Champions League hopes (Neil Hall/NMC Pool/PA)
For West Ham it was a defeat that leaves them out of the bottom 3 on goal distinction and with Chelsea to play next at the weekend, transfer worries are deepening for the Hammers.
David Moyes pertained to north London, where his side were the first team to win at Spurs’ new home last season, to include their hosts and it produced a disappointing opening 20 minutes with little action at either end of the pitch.
Lucas Moura peaked interest when he produced space for himself and fizzled an effective effort from 25 yards, however Lukasz Fabianski palmed it over the crossbar.
Kane’s display screen had actually been greatly scrutinised against Manchester United, having had no efforts on target, however he put that right, with a low effort that was quickly conserved by Fabianksi.
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Stimulates improved as the first half went on and they believed they had actually discovered the development in the 45 th minute.
Giovani Lo Celso squared the ball to Kid on the edge of the area and he cut inside and discovered the bottom corner, however the perpendicular lines of the video assistant referee system ruled it out for a minimal offside.
Stimulates still ought to have entered at half- time in front after Moura lost a golden opportunity in added time.
Ben Davies got in down the left and pulled it back to the Brazilian on the penalty spot, however his effort worked out broad with the goal open.
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The second half was quickly more open and both sides had possibilities to take the lead, with Eric Dier curling broad and after that Kane seeing a backheel obstructed by Fabianski, while Pablo Fornals shot off target for the Hammers when unmarked simply 10 yards out.
It looked like Kane’s minute was going to come right before the hour as Spurs produced a lightning fast break and Lo Celso teed up the England captain however his first- time effort went simply broad.
Mourinho’s side were not rejected a lot longer as they proceeded in the 64 th minute, though they were recipient of a big piece of luck.
Lo Celso’s corner deflected off Davinson Sanchez and on to the legs of Soucek, with the ball diverting into the bottom corner.
David Moyes’ side are simply outside the transfer (Kirsty Wigglesworth/NMC Pool/PA)
It endured another VAR look for a possible handball however Spurs deserved their lead.
West Ham entered search of an equaliser and nearly discovered it in the 78 th minute when the hosts had a hard time to safeguard a corner and Jarrod Bowen fired an effort into the post from the second stage.
Spurs eliminated the game with another move on the break as Kid played Kane through on goal and there was little doubt about the result as he coolly slotted in his 137 th Premier League goal for the club.