Tottenham moved into the top four with a 2-0 win over London rivals West Ham as Emerson Royal and substitute Son Heung-min scored second-half goals.
Emerson notched on his 50th Premier League appearance while Son, who was benched ahead of Richarlison, is now two goals away from becoming the first Asian player to score 100 Premier League goals.
Tottenham Hotspur moved back into the Premier League’s top four with a workmanlike 2-0 win over West Ham United in North London on Sunday.
Scoreless at the break, Spurs found their way to the scoresheet through Emerson Royal and super sub Heung-min Son, boosting the club back into the top four with 42 points. That’s one more than Newcastle.
West Ham continues to languish in the bottom three, as David Moyes’ conservative tactics didn’t come close to panning out in a positive manner unless you count the halftime deadlock.
West Ham’s 20 points are one behind 16th-place Everton and 17th-place Bournemouth. Nottingham Forest is next on the menu for Moyes’ men, who have 14 matches left on their Premier League docket.
David Moyes didn’t even try for three points for 70+ minutes
There are a lot of West Ham talents to admire, but almost all of the attack-minded ones were kept on the bench for well over an hour in North London.
Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen led the way for a super scrappy group of field players already missing Maxwel Cornet and Lucas Paqueta as options.
It was a lot of respect to show a Spurs team with plenty of talent but not exactly an in-form reputation, a unit also missing Rodrigo Betancur and Hugo Lloris. David Moyes left Danny Ings, Gianluca Scamacca, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma, and Manuel Lanzini — not to mention forward-thinking crosser Aaron Cresswell on the bench.
West Ham had limited Spurs to 0.93 expected goals by the time Ings was being readied for arrival but had produced just 0.24 xG and a total of four shots. It made this thing snoozier than it should’ve been at THS.
Why you should back West Ham
The Hammers look like they might be turning a corner, as they pulled off 1-1 draws with Chelsea and Newcastle in their past two league matches. They also have a 2-0 victory against Everton and a 2-0 League Cup victory over Derby County in their past four games. They are 3-3-1 in their past seven overall. Despite holding the ball for less than 40% of the last meeting, West Ham outshot Spurs 14-11 (4-3 on target). Tottenham have allowed the fourth-most shots (337) and fifth-most on target (104) in the EPL. West Ham have allowed 85 shots on net, sixth-fewest.
Spurs also will be missing top goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and backup Fraser Forster has allowed six goals on just 10 shots on target. Jarrod Bowen leads the Hammers with four goals, and nine other players have scored at least once. Midfielder Declan Rice is second in the league in passes into the final third (155). The Hammers finished seventh in the table last season and were sixth the year before, so they will be fired up to get some distance from the relegation zone. This one will be a battle to the end, and the series is 2-2-2 in the past six meetings.
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