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Antonio scored six goals in 10 Premier League matches against Tottenham
David Moyes, West Ham's boss, says that the club is blossoming after beating Tottenham to reach the Champions League places.
Michail Antonio showed his continued prowess as he scored the winner in Aaron Cresswell’s corner for his sixth Premier League goal.
Harry Kane's back-post header was tipped over by Lukasz Fabianski earlier, but Spurs missed several good opportunities.
West Ham moves up to fourth on the table with 17 points. This is Moyes's best start to a season in a season since 2004/05 when he played for Everton.
Moyes said, "We are growing characters right now," and returned to the club in December 2019, just 19 months after his last spell.
"Over the past couple of years, they all have blossomed. They all feel important and like they can make an impact.
"The players are the reason that the club is flourishing." It is great to see all the players improving together.
Tottenham is two points behind London's rivals in sixth.
Moyes and Hammers fly high
Moyes, a former Everton boss, has had a difficult time leaving his mark on a club after leaving Goodison Park in 2013. However, the 58-year old's West Ham side is now sporting all the characteristics that made him one of the most respected coaches in the top-flight.
His last season in charge of a team that started as well was 2004-05 when he led Everton into fourth place. The Hammers are now on a similar trajectory after securing a Champions League spot thanks to this win over London rivals.
Moyes must also be aware that he has a gem, Antonio, a forward who is almost unplayable when in form and who gave Cristian Romero (47m) a fierce physical battle on Sunday.
However, it was England captain Kane who, at 31 years old, won the battle from a corner to score Creswell's sixth goal in 10 league matches against Spurs.
Tottenham was the most likely to score in a game with few clear chances. Son Heung-min stretched the Hammers' defense and missed his shot when he was well placed, after combining intelligently with Tanguy Nyombele.
Kane's goal was saved by Fabianski. Spurs were in dangerous positions after the break, but their last ball let them down. They failed to make any attempt at goal in the second period.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo stated that he felt his side controlled the match, but the Hammers had their chances and Pablo Fornals twice forced Hugo Lloris to save - first from an acrobatic goal early on, and then again with a deflected effort midway through the second half.
Moyes and Nuno may feel that he is making an impact on Spurs, but the Portuguese manager was not rewarded for his decision to send his starting XI home to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League defeat on Thursday.
Spurs are now looking to get their Premier League campaign on track next Saturday against Manchester United, while West Ham will be trying for a third consecutive league win on Sunday when they visit Aston Villa.
Antonio Michail Antonio was the player of the match with an average 7.78 West Ham West Ham United West Ham United
Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United Avg Squad number 9 Player name Antonio Average rating 7.78 Squad number 41 Player name Rice Average rating 7.47 Squad number 3 Player name Cresswell Average rating 7.30 Squad number 20 Player name Bowen Average rating 7.04 Squad number 4 Player name Zouma Average rating 7.04 Squad number 28 Player name Soucek Average rating 6.93 Squad number 10 Player name Lanzini Average rating 6.89 Squad number 21 Player name Ogbonna Average rating 6.89 Squad number 1 Player name Fabianski Average rating 6.88 Squad number 8 Player name Fornals Average rating 6.85 Squad number 22 Player name Benrahma Average rating 6.83 Squad number 15 Player name Dawson Average rating 6.81 Squad number 31 Player name Johnson Average rating 6.75 Tottenham Hotspur Avg Squad number 7 Player name Son Heung-Min Average rating 5.35 Squad number 1 Player name Lloris Average rating 5.04 Squad number 5 Player name Hjbjerg Average rating 4.78 Squad number 28 Player name Ndombele Average rating 4.78 Squad number 27 Player name Lucas Moura Average rating 4.77 Squad number 29 Player name Skipp Average rating 4.73 Squad number 4 Player name Romero Average rating 4.53 Squad number 3 Player name Reguiln Average rating 4.48 Squad number 12 Player name Emerson Royal Average rating 4.44 Squad number 15 Player name Dier Average rating 4.42 Squad number 10 Player name Kane Average rating 3.75 Squad number 11 Player name Gil Average rating 3.69 Squad number 18 Player name Lo Celso Average rating 3.55 Squad number 23 Player name Bergwijn Average rating 3.43
Live Text Line-ups West Ham Formation 4-2-3-1 1 Fabianski 31 Johnson 4 Zouma 21 Ogbonna 3 Cresswell 28 Soucek 41 Rice 20 Bowen 22 Benrahma 8 Fornals 9 Antonio 1 Fabianski
21 Ogbonna Booked in 37mins
28 Soucek booked at 21mins
Substitute Dawson for 20 Bowen at 90+1' minutes
22 Benrahma Substituted at 85' for Lanzini
9 Antonio Substitutes 7 Yarmolenko
50 Ashby Tottenham Formation 4-2-3-1 1 Lloris 12 Leite de Souza Junior 4 Romero 15 Dier 3 Reguiln 5 Hjbjerg 29 Skipp 27 Lucas Moura 28 Ndombele 7 Son Heung-Min 10 Kane 1 Lloris
12 Leite de Souza Junior
4 Romero booked at 60mins
3 Reguiln Substituted For Gil at 84' Minutes
Substituted by 27 Lucas Moura for Bergwijn at 90+1'minutes
28 Ndombele Substituted at 84' for Lo Celso
7 Son Heung-Min
10 Kane Substitutes 6 D Snchez
18 Lo Celso
33 Davies Referee: Paul Tierney Match Stats Live Text Post update Match ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Full Time Second half ends, West Ham United 1. Tottenham Hotspur 0. Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Craig Dawson replaces Jarrod Bowen. Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Steven Bergwijn replaces Lucas Moura. Foul by Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) - Post update Post update Pablo Fornals (West Ham United), wins a free kick from the left wing. Post update Giovani Ló Celso (Tottenham Hotspur), wins a free kick at the defensive half. Post update Foul by Michail Anton (West Ham United). Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Sad Benrahma. Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Tanguy Ndombele is being replaced by Giovani Lo Celso. Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Bryan Gil replaces Sergio Reguiln. Post update Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Johnson conceded. Post-update: Attempt saved. Sad Benrahma (West Ham United), left footed shot, from a difficult angle to the left. The goal is saved in the lower left corner. Michail Antonio assisted with a through ball. Post update Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur), wins a free kick at the defensive half. Post update Foul by Sad Benrahma, West Ham United Goal! Goal! West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Michail Antonio (West Ham United), right footed shot, from very close range in the corner. Aaron Cresswell assisted with a cross after a corner. Post-update Corner, West Ham United. Hugo Lloris conceded. Post-update: Attempt saved. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United), right footed shot from right side box to save the goal's top centre. Post update Pierre-Emile Hjbjerg, Tottenham Hotspur, wins a free kick from the right wing. Foul by Michail Anton (West Ham United) after the update Page 1 of 4 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward