• Monday, Feb 06, 2023
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

Tottenham suffer title blow with West Ham defeat

  • Published at 10:43 pm May 5th, 2017
Tottenham suffer title blow with West Ham defeat
Tottenham Hotspur's exhilarating Premier League title surge came to a shuddering halt as they lost 1-0 at West Ham United on Friday to leave Chelsea needing six points from four games to be crowned champion. At the former London Olympic Stadium made famous by the likes of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, a 10th successive league win for Tottenham would have put them one point behind Chelsea but they stumbled over one of their final hurdles. Manuel Lanzini's scruffy 65th-minute goal sparked an East End party, and celebrations over in west London too, as West Ham guaranteed survival with only a second win in 12 games. Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham dominated possession for long periods but never reached the levels that had raised hopes of a first title since 1961. Chelsea can open up a seven-point lead with victory over relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on Monday and would then clinch the title before Tottenham play again if they win at West Bromwich Albion next Friday. Just over a year ago West Ham put a spoke in the wheel of Tottenham's title challenge with a 1-0 win at Upton Park when victory would have put Spurs level with Leicester City. The Hammers, who have endured a mediocre season at their new home, raised their game again with a hard-working display. Tottenham, for all their controlled passing, struggled to penetrate West Ham's rearguard. Even when they did home keeper Adrian frustrated them with some fine saves. Twice he denied Harry Kane in the space of a few seconds midway through the first half and he also reacted well to keep out an Eric Dier header. Son Heung-Min went closest to breaking the deadlock for Tottenham in the second half but West Ham were always dangerous and Lanzini, wasteful with a first-half chance, delivered what could be knockout blow to Tottenham's title hopes. On a rare foray forward West Ham's Aaron Cresswell crossed from the right and with Tottenham's defence dithering, the ball squirmed to Lanzini who smashed past Hugo Lloris. West Ham kept Tottenham at arm's length once they went ahead and the final whistle sparked scenes of jubilation around the ground as the host moved up to ninth with 42 points. RESULT West Ham 1 (Lanzini 65) 0 Tottenham   POINTS TABLE Teams P W D L GD Pts Chelsea 34 26 3 5 43 81 Tottenham 35 23 8 4 48 77 Liverpool 35 20 9 6 29 69 Man City 34 19 9 6 28 66 Man Utd 34 17 14 3 26 65 Arsenal 33 18 6 9 22 60
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail