Tottenham Hotspur visited the London Stadium to face West Ham United in an exciting London Derby. With the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and the appointment of Jose Mourinho by Tottenham, it made the match all the more exciting.

The match started with Spurs keeping majority of the ball. Both teams created few chances but were not able to convert them until the 36th minute, when Dele Alli played a beautiful through ball to Heung-Min Son, who worked around a couple of yards and fired a shot in the back of the net, a shot that should’ve been saved by Hammers stopper Roberto.

And not later, in the 43rd minute, Dele Alli put everything on the line to keep the ball in play and managed to play it to Son, who crossed a ball into the box, where Lucas Moura was present to tuck it into the back of the net to double the lead for the Spurs at the stroke of half time.

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Spurs carried their momentum in the second half, when Harry Kane headed home a beautiful cross from Serge Aurier to make the scoreline 3-0 in the favor of Spurs. While many thought that the game was put to bed, their assumption was proved wrong by the Hammers.

West Ham took a more attacking approach and were rewarded for it when Michail Antonio deceived Alderweireld and fired a shot into the bottom left corner of the net to pull one back. In the 89th minute, Declan Rice headed the ball home from a corner after Haller diverted it towards him, however Rice was offside and the goal was ruled out.

But in the 5th minute of stoppage time, Snodgrass delivered a corner which was tucked into the net after Ogbonna steered a left-footed strike into the bottom left corner. However, it was too late for West Ham to find an equaliser, as Mourinho managed to get his first win as Tottenham Manager with a thrilling 3-2 away win.

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Player Ratings:

Spurs:

Paulo Gazzaniga- 6
Ben Davies- 6
Davison Sanchez- 6
Toby Alderweired- 5
Serge Aurier- 7
Eric Dier- 6
Harry Winks- 7
Lucas Moura- 8
Dele Alli- 8
Heung-Min Son- 9
Harry Kane- 8

Subs:

Danny Rose- 6
Christian Eriksen- 6
Moussa Sissoko- N/A

West Ham:

Roberto- 4
Ryan Fredricks- 5
Issa Diop- 4
Angelo Ogbonna- 6
Aaron Cresswell- 6
Declan Rice- 6
Felipe Anderson- 5
Robert Snodgrass- 8
Mark Noble- 7
Andriy Yarmelenko- 6
Sebastian Haller- 6

Subs:

Michail Antonio- 7
Pablo Fornals- 6
Carlos Sanchez- 5

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