Well, well, well………
I didn’t know what to expect from a West Ham side going into a match against a team that has won the last nine in a row – that is title winning form.
What a performance! Where we lacked firepower up front, it seems that the back has finally settled – Collins, Fonte and Reid all excelling in keeping the threat from Alli, Erikson and most importantly Kane very quiet.
We closed down everything – chasing after the ball, making sure Spuds did not get an edge. Even the much maligned Adrian has come in and and has kept his billionth clean sheet in a row.
I thought Lanzini deserved his goal – the trickery from Payet is gone, but his industry is immense and with the ball pinging around the box in the second half, his smash on 65 was a much needed tonic.
In fact, this now guarantees our Premier League status for next season.
Most importantly, it looks like the Spuds have blown the chance for another shot at the title. Courtesy of West Ham.
Why we couldn’t have played like this all season is beyond me – they are the same players after all. Slaven might have just saved his job as well.
We just need some sensible players signed in the summer and I reckon we will be top half for certain. But as for this result – let’s just think about all those poor Spuds who are crying into their pint at this point.
West Ham United: Adrian, Fonte, Reid, Collins, Byram, Noble, Kouyate, Cresswell, Lanzini (Fernandes 90+2), Ayew (Snodgrass 83), Calleri (Fletcher 89).
Subs not used: Randolph, Nordtveit, Feghouli, Rice.
Bookings: Noble 16, Reid 38, Lanzini 66, Byram 71
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker (Trippier 80), Alderweireld, Vertonghen (Dembele 67), Davies, Wanyama (Janssen 73), Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.
Subs not used: Vorm, N’Koudou, Sissoko, Wimmer.
Bookings: Walker 12, Tripper 90+4
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