David Moyes’ men moved into the top four of the Premier League with the home victory, making it back-to-back wins this week after their comfortable Europa League outing against Genk on Thursday. Tottenham, meanwhile, suffered their second straight loss, following their defeat by Vitesse in the Europa Conference League – also on Thursday. The result saw Nuno Espirito Santo’s team drop to sixth in the table, too, as the Portuguese’s time as Spurs boss continues to disappoint fans of the north London club.
While the match at the London Stadium largely lacked the fireworks that this fixture so often produces, Antonio provided the spark for West Ham celebrations in the 72nd minute, when he stuck out a leg to convert an Aaron Cresswell corner at the near post. It was Antonio’s sixth goal of the season – his fifth in the Premier League – and marked Cresswell’s third assist of the week after his contributions in the home win against Genk. Follow all the fallout from West Ham’s Premier League victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur below.
Team changes - West Ham vs Tottenham
David Moyes makes six changes to the Hammers’ starting XI that took on Genk on Thursday night. Lukasz Fabianski replaces Alphonse Areola in goal with Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma returning at centre-back and Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio back in the forward line.
As expected Spurs are unchanged from the team that lined up against Newcastle last weekend which means all 11 players that stayed behind as Tottenham travelled to Vitesse in midweek come back into the team.
Line-ups: West Ham vs Tottenham
Kick off at the London Stadium is an hour away and the team news is out. Here’s how West Ham and Tottenham both line-up:
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Ogbonna, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Emerson Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Ndombele, Lucas, Son, Kane
Declan Rice on Spurs
West Ham’s Declan Rice expects a feisty game when his side come up against Tottenham later today and says the aim for the Hammers is to give everything to win the game. He said:
Later today - Man Utd vs Liverpool
The late kick off today sees Manchester United host Liverpool. It’s a classic fixture in the English top-flight and will have ramifications at the top of the Premier League table.
Liverpool will move back to second place, just one point behind leaders Chelsea, if they win at Old Trafford whilst defeat would see Man Utd eight points adrift. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side really need to pick up three points if they want to remain in contention with the league leaders.
Recent results - West Ham vs Tottenham
West Ham demolished Genk 3-0 on Thursday night to continue their winning start in the Europa League. That victory was their second in a row after they squeezed past Everton 1-0 last time out in the Premier League. The Hammers will be confident of getting a result against Spurs today with three points enough to take them into the top four.
Tottenham’s defeat to Vitesse last time out was their first loss in four games since a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo left his first choice starting XI at home for the Europa League so they should be fully rested for today’s game, If they win Tottenham will become the first team to start a Premier League season with three consecutive wins, followed by three losses, followed again by another three wins.
Early team news - West Ham vs Tottenham
Michail Antonio is expected to start for the Hammers after missing their Europa League match versus Genk during the week.
After short absences Ryan Fredericks and Mark Noble came on as substitutes during that match and are fit to play today.
Matt Doherty and Ryan Sessegnon remain sidelined for Tottenham with Nuno Espirito Santo expected to revert back to his strongest starting XI after leaving those players at home for Spurs’ 1-0 loss away at Vitesse on Thursday.
West Ham vs Tottenham
West Ham are hosting Tottenham in the Premier League this afternoon, in a derby at the London Stadium between two clubs with their sights set on the top four. Fourth-placed Brighton’s defeat by Manchester City on Saturday means the winner of this game will leapfrog the Seagulls into the Champions League spots, and Spurs could even find themselves third in the league by the end of the day if Manchester United were to beat Liverpool at Old Trafford later.
Spurs have endured a topsy-turvy start to the season with three opening 1-0 wins followed by three defeats, but two back-to-back victories against Aston Villa and Newcastle have steadied the ship, the latter match also seeing Harry Kane finally get on the scoresheet this season in a boost for Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Hammers have been similarly inconsistent with wins on the road at Leeds and Everton held back by defeats at home to Manchester United and Brentford, and David Moyes’ side are still searching for a second Premier League win of the season at the London Stadium since the opening day thrashing of Leicester.
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