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West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result and final score after frantic end to London derby

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham: The points were shared as Kurt Zouma grabbed the equaliser after Brennan Johnson’s early opener

Ben Fleming
Tuesday 02 April 2024 22:55 BST
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Tottenham missed the chance to move into the top four when they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham after Brennan Johnson’s early strike was cancelled out by Kurt Zouma’s header in their Premier League clash.

Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs looked up for the battle from the start and went in front after five minutes through Johnson, who scored from close range when he connected with a low cross from Timo Werner following a slick counter-attack down the left.

West Ham were soon level with the ball going in off Kurt Zouma’s back a from a Jarrod Bowen corner in the 19th as the central defender rose amongst a crowd of players inside the six-yard box with the Spurs defence failing to snuff out the danger.

The hosts had a great chance to take the lead on the hour when Michail Antonio raced through having shrugged off Micky van de Ven but he shot tamely at goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

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Tottenham miss opportunity as battling West Ham dent top-four hopes

Tottenham lost more ground in the battle for a top-four finish after they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Ange Postecoglou’s side could have leapfrogged fourth-placed Aston Villa with a win and made the perfect start when Brennan Johnson tapped home early on for his fifth goal of the season.

West Ham, who let a 3-1 lead slip to lose 4-3 at Newcastle last weekend, were able to respond in the 19th minute when Kurt Zouma scored from Jarrod Bowen’s corner and they could have claimed all three points.

While Spurs dominated possession throughout in east London, David Moyes watched Michail Antonio race through on the hour mark but fire straight at Guglielmo Vicario as the capital rivals could not be separated.

Read the full-time report below:

Tottenham miss opportunity as battling West Ham dent top-four hopes

West Ham 1-1 Tottenham: Brennan Johnson gave Spurs the lead inside five minutes but Ange Postecoglou’s side missed the chance to go fourth when Kurt Zouma equalised

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:38

Until next time

With that result, Tottenham miss out on the chance to go fourth, while West Ham remain in seventh. Spurs host Nottingham Forest next on Sunday evening, with the Hammers travelling to face Wolves the day prior.

That’s all for today, though. We’ll be back tomorrow for more Premier League action as Arsenal take on Luton and Manchester City face Aston Villa. See you then!

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:54

David Moyes speaking to TNT Sports

“I would have taken a point before the game, they’re a very good side Tottenham. I though we did a pretty good job on them [tactically]. We were a threat on a lot of things.

“I didn’t think we deserved to go behind but the players did a good job, we were a threat, they were a threat that’s why they’re going for the Champions League. Overall it will give us big confidence. We’ve been doing OK but for the setback at the weekend.”

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:51

Ange Postecoglou speaking to TNT Sports

“Yeah it was [tough physically] and it’s what you expect when you come here. They are a strong team and they sit compact so you have to be patient. I thought for the most part we controlled the game pretty well; we obviously got a great start with the early goal but they were always going to a threat from set-pieces so disappointed to concede one.

“Probably just our decision making in the final third [let us down]. We got into some good areas and that final decision we made didn’t help us but it was a tough game. We’re obviously disappointed not to win but it’s a tough place to come.”

On Johnson’s substitution: “Yeah I think he’s alright. It was just a knock from a set-piece. I think everyone got through it pretty well considering it was two games in a short space of time.”

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:48

Brennan Johnson speaking to TNT Sports

“We’re disappointed [with a point]. For large parts of the game we dominated and got into some good areas and lacked that cutting edge especially in the second half. The performance we are reasonably happy with it’s just that last bit we need to keep working on.

On his development: “Every week it’s more and more learning. Coming to this club, there was so much to learn and development needed. Every week I’m feeling more confident and getting into better areas so if I can keep scoring and assisting I’m happy with that.

“In my first couple of months, I wan’t getting into the back post and in my meetings he [Postecoglou] was always drawing arrows in positions I should be coming into. As time went on, I made it a conscious effort to get into those areas because it will drop for me and today and it did.”

On next season’s hopes: “We’re striving to contend. The style of play is unbelievable. There’s definitely some areas which we need to cut out. Conceding from a set-piece like that today is unacceptable. They start getting up for it and the crowd does. But it’s an exciting team and we just need more time to gel but we still want to finish as high as we can this season.”

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:31

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

Johnson got the opener for Spurs today and the Welshman has now been directly involved in six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (3 goals, 3 assists). Overall, he has 12 goal involvements in 24 outings in the competition for Spurs (5 goals, 7 assists), one more than he managed in 41 appearances for Nottingham Forest (11).

Let’s hear from the Spurs winger now...

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:28

Kurt Zouma, tonight’s man of the match, speaking to TNT Sports

“It was a very tense game, both teams wanted to win. We had a few chances at the end that we could have done better with but we gave so much especially after the game on Saturday we had to react and I think we did.

On going a goal down: “The reaction was the thing we have to take from the game. We are family and through ups and downs we stick together and after the first goal we knew we could come back. We need to play like this in all the games we have left.

On the rest of the season: “We need to build up our confidence and have a good result at the weekend. The run-in is always exciting - we still have a lot to play for and hopefully we finish in a good position.”

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:24

Around the grounds

We’ll have match reaction to follow but first, here’s a look at the other four results from this evening’s Premier League action:

Newcastle 1-1 Everton

Nottingham Forest 3-1 Fulham

Bournemouth 1-0 Crystal Palace

Burnley 1-1 Wolves

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:16

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

All square in the London Derby.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)
Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:14

FULL-TIME: West Ham 1-1 Tottenham

A manic end for the match West Ham hunt a winner. Antonio has a half chance before Kudus sees his shot blocked but that will be that.

The whistle goes and it’s a point for both sides.

Ben Fleming2 April 2024 22:09

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