Son Scores Twice As Spurs Beat West Ham To Blow The Top Four Race Open. Tottenham came to within three points of the Premier League’s top four with a superb performance against European qualifying opponents West Ham. All three Tottenham goals were scored by Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.
Spurs cruised into a comfortable early lead, as Kurt Zouma scored an own goal and Heung-min Son then doubled the advantage after a brilliant pass from Harry Kane.
Said Benrahma got West Ham back in it before the break, but the visitors were unable to pull off another famous comeback on Tottenham soil as Son sealed the win with his second late on.
The defeat lifts Antonio Conte’s team to fifth place, three points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand, while West Ham’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League now appear to be dependent on their Europa League success.
The teams entered the encounter level on points, despite the fact that West Ham had played one more game, knowing that three points were nearly a must if they were to keep pace with Arsenal in fourth place.
West Ham had every cause to be tired after their performance against Sevilla on Thursday night, and it showed as they got off to a poor start and fell behind after less than ten minutes.
Kane burst into the area and attempted to cut the ball back to Son, who couldn’t turn the cross home under duress, but Zouma stepped in to save the day.
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After more excellent work from Kane, things got even worse for the Hammers. On the halfway line, the striker picked up the ball, pivoted, and sent a spectacular pass into Son’s path. In the area, he worked it onto his left foot, and his shot deflected off Zouma and looped over Lukasz Fabianski into the net.
Spurs looked like they were going to run away with it at that moment, but set-pieces showed to be an issue for them once again. Benrahma was found at the back post by Craig Dawson’s header from a corner, and he quickly adjusted his feet to volley past Hugo Lloris.
Before being substituted, Michail Antonio blasted a good chance over the bar with his final touch, and David Moyes resorted to Andriy Yarmolenko with the hope of yet another victory off the bench.
Spurs had a number of chances to end the game on the break, with Dejan Kulusevski shooting from outside the area and Sergio Reguilon hitting a weak effort straight at Fabianski.