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Full-time: West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

  • 10-man Spurs hang on to claim all three points in entertaining lunchtime derby at London Stadium and move up to third in the Premier League
  • Harry Kane heads home Dele Alli's cross after a poor pass from substitute Andy Carroll is intercepted by Christian Eriksen
  • England striker makes it two goals in less than four first-half minutes after Joe Hart denies Dele Alli
  • Kane crashes a free-kick against the post before Eriksen notches a third goal on the hour mark
  • Javier Hernandez capitalises on Jose Fonte's near-post flick-on to reduce the deficit with 25 minutes remaining
  • Serge Aurier is sent off for two bookable offences on his full top-flight debut
  • Cheikhou Kouyate powerfully converts substitute Arthur Masuaku's cross to set up a grandstand finish
  • Hammers lose Michail Antonio to injury early on
  • Tottenham have now equalled a club record of five consecutive Premier League away victories
  • They had not won their opening three road games since the 1991-92 campaign
Harry Kane

That is all for this particular live blog, but stick with IBTimes UK for live coverage of this afternoon's six 15.00 BST kick-offs including Southampton vs Manchester United and Stoke vs Chelsea.

Leicester vs Liverpool also on the way at 17.30. Goodbye for now.

What should have been the most routine of derby victories eventually turned into a really nervy affair for 10-man Spurs, but they eventually hold on to equal a club record of five consecutive Premier League away victories.

It is the first time they have won each of their first three road games since the 1991-92 seasons.


West Ham 2-3 Tottenham

Tempers flare after a war of words between Reid and Llorente. Both sets of players become embroiled in a heated melee before Oliver hands out a flurry of cautions.

West Ham vs Tottenham

Ayew flies in on Davies and is rightfully booked. The Welsh defender also scuffs a shot just wide of Hart's far post.

Lloris cannot prevent a late West Ham corner and Carroll feels he was pushed by Sanchez as he tried to connect with a header. Nothing given.

Noble drives the rebound well over.

Reid picks out row z after Lloris gets his fingertips to a searching cross from Cresswell.

Four minutes of added time signalled.

Fernando Llorente for Kane is Pochettino's third and final substitution.

Masuaku's left-wing cross is powerfully headed home by Kouyate in the 87th minute to set up a grandstand finish.

10-man Spurs are rocking. Can they hold on?

Cheikhou Kouyate

Goal: West Ham 2-3 Tottenham (Cheikhou Kouyate)

West Ham cannot get a shot away as Carroll tries to find Noble or Masuaku at the back post.

Less than five minutes remaining for the hosts to rescue something from this London derby.

Hernandez brings down Trippier and, much to his disbelief, is shown a yellow card for his troubles.

Appeals for a West Ham penalty turned down as Hernandez's flick strikes Sanchez. Chicharito continues undeterred and fires a powerful shot straight at Lloris.

Carroll shoots wide before Pochettino replaces Sissoko with Trippier.

Pochettino looks to his bench for the first time today, withdrawing Eriksen in favour of Harry Winks.

Bilic's final change sees Arthur Masuaku replace Fonte. The French left-back scored a belter against Bolton in midweek.


Aurier, whose decision-making has been erratic all afternoon, brings down Carroll from behind and is swiftly shown a second yellow card by referee Michael Oliver.

Tottenham down to 10 men as they look to hold off a West Ham side that will be growing in confidence.

Serge Aurier

Red card: Serge Aurier (Tottenham)

Bilic sends on Andre Ayew in place of Arnautovic as Aurier is cautioned for a foul on Carroll.

Hernandez reduces the arrears with a simple close-range header through the legs of Lloris after Fonte flicks on a corner at the near post.

Genuine hope or a mere consolation goal for West Ham with 25 minutes still to play?

Javier Hernandez

Goal: West Ham 1-3 Tottenham (Javier Hernandez)

Kane beats Reid and sees his latest shot deflected onto the post by Hart. He wants that hat-trick.

After Jose Fonte fouls Alli, Kane steps up to crash a free-kick against the post. Aurier's subsequent cross is then deflected into the path of Eriksen, who drives home from just inside the area.

Spurs in complete control.

Christian Eriksen

Goal: West Ham 0-3 Tottenham (Christian Eriksen)

Alli declines to shoot with his left foot and instead attempts to cut inside Reid before going down under the challenge of the New Zealand centre-back.

No penalty.

West Ham just about catch Kane offside after Alli seeks to release the striker with another low pass.

West Ham force an early corner before Eriksen is penalised for pulling back Noble near the byline. Strong defending from Vertonghen to head clear and Tottenham look to counter once more.

We are back underway at London Stadium. Will this be a comfortable away win for Tottenham, or can West Ham make a game of it?


Tottenham looked far from their fluent best during the early stages, but a quickfire brace from the clinical Kane has put them in command of this London derby.



West Ham 0-2 Tottenham

Two minutes of added time to be played at the end of this first half.

Good defending from Pablo Zabaleta to hold off the advance of Davies and ensure that he does not concede a penalty following an inviting pass from Alli.

West Ham look as if they could really use the half-time whistle here. Home fans are suddenly very subdued.

Looking for a first-half hat-trick, Kane sends a shot narrowly wide of the far post.

Suddenly Spurs look rampant after a decidedly off-colour first 30 minutes or so.

Carroll fails to hold the ball up and Eriksen releases Jan Vertonghen with a clever flick. The Belgian defender then proceeds to tee up Alli, who is initially denied by the onrushing Hart.

However, Kane is in the right place at the right time to slot home his second goal in less than four minutes.

After an encouraging start, suddenly West Ham find themselves 2-0 down heading towards the interval. Bilic will be furious.

Harry Kane

Goal: West Ham 0-2 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

A poor pass from Carroll is seized upon by Eriksen, who plays a through ball into the path of Alli.

He gets in behind Ogbonna and provides a cross that an unmarked Kane heads in off the post.

34 minutes gone and it's first blood to Tottenham.

Harry Kane

Goal: West Ham 0-1 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

The first real flashpoint of the afternoon comes after Noble commits to a full-blooded sliding challenge on Moussa Sissoko.

The pair square up to each other before eventually shaking hands after a stern warning from the man in the middle.

Sanchez vs Carroll will be an intriguing battle to watch for the remainder of this game.

The first coming together between the pair leaves the Colombian sprawled out on the turf.

Antonio trudges off for another spell on the sidelines. Bilic will hope that latest blow is not too serious.

On comes Carroll shortly before the half-hour mark.

Concern for a limping Antonio here as he pulls up with what appears to be a thigh problem suffered while attempting to chase that ball that was punted clear by Lloris.

A glaring close-range miss from Kane at the back post following a pinpoint pass from Aurier. His blushes are spared by an offside flag on the far side.

Tottenham, who have not started this match with any particular purpose or confidence, apply a bit of pressure of their own before sweeper-keeper Lloris comes racing out to clear the ball away from Antonio.

A wretched attempt from Alderweireld draws ironic cheers from the home crowd.

Again Aurier is nowhere to be seen down that West Ham left and Arnautovic quickly sets about trying to take advantage.

Antonio throws his hand up at the back post, but a disappointing cross sails behind. That was a real waste.

Aurier is struggling with his positioning here and receives another warning for a blatant foul on Cheikhou Kouyate.

Aurier fails to cut out a through ball to Arnautovic but recovers brilliantly to execute a well-timed sliding challenge in the penalty area as the Austrian forward looked to test Lloris.

Moments before, Tottenham forced another corner but West Ham eventually cleared their lines after something of a scramble.

Eriksen's shot from distance loops up off Winston Reid before being nervously tipped over by a cautious Hart.

Sanchez blocks Reid at the subsequent corner in order to free up some space for Kane and is promptly whistled for a foul.

Eric Dier tries to pick out the run of Kane after some patient passing but his lofted ball is overhit and easily gathered by Joe Hart.

Hernandez exchanges passes with Michail Antonio before whipping an ambitious 25-yard effort onto the roof of the net.

He claims Lloris got a touch to divert the ball over, but the referee disagrees and points for a goal kick.

Aurier looks to launch a Tottenham break on his full Premier League debut but is caught in possession by Aaron Cresswell and proceeds to foul the Hammers left-back.

He will receive a quiet word in the ear from Oliver.


Arnautovic makes great progress down the left-hand flank and gets the better of Alderweireld before seeing his low cross turned away by Davinson Sanchez.

Tottenham look to monopolise possession early on before Javier Hernandez is stopped in his tracks by the offside flag.

Referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle and this derby is underway. Can West Ham continue their impressive recent home record against their London rivals, or will Tottenham maintain that excellent away run?

Let's find out.

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" rings out around the ground as the two teams emerge from the tunnel.

We should be in for a good atmosphere this afternoon.

Five minutes remaining until kick-off at London Stadium.


While we wait for kick-off in east London, let's have a look at the full Premier League schedule for the weekend ahead:


12.30 BST - West Ham vs Tottenham

15.00 BST - Burnley vs Huddersfield

15.00 BST - Everton vs Bournemouth

15.00 BST - Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

15.00 BST - Southampton vs Manchester United

15.00 BST - Stoke vs Chelsea

15.00 BST - Swansea vs Watford

17.30 BST - Leicester vs Liverpool


16.00 BST - Brighton vs Newcastle


20.00 BST - Arsenal vs West Brom

West Ham's top scorer in 2016-17 has yet to find the net in four appearances so far this season...


Pochettino confirms that Dembele is struggling with an ankle injury after that slender win over Barnsley.

"After the cup game he started to feel a problem with his ankle. We hope it's not a big issue."

Mousa Dembele

Serge Aurier and Davies are preferred to Kieran Trippier and Heung-Min Son as Pochettino makes two alterations to the team that could not breach Swansea's defences at Wembley last Saturday evening.

Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld all return after being rested against Barnsley, although there is no place in the matchday squad for Mousa Dembele.

The Belgian midfielder started in midweek and is not believed to be injured. Interesting.

Bilic makes three changes to the side who drew 0-0 at West Brom last weekend, with Angelo Ogbonna replacing Collins and Noble in for Obiang.

Marko Arnautovic starts after his two assists against Bolton as Andy Carroll drops to the bench.


The official team news is in. Stand by...

Pochettino, meanwhile, implored Tottenham to show the same sort of passion and aggression in order to beat their "enemy".

For all the excitement and desire they show to beat us, we must show the same. We must show the same desire, excitement and aggressivity.

It is a derby. When you play a derby they try to give their best and try to win. It is our enemy, I understand very well that. For us we have to follow our way.

We know very well what it means for our fans to play against West Ham. We will try to stay and be ready to compete, fight and be aggressive.

Speaking ahead of today's game, Slaven Bilic, whose job prospects suddenly look somewhat brighter following a three-match unbeaten run in which his team have not conceded a single goal, was full of praise for Tottenham's attacking prowess and called for West Ham to repeat their performance from May.

For or me they are the team that plays the most attractive football and for me they are definitely one of the contenders to win the league. They have patterns, they have individual quality, they have pace and they are a team building up for three years now, they are improving the team.

That for me makes them maybe the best team, or the most attractive definitely. We always put a special kind of performance against them. Okay it is a derby and all that, and my wish and the key is to get those kind of performances whoever we play against.

But it is a special atmosphere, we all remember those performances, the fans and the players and everyone involved talks for months after the game.

We still remember the game in May. Those are the patterns that we want to repeat on Saturday. If we repeat everything - because against them you need a complete performance - then we have a chance.

Erik Lamela (hip), Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama (both knee) all remain out for the visitors, although left-back Ben Davies is said to have shaken off an ankle knock.

He is expected to return to the side this afternoon as Pochettino reverts back to his strongest XI following a 1-0 cup win over Barnsley at Wembley.

The man whose goal ended Tottenham's 2016-17 title dreams, Manuel Lanzini, has returned to training following a knee problem although is not nearly ready to feature today. That will come as a relief to Mauricio Pochettino, with his fellow Argentine having netted three times in four outings against Spurs.

Pedro Obiang (muscle), James Collins and Edimilson Fernandes (both ankle) are also sidelined, although captain Mark Noble made his comeback during Tuesday night's routine 3-0 Carabao Cup third-round victory over Bolton Wanderers.

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Southampton vs Manchester United, Stoke vs Chelsea and the second installment of a double-header between Leicester and Liverpool is all on the agenda for later this afternoon, but first we pay a visit to London Stadium for what could be a cracking lunchtime derby between rivals West Ham and Tottenham.

In addition to equalling a club record fifth successive away league victory and ensuring that they collect maximum points from their opening three road contests for the first time since 1991-92, a win today would see Spurs avenge the 1-0 defeat they suffered on the same ground in May that ended their title challenge.

Manuel Lanzini

However, they are likely to find it tough against a Hammers side that appear to have turned a corner under Slaven Bilic following a notably difficult start to the new campaign. The hosts have won three of their last four home matches against Tottenham, keeping a clean sheet each time.

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