Tottenham’s team largely lost the chance to fight for the Premier League title this season after losing a 0 : 1 loss to West Ham United’s London derby in the 36th round. “The Hammers” made a very unpleasant defeat of their rival in a rough fight at London Stadium. The only goal in the game was Manuel Lansini in the 65th minute, but it was enough for the hosts to add another three points in their assets and to squeeze the dreams of their local enemy.
West Ham stood better in the opening minutes of the match. In the 5th Manuel Lansini received a long pass in the penalty area, but he shot past the door. Then in the 13th minute Shakeu Koytete shot his head close, but too weak to hinder the goalkeeper.
Tottenham, however, replied with a great chance in the 21st minute. Then Harry Kane’s shot was saved by Adrian del Castellon, then the attempt to add Son Huang-Min was blocked by Joseph Fonte, and finally again Kane made a new shot and again the host’s guard showed a brilliant reflex. In the subsequent corner and Eric Dyer, he tested the Spanish goalkeeper, but he also failed to overcome it.
In the 27th minute came the most disputed position in the match. Lansini jumped behind the defensive, and goalkeeper Hugo Loris threw himself at his feet in front of the penalty area, but the referee did not see any reason to give a foul and drive the French guard.
At the end of the half-time, Tottenham had the initiative, and in the 29th minute Toby Alderveired attempted a hit from a move that passed the door. In the 37th minute, however, Christian Eriksen fired dangerously on land of about 25 meters and barely reached the bottom.
The guests kept looking for the goal and the beginning of the second part. In the 59th minute, Son put Ericksen in a firing position in the pennant, but the shot was too anemic and right into the keeper’s hands. Then in the 62nd minute the Spurs organized a rapid counterattack, and Son struck, and again Adrian responded wonderfully and kept his door.
West Ham, however, had a chance and he came in the 65th minute when it was mixed in the penalty area and the ball reached Lansini, who scored 1-0.
This shot visibly confused Tottenham’s plans, and white players did not know how to react. On the other hand, the hosts could reach a second goal in the 76th minute when Alderweilerd made a serious mistake in his own penalty box and gave the ball to Jonathan Calleri, who made a heavy blow, but Loris with a brilliant intervention guarded his door. In the 84th minute Mark Noble fired from a distance but inaccurately.
At the same time, Tottenham had a rather chaotic run and could not really press his rival. Only Eriksen tried a long shot in the 86th minute, which went over the door. At the last minute, Fletcher was close to a new goal for the “hammers”, but Loris alone could not hit the door.
Eventually, the Spurs had to swallow this loss and with a 77-point asset remain in second place, with their chances to catch up and ahead of Chelsea leader are quite illusory. West Ham is 42 points on the 9th place in the table.