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West Ham moved into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham and increase the pressure on Spurs manager at the London Stadium

West Ham took the lead under just five minutes when Michail Antonio – returning to the starting line-up after a two-game absence – poked the ball home after Hugo Lloris flapped at Jarrod Bowen’s cross.

Jesse Lingard’s third goal in four starts since was initially ruled out for offside against Pablo Fornals.

But VAR ruled that Spaniard was not interfering with play when the former Manchester United man skipped through the Tottenham defence before powerfully finding the far corner to double the Hammers lead.

Half-time substitute Gareth Bale came on and provided some inspiration from the bench assisting the consolation goal from a corner which was headed in from Lucas Moura at the near post.

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The Welshman nearly scored the equaliser hitting the bar in the closing stages with a rasping shot after being found by Harry Kane in the box. Hueng-Min Son also struck the woodwork after Vladimir Coufal’s clearance rebounded off him in the box.

The result – David Moyes’ first win over Jose Mourinho in 16 attempts lifts West Ham two points clear of Chelsea in fifth while Spurs – who suffered their fifth defeat in six games – remain in ninth place, nine points off their London rivals.

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June 2024