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West Ham 1-1 Tottenham: Lacklustre Spurs miss chance to go back to top four

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Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League top four after being held by West Ham at a rainy London Stadium.

2023/2024 Premier League


Brennan Johnson's tap-in put Spurs ahead after five minutes, but they were pegged back when Kurt Zouma headed home from a corner.

Spurs were left frustrated in a game where both sides showed endeavour but lacked a cutting edge.

It means Ange Postecoglou's side remain two points off Aston Villa in fourth.

West Ham, meanwhile, stay seventh as both Newcastle and Wolves failed to win and overhaul David Moyes' side in the Europa Conference League qualification place.

Tottenham led when Johnson - brought in as one of three changes to the Spurs starting line-up from Saturday's win over Luton - turned in from close range after Timo Werner was allowed behind the left side of West Ham's defence to fire in a low cross.

But West Ham responded well, and their tactics of swinging in corners to put Spurs goalkeeper Gigi Vicario under pressure worked when Jarrod Bowen's set -was nodded in from five yards by Zouma.

The hosts came closest to finding a winner after the break, but Michail Antonio shot straight at Vicario after the Jamaican international had overpowered Micky van de Ven to get one-on-one with the keeper.


West Ham XI: Fabianski, Antonio, Vladimir Coufal, Zouma, Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Bowen, Mavropanos, Paqueta, Mohammed Kudus

Subs: Ogbonna, Cresswell, Ings, Cornet, Kalvin Phillips, Ben Johnson, Anang, Divin Mubama, George Earthy

Tottenham XI: Son, Werner, Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, Bentancur, Bissouma, Romero, Pedro Porro, Destiny Udogie, Brennan Johnson, Micky van de Ven

Subs: Hojbjerg, Ben Davies, Lo Celso, Richarlison, Austin, Kulusevski, Aparecido, Pape Matar Sarr, Radu Drăgușin