West Ham United 2 vs 3 Tottenham Hotspur
A crucial away win for/by Tottenham Hotspur ensured that Jose Mourinho Tottenham’s newly appointed coach gets his first win as coach of the club.
In the past few months of the 2019/2020 premier league season, the club recorded results that haven’t been convincing to the fans and also Management of the club.
Even after Twelve round of games, they were still not in the top 4. They’ve struggled in all away games of the season thus far, managing to get 2-2 draw at Manchester City, 2-2 draw at Arsenal, a 2-1 loss to Leicester at the king power stadium, a shocking 3-0 defeat against Brighton, also lost 2-1 to the current league leaders Liverpool and a 1-1 draw at Everton.
On the 19th of November 2019 Mauricio Pochettino who has managed the club since 2014 was sacked and was immediately replaced by the Portuguese Mourhino who has been out of a job since been sacked by Manchester United.
Tottenham number 10 and skipper, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli all took to their various social media accounts to send farewell messages to Pochettino
The win at West Ham makes it spurs first league win since September.
Losing to Tottenham poses threat to Manuel Pellegrini’s job. West Ham was a bit clumsy going three goals behind before fighting to pull back two.
Goals in the 36th minute by Son Heung-min, 43rd minute by L. Moura and 49th minute Harry Kane’s goal was all Tottenham needed to gather all three points at West Ham.
Goals from Michael Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna in the 73rd and 90th minutes respectively were all West Ham could gather From the game. Although Rice scored a goal, it was disallowed for offside.
This win puts Tottenham in 8 position with 17points.
It would interest you to know that Spurs last 3 managers have started their spurs career against West Ham.
1. Tim Sherwood in December of 2013
2. Mauricio Pochetino in August of 2014 and
3. Jose Mourinho today (November 23, 2019).
Another fascinating record from this game is that Harry Kane’s goal puts him a goal ahead of Tottenham’s Martin Chivers who played from (1968-1976) with Tottenham scoring 118 goals in 278 Appearances for Tottenham.
This now makes Kane Tottenham Hotspurs’ third-highest all-time goal scorer.
Although Tottenham is still lacking that needed force in defense just as they’ve been since the commencement of the season it is believed that the special one would see to that bearing in mind the nature of the game he loves.