LIVE: West Ham vs Tottenham

LIVE: West Ham vs Tottenham

26′ You have to go back to the 2013-14 season for the last time that Spurs failed to win either league game in a campaign against West Ham. Can they turn things around here?

24′ After receiving the treatment needed, Soucek returns to the action and West Ham are back to full-strength. Although, Spurs have grown into the contest over the past few minutes.

22′ West Ham, of course, are down to 10 men for the time being, but they have coped in Soucek’s absence so far and just need to maintain their discipline.

20′ There is no questioning the impact that Soucek has had on West Ham this season. The Czech is the Hammers’ leading scorer in all competitions with eight goals.

18′ With blood still pouring from his wound, Soucek makes his way down the tunnel – assumingly for more treatment and to change his shirt. Although, he will certainly be hoping to continue here.

16′ We have a break in play as Soucek is in need of attention following a clash of heads with Sanchez in the West Ham area. The medical team are quickly on to tend to the Czech, who has a nasty cut just above his left eye.

14′ Bowen almost in at the other end as he looks to latch onto a long ball over the top of the Spurs defence. Although onside, the former Hull City man is unable to get it under control quickly enough and the visitors clear.

13′ CLOSE! Lamela leads the Spurs counter with a powerful surge deep into the West Ham half. He feeds the ball to Kane, whose effort swerves just wide of the target.

12′ Lingard has enjoyed a promising start to his loan stint with the Hammers. He scored twice on his debut in the victory over Aston Villa, but will have been disappointed not to add to his tally there.

10′ SHOOT! Antonio skips away from Winks and embarks on a dangerous run into the heart of the Spurs defence, before feeding Lingard. The Manchester United loanee has the opportunity to shoot with his left foot, but pokes the ball towards the far post with his right aiming to execute a return pass to Antonio. The ball runs behind for a goal kick.

9′ Tottenham playing catch-up already here. Today marks Mourinho’s 50th Premier League match in charge of the North London club. Ironically, his first also came at this stadium, where Spurs earned a narrow 3-2 victory in November 2019.

7′ Not a bad way to mark your return from injury! Antonio was in the right place at the right time for West Ham, who have the early goal at the London Stadium.

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5′ ANTONIO!!! 1-0 WEST HAM! The Hammers lead after just five minutes! Bowen whips in a delicious ball from the right that is met by Antonio, whose volley is kept out by Lloris. But the Tottenham keeper is powerless as the West Ham forward tucks in the rebound.

3′ It is worth noting that Mourinho has never lost against Moyes in all competitions – winning nine and drawing six. That is the most times he has ever faced another manager without losing.

1′ Referee Craig Pawson blows his whistle and West Ham get the match underway.

The teams are making their way out onto the pitch and kick-off is moments away.

The form book definitely favours West Ham in this game. The Hammers are unbeaten in three, while Spurs have lost five of their last seven in all competitions.

As for Spurs, Jose Mourinho makes seven changes to the side that began the Europa League victory over Wolfsberg in midweek. Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min are the only players to survive the cut, while there are recalls for Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele. Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko drop to the bench.

David Moyes makes two changes to the side that beat Sheffield United on Monday. Michael Antonio returns to lead the line, while Pablo Fornals is also recalled. Ben Johnson and Manuel Lanzini drop to the bench.

SUBS: Joe Hart, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies, Matt Doherty, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (captain); Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Jose Reguilon; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele; Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.

SUBS: Darren Randolph, Ben Johnson, Fabian Balbuena, Frederik Alves, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma, Mipo Odubeko, David Martin.

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarred Bowen, Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.

Six points separate the capital club ahead of this showdown at the London Stadium. With 42 points, fifth-place West Ham are enjoying their best tally in a top-flight season since the 1985-86 campaign. Meanwhile, Spurs find themselves ninth on 36, but still with time for a late rally to push themselves up the table.

Hello everyone and welcome to live text coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Tottenham.

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