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WEST HAM v TOTTENHAM RECAP: Antonio does it again as Hammers edge Spurs

West Ham United scored a memorable 1-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Michail Antonio netted the only goal of the contest as the Hammers marked their final meeting with their local enemies at Upton Park with a win.

Winger Antonio gave his side an early lead when he got free ahead of the front post to brilliantly head home Dimitri Payet's corner for his fifth goal in his past six home appearances.

Spurs had a number of chances throughout but were unable to breach goalkeeper Adrian and his defence as Slaven Bilic's side recorded a vital three points which sees them sitting in sixth position, just a point off fourth-placed Man City.

For Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham, they missed the chance to go top of the Premier League table and remain in second, three points behind league leaders Leicester City.


West Ham United: 1 (Michail Antonio 7')
Tottenham Hotspur: 0
Upton Park, London - 34,977


- Can West Ham sneak into a top-four spot on the back of this win?

- Will Spurs overcome the disappointment of just their fourth league defeat of the season and kick on to win the title?


West Ham will be eyeing another three points when they host Everton on Saturday after Tottenham welcome (erm) North London derby rivals Arsenal to White Hart Lane.



West Ham boss Bilic highlight the importance of beating Spurs at home:

"If we had to take one game out of the season, for the fans, then it's Spurs at home.

"To match them you have to play well, but to outplay them and win was magnificent."

Tottenham's Pocettino on the disappointing loss:

"We were poor. We know. We are very disappointed. But the way the players fought in the second half was fantastic."

*Thanks to Opta

Andrew Slevison
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