Tottenham 1-2 West Ham: Spirited second-half comeback sees Hammers claim three points

Three losses in their last four matches seemed to have derailed Tottenham’s aspirations of a surprise title charge, with Ange Postecoglou’s men feeling the burden of a lengthy injury list in North London. Set to host West Ham on Thursday, the Lilywhites would hope to turn their fortunes around against their cross-city rivals.

TOT: Vicario; Udogie, Davies, Romero, Porro; Højbjerg, Bissouma; Johnson, Lo Celso, Kulusevski; Son

WHU: Fabianski; Emerson, Aguerd, Zouma, Coufal; Alvarez, Ward-Prowse, Soucek; Paqueta, Kudus, Bowen

Tottenham looked destined to return to winning ways and bring their indifferent recent form to an end on Thursday when Cristian Romero headed them into the lead after just 11 minutes, rising to nod Pedro Porro’s corner past Lukasz Fabianski.

Little action of note passed for the remainder of the half, but the Lilywhites looked to be comfortable as they controlled the match in a bid to protect their one-goal lead. Jarrod Bowen would have different ideas though, pouncing on a loose ball in the penalty area after 52 minutes to restore parity in North London.

And when Destiny Udogie got caught short with a dismal backpass, James Ward-Prowse arrived on scene – planting his initial effort against the post before smashing the the rebound into the back of the net to seal the comeback with 16 minutes left to play.

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Tottenham welcome Newcastle United to North London on Sunday, and West Ham remain in the capital city too as they venture to Fulham’s Craven Cottage on the banks of the Thames.