West Ham 1-1 Tottenham: Johnson’s early opener not enough for the Lilywhites

Despite taking an early lead through a Brennan Johnson goal, Tottenham were pegged back by West Ham United at London Stadium on Tuesday, with Kurt Zouma’s equaliser enough to force a share of the spoils in East London.

As it happened 

Davis Moyes was left dumbfounded after just five minutes, as Brennan Johnson put the Lilywhites ahead through a close-range finish. Timo Werner had glided past Vladimir Coufal on the byline, with his delivery turned home by the Welshman from five yards out.

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Kurt Zouma steadied the ship fifteen minutes later though, providing a much-needed equaliser. The defender slipped away from his marker at a corner, nodding a Jarred Bowen delivery past Guglielmo Vicario to restore parity in East London.

James Ward-Prowse almost put his free-kick in the top corner with ten minutes left to play in the first half, but Vicario made sure he kept it at bay.  

West Ham piled on the pressure in the second half and the best chance would fall to Michel Antonio. The Englishman battled Mickey Van de Ven and came out on top, leaving him with just Vicario to beat – but he hit it straight at the keeper for an easy save. 

Tottenham now sit two points adrift of the top four after squandering an opportunity to leapfrog Aston Villa.

The lineups

WHU: Fabianski, Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Lucas Paquetá, Kudus, Antonio 

TOT: Vicario, Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie, Bissouma, Bentancur, Johnson, Maddison, Werner, Son Heung-min