Ravel Morrison scored a superb solo goal as West Ham earned a vital win against Tottenham to climb out of the Premier League's bottom three.

Winston Reid's close-range effort just after the hour gave the Hammers a first away goal of the season.

A ricochet off Ricardo Vaz Te doubled the lead before Morrison ran the length of the Spurs half to chip in.

Penny's dropped for Morrison - Allardyce

Tottenham's best chances fell to Jermain Defoe but he was denied by West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

West Ham's first away win in nine Premier League games was their first at White Hart Lane since 1999 and lifts them to 13th in the table. Meanwhile, Spurs' second defeat of the season ended a six-game unbeaten run and sees them drop to sixth.

It was more of a surprise given that Andre Villas-Boas's side had the joint-tightest defence in the league, having conceded only twice before this encounter.

But the day arguably belonged to Morrison, 20, who capped a confident and hard-working display with a goal that underlined a talent that many observers have spoken of in glowing terms.

The former Manchester United player was called into the England Under-21 squad last week and this performance showed that the youngster could perhaps now turn the corner after having questions asked of his temperament.

Morrison on form

  • Morrison's strike against Spurs was his fourth goal of the season, having scored just three last season while on loan at Birmingham

Before Morrison's move to East London in January 2012, then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "He's got a great talent but it's how to deal with it that is important."

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce took the unusual step of naming no recognised strikers in his side, as Morrison rotated with Mohamed Diame as the furthest player forward, but it proved a masterstroke.

Morrison was the visitors' most potent player in the first half and they almost took the lead when he was tripped near the edge of the box.

Rather than take a shot, Mark Noble enterprisingly scooped the ball over the wall and Kevin Nolan volleyed just wide from an angle.

At the other end, Andros Townsend gave watching England manager Roy Hodgson something to think about ahead of the World Cup qualifiers with another performance of direct running and confident dribbling.

But, despite several decent crosses from the right, Defoe could not make contact on his first Premier League start of the season.

Defeat a wake-up call - Villas-Boas

Despite their tight defence, Villas-Boas's side have only scored six goals in six games prior to this match and their frustrations in front of goal continued after the break when Jaaskelainen twice thwarted Defoe.

James Tomkins had a header well saved by Hugo Lloris from a corner, yet it was Tottenham who began to show the greater purpose and Reid's opener on 66 minutes came against the run of play.

Reid expertly headed Stewart Downing's corner towards goal only for it to be blocked by Nolan on the line. The ball bounced back to the Kiwi and he made no mistake with the rebound.

Vaz Te added a fortunate second soon after. The Portuguese was found by Noble and his tame shot hit Loris before bouncing back to him and in off his knee.

There was nothing lucky about Morrison's goal, though. He collected Diame's clever flick and ran with the ball before taking on Michael Dawson and signalling his talent with a wonderfully composed finish.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 25 Lloris
  • 02 Walker
  • 16 Naughton (Holtby - 81' )
  • 19 Dembélé
  • 20 Dawson
  • 05 Vertonghen
  • 17 Townsend
  • 08 Paulinho
  • 18 Defoe
  • 23 Eriksen (Soldado - 74' )
  • 22 Sigurdsson (Lamela - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Chiriches
  • 09 Soldado
  • 11 Lamela
  • 14 Holtby
  • 21 Chadli
  • 24 Friedel
  • 30 Sandro

West Ham United

  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 20 Demel
  • 08 Rat
  • 15 Morrison
  • 05 Tomkins
  • 02 Reid
  • 21 Diamé (Collins - 80' )
  • 16 Noble (O'Brien - 91' )
  • 12 Vaz Te (Cole - 86' )
  • 04 Nolan
  • 23 Downing

Substitutes

  • 07 Jarvis
  • 11 Maiga
  • 13 Adrián
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 19 Collins
  • 26 Cole
  • 30 Petric
Ref: Lee Probert
Att: 35,977

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

4 5

Corners

6 7

Fouls

5 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 3.

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 3.

90:00 +4:24

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Stewart Downing.

90:00 +4:21

Attempt blocked. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:41

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:41

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

90:00 +0:46

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

90:00 +0:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Joey O'Brien replaces Mark Noble.

89:30

Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

89:30

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:49

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble.

86:58

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:58

Foul by Joe Cole (West Ham United).

86:12

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:12

Foul by Joe Cole (West Ham United).

85:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Joe Cole replaces Ricardo Vaz Te.

84:57

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker tries a through ball, but Roberto Soldado is caught offside.

84:32

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:32

Foul by Ravel Morrison (West Ham United).

84:26

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:03

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Collins.

84:00

Attempt blocked. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Dawson.

81:22

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen with a cross.

80:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lewis Holtby replaces Kyle Naughton.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. James Collins replaces Mohamed Diamé.

78:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 3. Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé following a fast break.

77:03

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

75:48

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

74:51

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

74:51

Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:17

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

73:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Christian Eriksen.

71:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 2. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

71:49

Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Noble with a through ball.

67:41

Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:41

Foul by James Tomkins (West Ham United).

65:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 1. Winston Reid (West Ham United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Nolan following a corner.

65:39

Attempt blocked. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

65:14

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.

62:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

61:11

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

60:32

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

56:16

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

55:21

Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing following a corner.

55:11

Attempt blocked. James Tomkins (West Ham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

55:09

Attempt saved. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross.

54:41

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

54:26

Attempt blocked. Razvan Rat (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:58

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Andros Townsend.

52:55

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé following a corner.

52:18

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.

52:14

Attempt saved. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulinho.

51:01

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Kevin Nolan.

50:44

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Tomkins.

48:55

Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:55

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

46:32

Foul by Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur).

46:32

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:21

Attempt saved. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulinho with a through ball.

45:00

Second Half begins Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 0.

45:00 +3:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, West Ham United 0.

45:00 +2:05

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Winston Reid.

45:00 +0:13

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

45:00 +0:13

Guy Demel (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:20

Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble following a set piece situation.

42:27

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur).

42:27

Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:20

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

39:59

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:59

Foul by Razvan Rat (West Ham United).

39:02

Offside, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé tries a through ball, but Stewart Downing is caught offside.

38:18

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

37:04

Offside, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé tries a through ball, but Ravel Morrison is caught offside.

34:34

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:34

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

33:28

Attempt missed. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross following a corner.

33:01

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

31:54

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:07

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Paulinho tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

28:14

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

23:12

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

20:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

19:02

Delay in match (Tottenham Hotspur).

17:41

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

17:08

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:08

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).

14:20

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

11:11

Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

9:05

Offside, West Ham United. Stewart Downing tries a through ball, but Guy Demel is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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