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Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 West Ham United

Harry Kane
Harry Kane turns home his first goal of the match in the 89th minute

Tottenham maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season amid high drama as Harry Kane struck twice at the death in a breathless victory over West Ham at White Hart Lane.

Michail Antonio's first-half header and a Manuel Lanzini penalty had put West Ham 2-1 up and seemingly on course for only a fourth league win of the season, but Kane's late show emphatically turned the contest on its head.

First the England striker turned home from close range after good work down the left by substitute Son Heung-Min, while two minutes later the South Korean was brought down in the area by Havard Nordtveit and Kane tucked away the resulting spot-kick.

Earlier, 20-year-old midfielder Harry Winks had equalised for Tottenham on his full Premier League debut, but Lanzini's penalty - awarded after Vincent Janssen pulled back Winston Reid in the area - put West Ham back in the driving seat before Kane intervened.

Spurs are now 12 games unbeaten at the start of the season - the last time they managed that was in the 1960-61 season, which ended with the north Londoners claiming a league and cup double.

For now Tottenham must content themselves with a fairly modest fifth place in the standings after a run of six wins and six draws, while shell-shocked West Ham - who lost Reid to a second bookable offence in added time - remain 17th and just a point outside the relegation zone.

A tale of two Harrys

Kane was largely anonymous for much of the match, with the focus and plaudits for the most part falling on midfielder Winks, handed his first start in the league in place of Dele Alli, who was named on the bench after returning from injury.

Winks has been in and around the first team for the last couple of years and finally earned a first league start in the intense spotlight of a London derby. In such circumstances do young players show their worth, and on this evidence Winks is set to be a fixture in the Spurs set-up for some considerable time.

He looked confident in possession, wanting the ball and using it well. And when the chance came to get on the scoresheet he did not hesitate, lashing home the rebound after Janssen's long-range shot was parried by Darren Randolph.

In contrast, Kane had a frustrating 89 minutes but burst to life when his team needed him most.

Randolph - who earlier produced a truly stunning save to deny Eric Dier with his side 2-1 up - will be disappointed with his part in the goal, diverting the ball into Kane's path as he attempted to cut out Son's low centre.

But he had no chance with Kane's second from the spot - a powerful, confident strike befitting a 20-goals-a-season striker.

Harry Winks passing graphic
Harry Winks made 67 passes, 39 of those coming in the opposition half. Only Christian Eriksen had more, but Winks played more forward passes than his fellow midfielder.

Son helps send Hammers to harsh defeat

West Ham more than played their part in a highly entertaining contest, and will return to east London wondering how they managed to not take at least a point with them.

Antonio's well-taken header after Cheikhou Kouyate hit the bar gave them the lead against the run of play, but their improved performance after the break meant it was less of a surprise when Lanzini lashed home their second from the penalty spot.

In that moment West Ham became the first team to score more than one goal against Spurs in the league this season, and Slaven Bilic's men looked good value for it.

But the 72nd-minute entrance of Son for Mousa Dembele proved a turning point.

The former Bayer Leverkusen forward first raced past Antonio to deliver a cross via the palm of Randolph that Kane turned home, and was then smart enough to invite a wild challenge from fellow substitute Nordtveit, cutting inside and leaving his standing leg invitingly in the path of the defender's needless lunge.

Having already awarded a league-high eight penalties this season, referee Mike Dean made it a ninth. Kane was the gleeful recipient from 12 yards.

Man of the match - Harry Winks

Harry Winks
Winks just gets the nod ahead of namesake Kane and game-changer Son on the strength of his performance over the full 90 minutes. Thrust into a big local derby in place of one of Spurs' biggest stars, he looked assured, lively, direct and took his goal very well - triggering joyous celebrations and even a hug with his manager on the touchline.

Manager reaction

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "It was really important to get the three points, it was a very tough game, I'm very pleased with the performance.

"West Ham were very good and we showed big character and personality, the team always try to find the goal and for that I am very pleased. The players fought until the last minute and the reward was unbelievable.

"Harry Kane is always very important, he is our main striker and one of the best strikers in the world. You miss that type of player when he does not play for 10 or 11 games. The table looks much better, we are three points off the top and 12 unbeaten from the beginning."

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says: "We are extremely disappointed and when you are 2-1 up with three minutes to go, to concede two goals is very hard to take. We had three really good opportunities to score the third.

"I think we were the better side in the first half hour then we started to lose the ball quite quickly. After we scored (to make it 2-1) that was the crucial time to hold on or score a third.

"We had some good counter-attacks and we should have killed the game. We have a tough schedule but we showed we can put in a really good performance."

Stats - 160 seconds of high drama

  • Kane has netted in each of his last four Premier League games; equalling his joint-best scoring streak in the competition.
  • There were 160 seconds between Kane's two goals for Spurs against West Ham.
  • Antonio has scored 11 headed goals in the Premier League in 2016, more than twice as many as any other player in the competition (Aguero and Benteke next, on five).
  • Antonio has also equalled the Premier League record for headed goals in a calendar year (11, joint with Tim Cahill in 2010).
  • West Ham have received more red cards than any other Premier League team since the start of last season (7).

What's next?

A big week lies in store for Spurs. On Tuesday they travel to Monaco for a vital Champions League group match (19:45 GMT), while on Saturday they have the small matter of a Premier League match at London rivals Chelsea (17:30). West Ham are back in action next Sunday, visiting Manchester United in the Premier League (16:30).

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2WalkerBooked at 53minsSubstituted forTrippierat 89'minutes
  • 15Dier
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3RoseBooked at 62mins
  • 19DembéléBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 72'minutes
  • 12Wanyama
  • 23Eriksen
  • 29Winks
  • 10Kane
  • 9JanssenSubstituted forAlliat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 13Vorm
  • 16Trippier
  • 20Alli
  • 25Onomah
  • 27Wimmer
  • 38Carter-Vickers

West Ham

  • 1Randolph
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 2ReidBooked at 90mins
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 30AntonioBooked at 64mins
  • 10LanziniBooked at 31mins
  • 14Obiang
  • 3Cresswell
  • 20A AyewSubstituted forFernandesat 61'minutes
  • 27PayetSubstituted forNordtveitat 85'minutes
  • 15SakhoSubstituted forZazaat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nordtveit
  • 7Feghouli
  • 11Zaza
  • 13San Miguel del Castillo
  • 19Collins
  • 24Fletcher
  • 31Fernandes
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
31,212

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 2.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Winston Reid (West Ham United) for a bad foul.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edimilson Fernandes.

Offside, West Ham United. Håvard Nordtveit tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

Booking

Winston Reid (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Håvard Nordtveit (West Ham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kieran Trippier replaces Kyle Walker.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, West Ham United 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Edimilson Fernandes (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, West Ham United. Winston Reid tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Håvard Nordtveit replaces Dimitri Payet.

Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Edimilson Fernandes (West Ham United).

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Zaza (West Ham United).

Attempt saved. Simone Zaza (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Mousa Dembélé.

Attempt blocked. Simone Zaza (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simone Zaza (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli replaces Vincent Janssen.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Ham United 2. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty West Ham United. Winston Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Eric Dier.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Michail Antonio (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool1283130141627
2Man City1283127111627
3Chelsea118122691725
4Arsenal1274125121325
5Tottenham126601881024
6Man Utd125431714319
7Everton125431614219
8Watford125341720-318
9Bournemouth124351416-215
10Southampton123541212014
11Burnley114251115-414
12West Brom113441215-313
13Stoke123451319-613
14Leicester123361420-612
15Middlesbrough112541012-211
16Crystal Palace123271721-411
17West Ham123271323-1011
18Hull123181027-1710
19Sunderland122281221-98
20Swansea121381122-116
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