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Tottenham 1-1 West Ham: Longhurst scores late equaliser in WSL London derby

West Ham's Kate Longhurst said she relished scoring against a team she "doesn't like" after grabbing an injury-time equaliser against Tottenham in the Women's Super League.

The lifelong Hammers fan scored with a looping header to rescue a point and deny Spurs a London derby victory.

Rosella Ayane had put the visitors ahead from the spot after the break.

But West Ham, who lost Hawa Cissoko to a red card, avoided defeat with the very last kick of the game.

Longhurst told Sky Sports: "When you hear the amount of injury time and you manage to get the equaliser it's a great feeling - as you can see from me running half the length of the pitch.

"I don't think I'll sleep tonight thinking about it. I just connected well. As a West Ham fan that's what you want - you want to score against teams you don't like, and that's what I managed to do."

The Hammers, who remain eighth in the table, have taken four points off their London rivals this season.

"We've really struggled against Tottenham in the league since we've been in the same league so it's nice to be unbeaten against them this season," Longhurst added.

The late draw means Spurs missed the chance to go second in the table, and they stay below Chelsea and Manchester United on goal difference.

They had started the match with purpose and almost carved through the Hammers backline through Ayane, who had a shot blocked before continuing her run, only for Gilly Flaherty to clear.

With half-time looming, both sides squandered chances. Josie Green was thwarted by Flaherty before Ayane fired wide at one end, and Grace Fisk missed a golden chance for the visitors.

On 54 minutes, Ayane slotted home from the penalty spot after Cissoko challenged Jiali Tang from behind in the area.

It was an eventful two minutes for the French defender who - already on a booking from the first half - was then sent off for dissent.

Cissoko walks away after sending off
Hawa Cissoko got her second red card of the season

Ashleigh Neville almost drove in a second for Spurs with 18 minutes remaining, but West Ham substitute Lucy Parker blocked superbly before goalkeeper Anna Leat denied Tang.

Spurs manager Rehanne Skinner told Sky Sports: "It feels like two points dropped - based on the way we've completely dominated the game from start to finish, apart from five minutes just before half-time.

"All it boils down to is we haven't put the ball in the back of the net when we needed to.

"We've got to move on quickly - we've got a three-game week in front of us. For us it's just about making sure we do better next time."

Line-ups

Tottenham Women

Formation 3-4-3

  • 22Spencer
  • 5Bartrip
  • 3ZadorskyBooked at 74mins
  • 6Harrop
  • 29Neville
  • 12Percival
  • 21ClemaronBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 4Green
  • 23AyaneSubstituted forUbogaguat 78'minutes
  • 9Tang
  • 7NazSubstituted forAddisonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Korpela
  • 2Morgan
  • 10Williams
  • 13Ale
  • 14Addison
  • 18Ubogagu

West Ham Women

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Leat
  • 22Fisk
  • 23CissokoBooked at 56mins
  • 5Flaherty
  • 7Evans
  • 8SnerleBooked at 57minsSubstituted forParkerat 67'minutes
  • 4StringerBooked at 18minsSubstituted forWyneat 45'minutes
  • 10Svitková
  • 12Longhurst
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forFilisat 85'minutes
  • 32Brynjarsdóttir

Substitutes

  • 2Wyne
  • 15Parker
  • 17Filis
  • 20Joel
  • 24Cairns
  • 25Garrard
  • 26Moore
  • 33Houssein
Referee:
Amy Fearns
Attendance:
678

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenham WomenAway TeamWest Ham Women
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur Women 1, West Ham United Women 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur Women 1, West Ham United Women 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Tottenham Hotspur Women 1, West Ham United Women 1. Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

  4. Post update

    Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Grace Fisk (West Ham United Women).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashleigh Neville (Tottenham Hotspur Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josie Green with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Kate Longhurst.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rachel Williams (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  9. Post update

    Gilly Flaherty (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United Women. Melisa Filis replaces Claudia Walker.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kerys Harrop.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Josie Green.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tang Jiali (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angela Addison.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Angela Addison (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ria Percival.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Chioma Ubogagu replaces Rosella Ayane.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Tottenham Hotspur Women) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ria Percival with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Claudia Walker.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Lucy Parker.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tang Jiali (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ria Percival.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women108113052525
2Chelsea Women97022762121
3Man Utd Women1163224131121
4Tottenham Women11632138521
5Man City Women1161428181019
6Reading Women105141212016
7Brighton Women115061216-415
8West Ham Women103521312114
9Everton Women10325916-711
10Aston Villa Women11317625-1910
11Leicester City Women122010624-186
12B'ham City Women121110631-254
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