Spurs held at West Ham and miss chance to go fourth

Brennan Johnson makes it 1-0

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League top four after being held by West Ham at a rainy London Stadium.

Brennan Johnson’s tap-in put Spurs ahead after five minutes, but they were pegged back when Kurt Zouma headed home from a corner.

Spurs were left frustrated in a game where both sides showed endeavour but lacked a cutting edge.

It means Ange Postecoglou’s side remain two points off Aston Villa in fourth.

West Ham, meanwhile, stay seventh as both Newcastle and Wolves failed to win and overhaul David Moyes’ side in the Europa Conference League qualification place.

Tottenham led when Johnson – brought in as one of three changes to the Spurs starting line-up from Saturday’s win over Luton – turned in from close range after Timo Werner was allowed behind the left side of West Ham’s defence to fire in a low cross.

But West Ham responded well, and their tactics of swinging in corners to put Spurs goalkeeper Gigi Vicario under pressure worked when Jarrod Bowen’s set -was nodded in from five yards by Zouma.

The hosts came closest to finding a winner after the break, but Michail Antonio shot straight at Vicario after the Jamaican international had overpowered Micky van de Ven to get one-on-one with the keeper.

More to follow.


West Ham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 15Mavropanos
  • 4Zouma
  • 33Emerson
  • 20Bowen
  • 10Lucas Paquetá
  • 28Soucek
  • 7Ward-Prowse
  • 14Kudus
  • 9AntonioBooked at 53mins


  • 2Johnson
  • 3Cresswell
  • 11Phillips
  • 17Cornet
  • 18Ings
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 40Earthy
  • 45Mubama
  • 49Anang


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Vicario
  • 23Porro
  • 17RomeroBooked at 89mins
  • 37van de VenBooked at 44mins
  • 38Udogie
  • 8BissoumaSubstituted forHøjbjergat 82′minutes
  • 30BentancurBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSarrat 70′minutes
  • 22JohnsonBooked at 74minsSubstituted forLo Celsoat 90′minutes
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forKulusevskiat 70′minutes
  • 16WernerSubstituted forRicharlisonat 82′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-min


  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6Dragusin
  • 9Richarlison
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 21Kulusevski
  • 29Sarr
  • 33Davies
  • 40Austin

John Brooks

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