West Ham manager David Moyes said it’s tough for his team to play against strong teams like Spurs.
In a thrilling Premier League game on Wednesday, West Ham surprised everyone by beating Tottenham 2-1. This loss adds to Spurs’ recent struggles, marking their fourth defeat in the last five matches.
Cristian Romero scored first for Spurs in a close game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Spurs initially had control. However, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse scored in the second half, giving West Ham the lead with their determined play.
West Ham manager David Moyes was pleased with his team’s performance. He highlighted the challenge of playing against a strong team like Spurs and recognized Spurs’ dominance in the first half. Moyes expressed gratitude for his team’s ability to secure a victory despite the tough competition.
Spurs had control of the game with almost 90% possession in the early stages, demonstrating their dominance. Cristian Romero scored a header from a corner, giving them a well-deserved lead in the 11th minute. Despite having several opportunities, including shots from Dejan Kulusevski and Giovani Lo Celso, Spurs couldn’t turn their clear dominance into additional goals.
In the second half, West Ham took control. Jarrod Bowen scored his seventh consecutive away league goal, equalizing the game, and a defensive mistake led to James Ward-Prowse securing the win for West Ham. This defeat highlights Spurs’ challenge in turning leads into victories in their recent five games.
Spurs captain Son Heung-min voiced his frustration and urged his team to be more ruthless. He emphasized the significance of holding onto a lead, pointing out the unpredictable nature of the Premier League.
After this loss, Spurs find themselves in fifth place, trailing three points behind the top four. Meanwhile, West Ham occupies the ninth spot in the standings.