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West Ham beat Tottenham to pile pressure on Jose Mourinho

Two goals from West Ham piled more pressure on Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho as the host climbed to fourth position in the Premier League.

Michail Antonio gave West Ham the lead in the 5th minute when Hugo Lloris had failed to clear Jarrod Bowen’s cross, He was making his return after two match absence.

Former Manchester United player Jesse Lingard doubled the lead after halftime break after his goal was initially ruled for offside before it was finally checked and allowed.

On-loan forward Gareth Bale came in as a substitute providing Lucas Moura with an assist which hit the crossbar. Son Heung-min also had his attempt hit the crossbar.

The win takes David Moyes side to fourth position with 45 points, two points above fifth placed Chelsea who have also played 25 matches so far.

Tottenham on the other hand occupy 8th position with 36 points giving Jose Mourinho the headache of a Champions League finish at the end of the season.

The results have surely impressed Moyes who expressed uneasiness given the position his club is at the moment having recorded seven wins in their last nine matches played.

West Ham also blocked Tottenham striking attempts limiting them to two shots on target in the first half as they caused problems in their defense from the beginning.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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