West Ham 1-1 Tottenham: What Were The Main Talking Points As Spurs Suffer Another Champions League Blow In East London?

Two sides who have their sights set on securing a European finish this season, West Ham and Tottenham eventually settled for a 1-1 stalemate on Tuesday night.

Although Spurs might have got off to a flying start at the London Stadium as Wales international Brennan Johnson tapped home in the first five minutes, Ange Postecoglou’s men came almost immediately crashing back down to earth.

With Kurt Zouma’s attempt flicking off his back and finding a way past Guglielmo Vicario just 14 minutes after Johnson’s opener, both camps fancied their chances of claiming local bragging rights.

However, while Spurs might have dominated large spells of possession here, neither side could find much of a clinical edge in east London.

Although both sides might have eventually left the London Stadium with a point each, West Ham and Tottenham will feel that they deserved to leave with the victory.

In what was a real derby showdown on Tuesday night, we have taken a look at the main talking points as Spurs watch their Champions League dream take another blow.

A missed opportunity for the Hammers

While David Moyes might have guided West Ham to a maiden Europa Conference League crown last season, it is no secret that the one-time Manchester United boss has found a huge amount of scrutiny over his long-term future in east London.

Although the Hammers might have opened the New Year in the midst of a real Premier League flurry, Tuesday’s hosts have struggled to find any kind of domestic stability in 2024.

Despite clinching what looks set to be a heavyweight Europa League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham face a real uphill battle in their bid to clinch another European finish come May.

Suffering an infamous collapse away at Newcastle last weekend as they marked their return from March’s international break with a 4-3 loss at St. James’ Park, Moyes’ men have collected just a pair of wins from any of their previous 12 Premier League…

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Author : Tom Dunstan

Publish date : 2024-04-03 10:22:30

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