Jesse Lingard’s first half goal helped West Ham defeat Tottenham 2-1 in the 25th round of the Premier League on February 21.
Goals: Antonio 5 ‘, Lingard 47’ – Moura 64 ‘.
Starting for West Ham on loan at the end of January 2021, Jesse Lingard started all four games for the new team since February. Meeting with old teacher David Moyes, midfielder on the payroll of Man Utd as if a fish met water. He made his debut double with Aston Villa. On the evening of February 21, it was Tottenham’s turn to taste suffering from Lingard.
Two minutes after the break, Lingard triggered a barrage in the left corner. The visitors’ defender was indecisive, letting rookie West Ham escape, before crossing the corner to double the gap for West Ham.
The strike against Tottenham was Lingard’s third goal after four games for West Ham. From being an old man at Old Trafford, the 28-year-old not only revived at the London Stadium, but also helped Moyes beat Jose Mourinho for the first time after 16 encounters.
Duyen scored the biggest difference in the match between the two pragmatic teams on the evening of February 21. Being rated higher, in the pressure to win to chase the above-ranked teams, Tottenham hit first, but received the injury in the fifth minute. No one accompanied Michail Antonio, after a cross on the right wing of Jarrod Bowen. After two shots, striker number 30 easily put the ball into the empty net.
Tottenham is no longer a good team upstream like it was at the beginning of the season. The last four games were conceded first, Mourinho teachers and students left the field with failure. West Ham’s trip as a guest is no exception. Despite holding the ball 69%, launching 20 shots (five times higher than the opponent), chances passed through the toe of the visitors’ shoe in turn.
Harry Kane is the name causing the most regret. In the last five times with West Ham, number one striker “Rooster” scored five goals. He was also put on leave by Mourinho in the middle of the week, against Wolfsberger in the Europa League. However, the forward has scored 21 goals and has 14 assists on all fronts this season has not been a hit after six shots on goal Lukasz Fabianski.
The one who found the net of West Ham was, in the end, a winger. Lucas Moura skillfully escaped Aaron Cresswell’s clinging, after a corner on the right wing, then headed close to the wall.
The shortened table blew Tottenham’s determination to score, but Moura missed the chance to score a double, hitting a beat behind Kane’s cross. More than 10 minutes at the end of the match, the ball twice reached West Ham, after Gareth Bale’s volley and the situation, the ball hit Son Heung-min’s foot and reached the post.
Losing the fifth match in the last six Premier League rounds, Mourinho was dismissed. Meanwhile, West Ham overcame Chelsea and entered the top four, with two more points than the team in the same city.
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen (Benrahma 65 ‘), Lingard (Noble 90’ + 3), Fornals (Johnson 82 ‘), Antonio.
Tottenham: Lloris, Tanganga (Doherty 46 ‘), Sánchez, Dier, Reguilón (Alli 77’), Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Lamela (Bale 46 ‘), Son, Kane
* Fixture – Premier League results
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