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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 16 August 2014,

West Ham
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Tottenham
  • Kickoff: 15:00 BST
  • Stadium: Upton Park
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Upton Park
  • Attendance: 34,977
  • 63' James Collins
  • 29' Kyle Naughton
  • 91' Eric Dier

West Ham United

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Tottenham Hotspur

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Allardyce eyes Spurs scalp again

Sam Allardyce is eager to extend West Ham's recent dominant record against Tottenham on Saturday.

Last season saw the Hammers flirt with relegation, enduring a chronic injury list, and manager Allardyce's future was questioned, but three victories over Tottenham punctuated the campaign with memorable moments.

A 3-0 Barclays Premier League win at White Hart Lane, their first at Tottenham in 14 years, was followed up with a 2-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final success in Tim Sherwood's first game as head coach of the north London club.

The Hammers then completed a hat-trick of victories with a 2-0 win towards the end of the season, and Allardyce will channel the memory of those games when Mauricio Pochettino's arrive at Upton Park for their season opener.

"It was fantastic for us to beat our old rivals three times last year," he said.

"But they are a top side and we'll have to hit the ground running. We'll have to hit top form from the first minute to the last.

"It's a very exciting fixture for the players, the fans and everybody else surrounding West Ham. A big local derby to start the season off and hopefully we can reproduce the performance that we did for the last game at home last year.

"Every game is important, whether it's the first or the last. If it goes as well as the last one did I'll be very, very happy on Saturday.

"It is a new season, they have a new manager. He'll assess the players he's got: he's brought some new players in, we've got some new players in, so it's a completely different scenario."

Tottenham manager Pochettino hopes his team will quickly show their style on the pitch this season to stop his "boring" talk of a change in football philosophy.

The former Argentina international took over at White Hart Lane earlier this summer on the back of an impressive spell in charge at Southampton, which saw them break into the Barclays Premier League's top 10.

Pochettino takes his squad - which has been improved by the signings of goalkeeper Michel Vorm and defenders Ben Davies and Eric Dier - to West Ham on Saturday, before a Europa League play-off away to AEL Limassol.

The Spurs boss accepts it may not be a case of seeing immediate results following a change of direction in the dugout, but is confident the group are willing to take everything on board as they target a return to the top four.

"We have to impress our style and philosophy. That sounds boring, maybe, but it is true," Pochettino said.

"This is the most important thing - to create something, to believe - and is the key for the way to success.

"This is only the beginning of the season, so we need to improve and put in practice the new philosophy and style.

"The players need time, it is true, to improve, to believe and to learn. Then after we will see."

Pochettino, however, understands all too well that patience is not much of a virtue in the English top flight, with Sherwood dismissed earlier in the summer having himself taken over following the unceremonious departure of Andre Villas-Boas last December.

"It is important to have a good start, to win the three points," he said. "There will then be that feeling in the belief of your ideas, that the group is more strong.

"We have a very good mentality to play at West Ham, and we are expecting a very tough game.

"It is an important thing to get the three points to start in a good way."

West Ham beat Spurs three times last term, but Pochettino will not read too much into those results.

"This is my first season at Tottenham," he said. "The past is the past.

"Of course we need to learn from the past, but anything which happened was last season."

91'+5

Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

91'+5

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 96'

91'+4

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

91'+4

Guy Demel (West Ham United) Throw In at 95'

91'+4

Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 95'

91'+3

Foul by Stewart Downing (West Ham United).

91'+2

0 - 1

Goal! West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Kane with a through ball.

91'+2

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 93'

91'+1

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 92'

91'+1

Cheikhou Kouyaté

91'+1

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 91'

90'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

90'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 90'

90'

Attempt saved. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

90'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 90'

90'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 90'

87'

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85'

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián.

85'

Adrián (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

Attempt blocked. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

85'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 85'

85'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 85'

84'

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

84'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 84'

84'

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 84'

84'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

83'

Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 83'

83'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.

82'

Hand ball by Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur).

81'

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

81'

Substitution, West Ham United. Enner Valencia replaces Carlton Cole.

81'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 81'

81'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Eric Dier.

80'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 80'

80'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 80'

79'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 79'

78'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 78'

78'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 78'

78'

Mohamed Diame (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 78'

77'

Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 77'

77'

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 76'

76'

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble.

76'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 76'

73'

Attempt saved. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

73'

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 73'

72'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 72'

70'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Winston Reid.

70'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 70'

70'

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

70'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 70'

70'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Adrián.

70'

Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 70'

70'

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

70'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 70'

69'

Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 69'

69'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69'

Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 69'

68'

Substitution, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé replaces Ricardo Vaz Te.

68'

Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) Foul at 68'

67'

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 67'

67'

Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Carlton Cole is caught offside.

67'

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 67'

66'

Guy Demel (West Ham United) Throw In at 66'

64'

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

63'

James Collins

63'

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

62'

Substitution, West Ham United. Guy Demel replaces Joey O'Brien.

61'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Andros Townsend replaces Aaron Lennon.

61'

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lewis Holtby replaces Erik Lamela.

60'

James Collins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 60'

60'

James Collins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Collins.

59'

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 59'

58'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 58'

57'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

57'

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 57'

57'

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) Throw In at 57'

54'

Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 54'

54'

James Collins

54'

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

53'

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 53'

53'

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble.

53'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 53'

52'

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 52'

50'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 50'

49'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 49'

48'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 48'

48'

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 48'

48'

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

48'

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 48'

47'

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 47'

47'

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

46'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 46'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+1

First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

46'

Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 46'

45'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Free Kick at 45'

45'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43'

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 43'

43'

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

42'

Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joey O'Brien with a cross.

42'

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 42'

41'

Attempt missed. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emmanuel Adebayor.

41'

Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) Assists Shot at 41'

40'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Free Kick at 40'

40'

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39'

James Collins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 39'

39'

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Erik Lamela.

37'

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 37'

37'

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey O'Brien.

37'

Carlton Cole (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 37'

37'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Younes Kaboul.

37'

Attempt blocked. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

37'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 37'

36'

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble.

36'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 36'

35'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 35'

33'

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 33'

32'

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Winston Reid.

31'

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) Corner Kick at 31'

30'

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Mark Noble should be disappointed.

29'

Kyle Naughton

28'

Attempt blocked. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Winston Reid with a headed pass.

28'

Winston Reid (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 28'

28'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

28'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 28'

27'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Free Kick at 27'

27'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 27'

26'

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

26'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 26'

25'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Blocked Pass at 25'

24'

Attempt missed. James Collins (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross following a corner.

24'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 24'

24'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

24'

Carlton Cole (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 24'

24'

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

24'

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 24'

23'

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Collins with a headed pass following a corner.

23'

James Collins (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 23'

23'

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 23'

23'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Nabil Bentaleb.

22'

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) Throw In at 22'

21'

Carlton Cole (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 21'

21'

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 21'

20'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 20'

19'

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 19'

19'

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

18'

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 18'

18'

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 18'

17'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 17'

14'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

13'

James Collins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 13'

13'

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

8'

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

7'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6'

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 6'

5'

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 5'

5'

Attempt missed. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

5'

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 5'

3'

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 3'

1'

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) Throw In at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

47%
53%
  • West Ham United
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Shots

18
10

Shots on target

4
4

Fouls

12
10

Corners

8
5

Yellow Cards

1
0

Red Cards

1
1

West Ham

West Ham0 - 1Tottenham
Man City2 - 0West Ham
West Ham2 - 0Tottenham
West Brom1 - 0West Ham
West Ham0 - 1Crystal Pal
Arsenal3 - 1West Ham

Tottenham

West Ham0 - 1Tottenham
Tottenham3 - 0Aston Villa
West Ham2 - 0Tottenham
Stoke0 - 1Tottenham
Tottenham3 - 1Fulham
West Brom3 - 3Tottenham

Head to Head

West Ham0 - 1Tottenham
West Ham2 - 0Tottenham
Tottenham1 - 2West Ham
Tottenham0 - 3West Ham
West Ham2 - 3Tottenham
Tottenham3 - 1West Ham

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 3Aaron Cresswell
  • 19James Collins
  • 2Winston Reid
  • 17Joey O'Brien
  • -> Guy Demel
  • 12Ricardo Vaz Te
  • -> Mohamed Diame
  • 8Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • 4Kevin Nolan
  • 11Stewart Downing
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 24Carlton Cole
  • -> Enner Valencia
  • Subs
  • 10Mauro Zárate
  • 23Diego Poyet
  • 32Reece Burke
  • 22Jussi Jaaskelainen

Tottenham

  • 1Hugo Lloris
  • 4Younes Kaboul
  • 16Kyle Naughton
  • 15Eric Dier
  • 3Danny Rose
  • 11Erik Lamela
  • -> Lewis Holtby
  • 29Etienne Capoue
  • 7Aaron Lennon
  • -> Andros Townsend
  • 42Nabil Bentaleb
  • 23Christian Eriksen
  • 10Emmanuel Adebayor
  • -> Harry Kane
  • Subs
  • 20Michael Dawson
  • 33Ben Davies
  • 24Brad Friedel
  • 9Roberto Soldado

Dier goal grabs late win

Debutant Eric Dier scored a dramatic injury-time winner to get Mauricio Pochettino's era at Tottenham off to a winning start against London rivals West Ham.

Both sides finished with 10 men but it was Spurs who came out on top as new defensive recruit Dier popped up on the edge of the Hammers' box in injury time to round Adrian and slip home a winning goal.

The visitors should have been behind at that stage but Mark Noble missed a first-half penalty for West Ham, with full-back Kyle Naughton sent off after handling in the box.

James Collins went the same way as Naughton in the second half as he picked up a second booking - with Tottenham only coming to life when the teams were level at 10-a-side.

Sam Allardyce had the jinx over Spurs last season as he guided the Hammers to three wins against their London rivals - and the 59-year-old will be left bemoaning his side's inability to hit the target despite enjoying periods of sustained possession earlier in the game.

Hugo Lloris made a superb save from Stewart Downing in the closing stages as both sides appeared destined to share the spoils before Dier, playing at right-back following Naughton's dismissal, stayed onside and latched onto Harry Kane's through ball to steer home a winner and give Pochettino a victorious start.

During the summer Allardyce had been tasked with bringing a more entertaining brand of football to Upton Park and, up against Pochettino's supposedly free-flowing Spurs side, his team started the brighter.

Midway through the half Ricardo Vaz Te miscued when a Collins flick-on found the Portuguese winger in plenty of space at the back post and shortly afterwards debutant Cheikhou Kouyate's diving header flew inches wide of Lloris' goal.

With just under half an hour on the clock the hosts were given the perfect opportunity to open the scoring when they were awarded a penalty for handball against Naughton.

The full-back was arguably unlucky to be sent off for the misdemeanour but Noble could only drag the resulting spot-kick wide, with Lloris diving the wrong way.

The Hammers remained the dominant force for the remainder of the half but could not find a way past Lloris, with Vaz Te flashing an effort wide as Allardyce's side continued to struggle in their quest to find the target.

Tottenham came close to breaking the deadlock against the run of play as Lamela stole the ball off Noble and played in Aaron Lennon, who could only whip his shot over the bar.

Vaz Te finally forced Lloris into a save, albeit a routine one, as he headed into the ground and straight into the hands of the France goalkeeper.

After the break it was Downing who stung the palms of Lloris, with Pochettino deciding to change things on the hour-mark as Andros Townsend and Lewis Holtby were introduced moments before the contest was evened up.

Collins picked up his second yellow card as he stopped Emmanuel Adebayor in his tracks with referee Chris Foy having a busy first day of the new season.

Christian Eriksen may have fluffed his lines from the free-kick that followed but Spurs were soon in the ascendancy for the first time in the game.

Townsend forced Adrian into the best save of the match before seeing a similar effort deflected off target shortly afterwards.

With both sides a body light, the game opened up as the half wore on - with Noble only able to shoot straight at Lloris after Younes Kaboul had failed to bring the ball out of defence for the visitors.

Allardyce brought on summer signing Enner Valencia for a 10-minute cameo with the Ecuador striker receiving a rapturous reception from the home fans.

It was Downing, though, who came close to winning it late on for West Ham.

The England winger exchanged neat passes with Kevin Nolan on the edge of the Spurs box before forcing his way through on goal, with Lloris doing well to close in and block Downing's shot.

Adrian had to be lively at the opposing end to push out a long-range Nabil Bentaleb drive but the Spaniard could do nothing as Dier, a summer signing from Sporting Lisbon, kept his cool to send the travelling Spurs fans into delirium.


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