Spurs sink sorry Hammers to move into top four

West Ham boss David Moyes wants to see which of his players are “up for the fight” after the Hammers ended the weekend in the Premier League relegation zone following defeat at Tottenham, who themselves moved into the top four.

The Spurs wing-backs linked up for the first goal of the game, with Ben Davies releasing Emerson Royal to shoot into the bottom corner.

West Ham had an immediate chance to equalise but Jarrod Bowen’s powerful effort, after he outpaced Cristian Romero, was well saved by home goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Spurs substitute Son Heung-min scored four minutes after coming on when he raced onto Harry Kane’s through ball and slotted a finish past Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers would have moved above both Bournemouth and Everton with a draw, but instead remain 18th after a first defeat in five matches in all competitions.

“We’ve only got ourselves to blame for it, and overall the players did a lot of good things as well,” Moyes told Match of the Day.

“We’ve been here before so I’m sure we can do it again, but I’m looking forward to the players who are joining me in the fight because that is going to be noticeable in the weeks to come. They’re all for it.”

Speaking to Sky Sports, he added: “There are bits of it I want to build on and hope that we take it in. The players have been challenged, now let’s see who’s up for the fight.”

Tottenham, meanwhile, moved one point ahead of Newcastle, although Eddie Howe’s side, beaten 2-0 at home by Liverpool on Saturday, have a game in hand.

(BBC Sport)

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