Son Heung-min and Pedro Obiang scored two lovely lengthy-vary moves as Tottenham drew with West Ham.
Obiang’s 35-yard power into the stop nook was once the primary shot for David Moyes’ Hammers at Wembley, with Spurs having had 20 via that degree.
The hosts ruled the sport – both facet’ 2d Premier League fit in 48 hours – alternatively were denied via a sequence of final-ditch blocks and saves.
On the other hand Son broke West Ham’s resistance with a 30-yard strike earlier Adrian.
Hammers nearly to find with defensive masterclass
West Ham were with out the injured Andy Carroll – who was once at the bench – and Marko Arnautovic, so Moyes glean 22 scenario his facet up not to lose, a goal they completed and in reality just about bettered.
Through the 70th minute they aloof had not had a streak in Spurs’ penalty living, alternatively then with out uncover and entirely towards the whisk of play they came across themselves in entrance because of a aim-of-the-season contender.
Manuel Lanzini gave the ball to Obiang, who were given right here in from the left channel and unleashed a thunderous effort earlier the helpless Hugo Lloris to sign up best his 3rd goal for the membership.
After Spurs levelled via Son’s similarly natty strike, West Ham’s defensive earn to the bottom of was once summed up in harm time when Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son all had pictures blocked within the living of 30 seconds.
Son discussed after the sport that he thought “Obiang’s goal was once higher”.
“The strike was once unattainable,” he added. “We’ve got the correct goalkeeper on the planet and he can not stop the rest. It was once a mountainous strike.”
Demanding evening for Spurs
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino can also be disillusioned together with his facet’s failure to free up the Hammers’ defence they usually now take a seat 3 aspects off fourth-positioned Liverpool.
They would 31 pictures – 8 heading within the suited path, 14 blocked – with their best a luck effort bypassing West Ham’s resolute encourage 5, which at occasions felt like a encourage 10.
Erik Lamela fed in-create Son to reach a goal not too dissimilar to Obiang’s, the South Korean hitting a polished effort that swerved and old-fashioned a ways flung from Adrian’s make the most of.
Harry Kane, fit to originate after best being a replace as they beat Swansea 2-0 on Tuesday, had a disappointing evening in entrance of goal. He had seven pictures, 3 heading within the suited path, despite the fact that he may just perhaps consistent with likelihood have had a penalty when Pablo Zabaleta appeared to drag his arm within the living.
This season has thought to be quite a lot of defensive performances and one-sided video games within the Premier League, and Pochettino’s facet will should complete higher next time they face this sort of tactic.
Guy of the fit – Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham)
‘Normally it might be 3-1, 4-1, Five-1’ – supervisor reaction
Spurs supervisor Mauricio Pochettino: “We best scored as soon as – and necessarily probably the most subtle probability. I am further than happy with the hassle alternatively very unsatisfied with the end result. We deserved to search out alternatively football is like this and now we ought to just accept that.
“We had to reach and be environment friendly in entrance of goal. To play and whisk like that once two video games in 48 hours merits credit score.
“It was once an ideal goal from Obiang, their first shot, it’s subtle to just accept. Normally we would assassinate 3-1, 4-1, Five-1 alternatively it completely wasn’t like this.
“I did not peek any penalty shouts from my enviornment. I am not going to say the rest concerning the referee, I consider in them.”
West Ham boss David Moyes to BBC Recreation: “To close right here and earn a point after what we did two days previously [a 2-1 win over West Brom] is a mountainous effort.
“We’ve got scored a goal and so have they – they may be able to have as many pictures as they prefer. It was once a mountainous assassinate from Obiang, surprising. He struck it brilliantly smartly.
“We are miles a ways flung from how I would like us to play alternatively we’re doing a bit bit problems ethical. We are protecting smartly which provides us a raffle towards the stop groups. I would like the players to find up the desk.
“We’d like lots within the transfer window alternatively if I will be able to earn one or two I stroll to be pleased.”
BBC Radio Five reside analysis
Frail Premier League striker Steve Claridge at Wembley:
Mauricio Pochettino did not stop abundant to turn that recreation round. He should have impact Fernando Llorente on previous. It was once best when West Ham scored that he made the adjustments and went further attacking.
West Ham were gorgeous at the evening – spirit, organisation and work-price – the whole thing David Moyes demanded.
The stats sort not provide the correct delusion – Spurs may just perhaps consistent with likelihood also have had 31 pictures alternatively created 4 1/2 possibilities and one in reality legitimate one. Spurs did not in reality uncover like opening West Ham up. Their potency belies the ones stats.
Fit stats – Kane loses the London derby scoring contact
- In 4 London derbies in all competitions underneath David Moyes, West Ham have controlled precise 3 pictures heading within the suited path. At the artificial hand, they have scored two of them, and feature misplaced precise as soon as (W1 D2).
- Son Heung-min has been immediately vibrant in 12 goals in his last nine living video games for Tottenham in all competition (seven goals, 5 assists).
- Spurs have by no means misplaced a Premier League recreation on a Thursday (P11 W6 D5 L0) – it’s the superb determination of video games carried out via a workforce on a selected day with out defeat within the Premier League technology.
- Harry Kane has scored precise 3 goals in his last 10 Premier League London derby fits, failing to fetch the net on 8 occasions in that whisk.
- After a whisk of 13 defeats in 16 Premier League video games towards ‘large six’ warring parties (W1 D2), West Ham are unbeaten in their last 3 towards them (W1 D2).
What is next?
Tottenham host AFC Wimbledon on Sunday (15:00 GMT) within the FA Cup 3rd spherical, with West Ham at Shrewsbury an hour previous.