Goals and Highlights: West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2021
(Photo: @alanrzepa/@VAVEL)


15:01a month ago

Final words.

I will be signing out soon as I'm still yet to eat anything today.

MOTM? Kurt Zouma. Incredible footballer. A monstrous performance from the centre-back today only further proves right anyone who thought paying 30m for him was a good idea - especially David Moyes.

No real standouts as it was a tough, tough game, but Zouma, Rice, Johnson from West Ham were exceptional. The only Spurs players I could mention are Lloris and Skipp, who was their brightest outfield player.

Thanks to everyone for joining me today. I am Alan Rzepa, and I'll be back next week. Cheers!

14:52a month ago

FINAL-TIME: West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

No, we can't!

West Ham take all three points and sky-rocket themselves onto fourth place in the league.

Michail Antonio's 74th minute strike was enough for the Hammers as their rivals couldn't produce anything notable.

14:51a month ago

Final seconds.

90+3: Can we see a late equaliser?
14:48a month ago

Into extra-time. West Ham 1-0 Spurs

90: We're into the final few minutes of the game, and we have two more changes.

Craig Dawson is on for Jarrod Bowen, Steven Bergwijn replaced Lucas Moura.

14:42a month ago


83: Giovanni Lo Celso and Bryan Gil replace Tanguy Ndombele and Sergio Reguilon for the visitors as Manuel Lanzini is on for Said Benrahma for the hosts.
14:33a month ago

GOAL!: West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur


A great cross from Cresswell found Antonio inside the box, and the striker poached home!

Can they now bring the result to an end?

14:30a month ago

SAVE! West Ham 0-0 Spurs

71: Fornals was so close again, but a heroic stop from Lloris keeps the score level.

Corner for West Ham, can they change the scoreline now?

14:27a month ago

20 minutes left.

20 minutes of regular time to go, and we're yet to see a goal.

Could we see some changes soon? 

14:21a month ago

More madness.

62: And it's still much the same.

Romero has been booked for provocating Fornals after bringing him down. A minute later Cresswell rose at least four heads above Lucas, winning a free-kick.

Nothing followed.

14:13a month ago

Hectic minutes.

56: Well, this has been quite (un)eventful.

Between Oliver Skipp's missed chance, as he was too quick to a cross, and West Ham's wasted opportunity after Bowen lost the ball inside the box, there wasn't much happening.

Just a bunch of inaccurate passes, crosses and shots.

14:05a month ago

Back underway! West Ham 0-0 Spurs

46: And the teams are back on the pitch. No changes to either side as of yet.

West Ham will be looking to snatch all three points there.

14:01a month ago

Sir David Amess remembrance

13:50a month ago

HALF-TIME: West Ham United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Aaand that would be that for the first 45 minutes.

Few good chances, mainly from Son, Kane, Fornals and Soucek, but no one managed to break the deadlock, at least so far.

The second 45 should be better though. Right? (Please...)

13:46a month ago

SAVE! West Ham 0-0 Spurs

43: How is it still 0-0?

Harry Kane finally managed to get an effort on target, and it was a fantastic header but Fabiański managed to equal the Englishman and turn it away for a corner.

13:42a month ago

On target.

Ndombele's shot was on target, but it was straight at Fabiański.

Good shot though.

13:41a month ago

HOW? West Ham 0-0 Spurs

36: Oh dear, this one really should've been a goal.

Fornals' cross was perfect, Soucek headed it from five yards out, but his effort wasn't accurate.

If he'd gotten it on target, the hosts would've been 1-0 up as Lloris completely gave up on it. Unlucky.

13:33a month ago

Waiting for goals

13:28a month ago

CLOSE! West Ham 0-0 Spurs

23: How is that not a goal? Perfect through ball from Ndombele put Son through and 1v1 against Fabiański, but the Korean's shot was very weak.
13:23a month ago


19: Fornals tried another volley, this time from outside of the box, but it flew just outside the post.

Third-time lucky?

13:17a month ago

Astronaut hit.

15: A great cross from Michail Antonio, but Soucek's skied his effort on a volley.

"Straight into row Z"? "Astronaut was hit"? Well, certainly one of these.

13:15a month ago

VAR check.

13: There's been a penalty VAR check after Kurt Zouma's challenge on Tanguy Ndombele.

The French defender got the ball first, so nothing was given.

13:10a month ago

CLOSE! West Ham 0-0 Spurs

8: The Hammers are well on top there, and they are creating all the chances.

Jarrod Bowen's cross found Pablo Fornals at the back-post and the Spaniard tried a scissor kick, but Lloris was there to save.

Would've been a lovely, lovely goal.

13:05a month ago


4: West Ham tried catching their rivals off a corner very early on.

Aaron Cresswell's delivery was VERY good but Hugo Lloris just got enough of the ball to punch it away from Tomas Soucek.

Said Benrahma's follow-up was blocked and cleared.

13:02a month ago

KICK-OFF: West Ham United 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

And we're underway!

A lovely, sunny afternoon in East London is exactly what we want to see on a matchday like that.

Expecting a bunch of goals here.

12:58a month ago

Clock is running down

The teams are on the pitch as we're closing on the kick-off, with just under three minutes left.
12:57a month ago

David Moyes: Declan Rice's "bargain" price is now gone

12:54a month ago

The Hammers are ready

12:53a month ago

Talking team news

The teams are exactly just as I predicted, with both managers going unchanged from their latest Premier League matches.

The only rotation has been on the bench, with Mark Noble being back from his hip injury as he could feature in the second half.

12:50a month ago

Starting XI: Tottenham

Lloris (C); Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane.
12:49a month ago

Starting XI: West Ham

Fabiański; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice (C); Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
13:00a month ago

Tune in here for West Ham vs Tottenham

Few words from myself.

Wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who's been joining me during my live commentaries, just like you were last month when West Ham beat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

If you're enjoying reading these pieces as much as I enjoy writing them, tweet me @alanrzepa/@VAVEL.

And remember, join me at 1 PM on Sunday to not miss a detail of the match West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur live updates and my commentary on VAVEL.

12:54a month ago

Manuel Lanzini's strike

(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


12:49a month ago

Kick-off times across the world

India: 6:30 PM
South Africa: 3:00 PM
Australia: 12:00 AM
Asia: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Poland: 3:00 PM
12:44a month ago

Kick-off time in UK

You can watch the pre-match live studio on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 1 PM onwards, with the game kicking off at 2PM.
12:39a month ago

West Ham vs Tottenham prediction

I won't go all technical and analytic about that prediction as, well, no one knows how this game will go.

My guess is as good as yours. Derby games play by their own rules.

But saying that, I will make a prediction. West Ham 2-1 Tottenham.

12:34a month ago

Past meetings

It's a very interesting one, as the recent matchups between the two teams resulted in a similar outcome.

Two West Ham wins, two Tottenham wins and one draw - the greatly appreciated 3-3 in October 2020, that involved Manuel Lanzini's stunning equaliser.

12:29a month ago

"Backstreet Moyes"

12:24a month ago

Key players

West Ham: It's an easy choice. Declan Rice. The young midfielder has been in exceptional form this season, having his role changed - from a defensive, possession-minded CM to a box-to-box engine, who scored two goals in three UEL games this season.

One of, if not THE best midfielder in the league this season. Full stop.

Tottenham: Well, even though Kane is fit and firing again, the only real choice is in Heung-Min Son, also known as West Ham's nightmare. Five goals and seven assists in 12 games against David Moyes' team are enough for Hammers' fans to wish for the Korean to NOT play against them.

12:19a month ago

Team News of Tottenham

The list here is even shorter.

Matt Doherty and Ryan Sessegnon are both out and recovering with Steven Bergwijn most likely back for the team's short trip to East London.

Loss of form? To lose it, you gotta have it in the first place. 

12:14a month ago

Predicted XI: Tottenham Hotspur

Lloris (C); Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon; Skipp, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane.
12:09a month ago

Team News of West Ham

Well, there's not much to say there.

Vladimir Coufal could feature as he's close to recovering from a groin injury, but it's very unlikely. Mark Noble is out with a hip problem and Alex Kral is recovering from COVID-19, so will be back for the next matchday.

No one has suffered from a loss of form. And, in fact, it's the other way round, as Angelo Ogbonna's performance against Everton FC should've silenced most, if not all, doubters.

12:04a month ago

Predicted XI: West Ham United

Fabiański; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice (C); Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
11:59a month ago

Who are the referee and his assistants?

The referee for West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur will be Paul Tierney.

Assisting him will be Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Davies, with Peter Bankes as the fourth official, with Jarred Gillett holding the VAR duty.

11:54a month ago

Tottenham: Post-Mourinho inconsistency haunts Londoners' ambitions

Having the pleasure to "enjoy" the final months of Jose Mourinho's reign at the "New White Hart Lane", the Spurs fans have ended up in the same situation as before, but with a new coach.

Nuno Espirito Santo took over from interim coach and ex-Spurs player Ryan Mason over the summer, looking to bring back the club's years of almost-glory, but it's not going well so far.

His 1.79 points per game aren't much different to Mourinho's 1.77 ppg, and the team's consistency (or its lack) brings back old, bad memories to anyone who sympathises with the club.

11:49a month ago

WHU in UEFA Europa League

11:44a month ago

West Ham: Europe's high-flyers look to battle at all fronts

Having maintained their perfect UEFA Europa League record with a 3-0 win over KRC Genk on Thursday night, West Ham will now look to continue their winning form.

Sitting seventh in the league table, just one point behind their Sunday's rivals, Tottenham, they could even break into the "TOP 4", given favourable results in other games during the weekend.

11:39a month ago

Hosting ground

The West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur match will be played at the London Stadium in London, with a capacity of 66,000 people.

Although everyone is aware that it's not a "proper, old-school" English football ground, it's a good one nonetheless.

The atmosphere is what makes a stadium good though, right?

11:34a month ago


Welcome to VAVEL.com’s coverage of the 2021 Premier League match: West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur Live Updates!

My name is Alan Rzepa and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

Can the Hammers continue their great start to the season and overshadow their London rivals? Well, we'll have to wait and see for ourselves, as the game builds up to be a very exciting one.

11:29a month ago