West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Antonio nets winner against Spurs
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Although they keep showing some flashes of good football, including possession and shots, Tottenham Hotspur have failed to deliver yet again. 

The Spurs suffered a 1-0 loss away from home against West Ham United, as they dropped to sixth place in the Premier League table with 15 points in nine games played. 

The Irons moved past the 'Lilywhites' for the league's fourth place with 17 points. 

Story of the game

Nuno Espírito Santos men dominated the possession of the ball but still couldn't break through the West Ham defence. 

Midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was involved in most of Tottenham's attacking opportunities, including sending good balls to Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura. 

There's plenty of things Tottenham must work on, considering they attempted 0 shots in the second half of the match. It is the third time this season that they have failed to shoot during the second half.

Harry Kane and Son had a couple of chances for Spurs in the first half, but not a single one of them was as accurate as Michael Antonio's finish, which would eventually secure the win for the Irons at the Olympic Stadium. 

The Brazilian striker has now scored 6 of his 52 Premier League goals against Spurs, more than against any other club.

Reaction

Following Tottenham's fourth London Derby defeat this season, Espírito Santo addressed the media and talked about his overall impression of the game. 

''The way we conceded but apart from I think that we had a good game, we had possession we had control of the game, we created, besides the counter-attacks of West Ham we didn't allow many situations,'' Nuno said. 

''We should be better in the offensive box, the chance to be aggressive in that moment of the game. This is my thought... It is always frustrating, a London derby that we know means a lot to our fans, means a lot to us and we were not able to win it. I am disappointed because it hurts, I know it hurts.''

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