Tottenham — West Ham 1:2: match review and game result 12/07/2023

On Thursday, December 7, the program of the 15th round of the English Premier League closed with the London derby between Tottenham and West Ham.

Mauricio Pochettino's team is experiencing severe personnel problems. This has resulted in players on the Spurs bench that the average fan knows nothing about.

David Moyes, in turn, decided to experiment and play without a clear forward — Jarrod Bowen was nominally in the number nine position.

Tottenham took the lead from the first minutes and converted it into a goal. In the 11th minute of the match, Pedro Porro delivered a cross from a corner, and Christian Romero headed the ball into the far corner.

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Before the break, the home team could have increased their lead, but Lukasz Fabianski played excellently, and, looking ahead, he became the best player of the match.

At the start of the second half, the Hammers managed to level the score. Mohamed Kudus decided to shoot from outside the penalty area.

The shot was blocked by Romero, but his block hit Ben Davis and bounced well to Jarrod Bowen, who beat Guglielmo Vicario from close range.

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And 15 minutes before the end, cloudiness struck Destiny Udoji. The Italian received the ball near his own penalty area and passed to Vicario. But the pass turned out to be weak, the goalkeeper had to knock the ball out with his fists in the fall so that the opponent would not intercept it.

In the end, James Ward-Prowse got the ball. The first shot at the half-empty goal was taken by the post, but the second was more accurate. He also brought West Ham a victory, which allowed the team to gain a foothold in ninth place in the Premier League table. Tottenham, in turn, missed the opportunity to catch up with Manchester City.

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Statistics of the match Tottenham — West Ham of the 15th round of the Premier League

Tottenham — West Ham 1:2
Goals : Romero 11 — Bowen 52, Ward-Prowse 74.

Expected Goals (xG): 1.59 — 1.83
Ball possession: 75% — 25%
Beats: 23 — 11
Shots on target: 7 — 5
Fouls: 11 — 12

Tottenham : Vicario — Porro, Romero, Davis, Udoji — Bissouma (Gil 84), Hojbjerg (Richarlison 67), Johnson (Sarr 84), Lo Celso (Skipp 67), Kulusevski — Son (Velis 88).

West Ham : Fabianski — Zoufal, Zouma, Agerd, Emerson — Alvarez, Ward-Prowse, Kudus (Fornals 88), Soucek, Paqueta — Bowen.

Booked : Porro, Romero, Kulusevski — Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Alvarez.

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