Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas: How I felt when West Ham beat Tottenham

West Ham's Manuel Lanzini right celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium in London Friday

But Manuel Lanzini's second-half goal left Tottenham's title hopes in tatters as Chelsea will now clinch the title if they win two of their last four games.

Walker was then booked for a robust follow through on Lanzini as Spurs looked to launch a counter-attack, with Mark Noble clattering into Eric Dier shortly afterwards to even up that aspect of a feisty start.

Said Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino after the loss to the Hammers. "We know we can play like that, but it's been a tough season and the boys have dug in fantastically".

Tottenham are nearly nailed-on to finish second in the table, which would be an improvement on previous year, but Pochettino and his side will still feel as though they have fallen at the last once again.

Dier added: "We brought it [the deficit to Chelsea] back to four points but after today it's almost impossible now". It is always hard when you move stadiums and you saw that with us and Wembley - we tried to make Wembley our home but it is just so hard.

For they will face all the same challenges when they leave White Hart Lane this month.




Tottenham, for all their controlled passing, struggled to penetrate West Ham's rearguard. "We must wait but it is now more hard".

Spurs can now only sit back and root for Middlesborough or West Brom to upset Chelsea as Tottenham will not play again until after Chelsea completes two more matches. Spurs have just come off a run of nine consecutive wins in one of the most competitive leagues in the world which is no mean feat.

But they lacked invention against a well-drilled West Ham side, who won against one of the top eight sides for the first time in 15 attempts this season. It was a great team display in terms of character, determination, thinking about what each individual had to do.

Pochettino sent on Mousa Dembele and Vincent Janssen in an attempt to rouse his side but they remained scrambled.

Whether that will be enough to spare boss Slaven Bilic from the sack remains to be seen amid reports his job could be in danger.

"We deserved to win, we did everything", he said.

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