Tottenham scores either side of West Ham
The match was relatively quiet for the first 20 minutes. Kane had a half chance and West Ham had a series of corners but neither team had a great chance yet. That all changed for both teams and quickly as the game went from playing to being played.
The first goal was a great one that we might expect from Harry Kane. Actually, both Kane and Steven Bergwijn were posted up in the penalty box but the initial entry pass went to the Dutchman. Bergwijn held the ball well, turned and pushed a pass wide to Pierre Hojbjerg, and then moved toward the goal.
Hojbjerg hit a nice return pass to Bergwijn who hit a first-time shot off the defender and into the back of the net for the 1-0 Spurs lead just shy of 30 minutes.
Tottenham had little time to celebrate as West Ham looked to punch back immediately and the Hammers did. For two straight minutes after the goal, West Ham had the ball and were probing the Tottenham defence.
Having won a goal kick things seemed okay but then Dier played an ill-advised pass up the middle which was intercepted and quickly turned into the attack by Tomas Soucek. The ball was then entered to Jarrod Bowen deep in the box who turned, faked Dier, and fired home for 1-1 at 32 minutes, just three minutes after Bergwijn had scored.
However, just as Spurs had sort of turned off immediately after the kickoff so to did West Ham as Tottenham then went on the attack. Bergwijn had multiple opportunities on the edge and then finally was able to break free one-on-one in the box and put a square ball across the six.
Lucas Moura came tearing up the middle of the box and met the ball perfectly and tucked home for the 2-1 Spurs advantage. Now just 34 minutes into the match, just five minutes after the score was 0-0, Tottenham was up 2-1, in what would be the final score.
There were a lot of moments in the 90+ minutes between the two sides and a number of smiles and complaints from both. However, across those 90 minutes, it was the frantic five minutes that decided the game.