We are back with a win: Spurs 2 West Ham United 0
The first half I thought was weak, and probably drove many to sleep, but the second half came alive. Now we move on to Sheffield United and another must-win game.
After a disappointing draw against Man United, we picked up our first victory in eight games to leave the Spammers with a battle to stay in the Premier League.
Our West Ham heroes of the night was their Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek converted into his own net following Giovani lo Celso’s corner and our boy Harry broke clear to shoot in his 18th goal of the season. Eruption broke out in the homes of Tottenham fans around the world, while mild noises could be heard in the stadium itself, as the goals went in.
Seven games now remain and still all to play for.
We punished the impotent Spammers, who did very little other than try to park their bus on our pitch. Their Jarrod Bowen did manage to strike the post, and on other occasions, their players tried limp wristed to get near our goalmouth. But it wasn’t to be for them!
Jose Mourinho will be tickled pink with our victory as it takes us six points off the Champions League place.
But the biggest news of the night was that Kane is back after six months out. But let us not get too complacent as it was only the bubble-blowing spammers we defeated, not a decent team.
Where does Tottenham’s energy flow next?
Well, we travel to Sheffield United on 2 July (kick-off 18:00 BST), while Spammers host Chelsea on 1 July (20:15). However, in this instance, I do hope that the Bubble-straining-Ironmongers get a result from the Rent boys.
But let us go to the stats…
We won our first Premier League home game since 2 February v Manchester City
West Ham have lost seven consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since December 2006. Methinks they are going down
The Cockerel lads have completed the league double over West Ham for the first time since 2012-13
Jose Mourinho has never lost against David Moyes in their 14 meetings (W9 D5) in all competitions – this is Mourinho’s best record against any manager
West Ham’s Mark Noble has received 11 yellow cards against Spurs in the Premier League; the most by a player for a team against a specific opponent in the competition
Harry Kane’s strike was his 30th goal in Premier League London derbies (48 appearances), meaning only Teddy Sheringham (32), Frank Lampard (32) and Thierry Henry (43) have netted more often in such matches in the competition’s history
Kane has now scored 137 goals in 200 appearances for Spurs in the Premier League – the only player in the competition’s history to have scored more after 200 games for a club is Sergio Aguero (138).
Do you feel we are on the up or is it too early to say?