West Ham and Tottenham player ratings: Rice and Lingard deny Bale


est Ham condemned Tottenham to a fifth defeat in six League games and moved nine points clear of their rivals with an entertaining 2-1 win at the London Stadium.

The Hammers needed just five minutes to breach Spurs’s leaky defence, the returning Michail Antonio finishing from close range following a sharp save from Hugo Lloris.

The hosts doubled their lead seconds after the restart, as Jesse Lingard continued his fine start in east London with a superb curling finish.

Half-time substitute Gareth Bale inspired Spurs to a much-improved second half display and his corner was headed home by Lucas Moura.

Bale went close to an equaliser when his fierce half-volley clipped the top of the crossbar and Heung-min Son hit the post in stoppage-time.

But Spurs could not find a way through the Hammers as Jose Mourinho’s woes deepened and the pressure increased on the manager.

Here is how we rated the two teams…

Ben Johnson (Fornals 82’) 6

Subs not used: Martin, Randolph, Balbuena, Lanzini, Alves,, Odubeko.

Gareth Bale (Lamela 45’) 8

Matt Doherty (Tanganga 45’) 6

Dele Alli (Reguilon 77’) 6

Subs not used: Hart, Alderweireld, Winks,, Sissoko, Davies, Vinicius.

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