Kane double helps Spurs edge West Ham in fiery derby

95,000-a-wk Tottenham player promised Poch in Hong Kong he would mend his ways – reports

Speaking ahead of Spurs' London derby clash with West Ham United on Saturday, Pochettino made it clear that whilst he remains a keen admirer of the Belgian's talent, his injury troubles mean that it is hard for the midfielder to play week in, week out. But he loves Tottenham and wants to play here for a long time.

West Ham United hosted Tottenham Hotspur in the lunchtime kickoff to start game week six and it turned out to be a rather frustrating afternoon for the Hammers.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "We are disappointed we lost the game".

Yet the West Ham faithful who stayed till the end left proud of their team's fighting spirit, even in defeat.

This was supposed to be a fun, exciting season for West Ham United, but instead it's been anything but, with the Hammers winning just four points in their first five matches. 'West Ham played well, they have a lot of players that can cause you a problem.

Carroll, who cost £15million from Liverpool, has missed 114 matches through a catalogue of injuries since he signed for the Hammers in 2012.

Of players to have scored at least 10 Premier League London derby goals, only Thierry Henry (114 mins) has a better average minutes per goal ratio in these fixtures than Harry Kane (120 mins).

Tottenham manager Pochettino had taken a 49-strong group of players and club staff out for a mid-week meal at a London steak restaurant to strengthen the bond within the squad. Spurs - though they don't get to put it in practice often enough - are one of the most proficient counter attacking sides in the top flight.

Prior to the substitution, West Ham had been pumping balls in behind Tottenham's back line for its front three to chase.

Harry Kane (Spurs): Kane's two goals in the first half kicked off victory for Spurs, and his free-kick started the move that led to Eriksen's record-breaking goal.

Kane, Dele Alli and Eriksen continue to produce the goods when they are given space, while new defender Davinson Sanchez has come through another test after encountering Andy Carroll.

The game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 11.30am. But West Ham wanted it more on that Friday night.

Dembele, when fit and on form, is an integral cog in Tottenham's possession play, with the Belgian's range of passing and vision a key element for the North London side in the final third.

Related:

  • Terrorism can't be justified, says Sushma Swaraj at SCO meet

    Terrorism can't be justified, says Sushma Swaraj at SCO meet

    Trump's daughter and his official adviser, Ivanka, who is to lead the United States delegation to the summit also met Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday.

    Iran defies US by unveiling latest missile during military parade

    The Israeli leader said canceling the deal would simply mean a return to massive sanctions as a means of pressure on Iran. Netanyahu, speaking after Trump's remarks , said the US-Israel alliance under Trump has "never been stronger".
    Ryanair pilots not threatening industrial action, Michael O'Leary says

    Ryanair pilots not threatening industrial action, Michael O'Leary says

    Ryanair has disrupted plans for hundreds of thousands of travelers with the cancellations this month due to the pilot shortage. The European Cockpit Association said Ryanair may now have to treat its staff better as well as its customers.
  • Ex-FBI director Comey booed during Howard University speech

    Ex-FBI director Comey booed during Howard University speech

    A conversation is where you speak and I listen, and then you speak and I listen and we go back and forth and back and forth. Students broke out in protest and chants before James Comey began his convocation speech on Friday.
    Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Sues Patriots Over CTE Claims

    Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Sues Patriots Over CTE Claims

    In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez says testing showed that Hernandez had a severe case of the disease. Baez said Thursday he does not expect that the results of the brain study would have any impact on that.
    Rohingyas: To keep them or not?

    Rohingyas: To keep them or not?

    We bat for the refugees in question not because they are Rohingya Muslims, but because they are members of the wider human family. He was two years' old when his parents were forced to flee their home in Rakhine state of Myanmar .
  • Aung San Suu Kyi's Key Speech On Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Today

    Aung San Suu Kyi's Key Speech On Myanmar Rohingya Crisis Today

    Two existing refugee camps were packed beyond capacity, and Bangladesh has said it would free land to build a third. In 2011, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate, took office in 2011, after half a century of military rule.
    Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone in Syrian Airspace

    Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone in Syrian Airspace

    In April , the IDF used a Patriot missile to intercept a Syrian drone that flew into Israeli airspace . Haaretz later reported the drone was Russian and breached Israeli airspace by mistake.
    Nifty ends at new peak of 10153.10, Sensex rises 151 points

    Nifty ends at new peak of 10153.10, Sensex rises 151 points

    The Sensex touched a high of 32,499.88 points and a low of 32,383.82 during intra-day trade. The BSE market breadth was bearish with 1,311 declines and 1,293 advances.
  • Trump, Netanyahu talk Middle East peace at United Nations  meeting

    Trump, Netanyahu talk Middle East peace at United Nations meeting

    Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified in July that Iran is abiding by its commitments. Rouhani also repeated several times that "there will be absolutely no changes, no alterations" to the agreement.
    Hot, sticky for Sunday's Packers game, but bring a coat

    Hot, sticky for Sunday's Packers game, but bring a coat

    Bakhtiari was inactive on Sunday night and he said earlier this week that he is not sure he is ready to come back yet. Coach Marvin Lewis has steadfastly supported Dalton, resisting calls to use backup AJ McCarron .

    India vs Australia Match Prediction, Who Will Win 2nd ODI?

    Manish Pandey squandered another chance to cement his No. 4 spot as he completely misjudged an Agar slider that cleaned him up. Kane Richardson played along as Stoinis dragged the equation to 57 off 48 balls, scoring his first ODI fifty along the way.

Comments

Other news