Tottenham moved within three points of the top four in the Premier League with a strong showing against European qualifiers West Ham.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were involved in all three of Spurs’ goals.
They took the lead when West Ham defender Kurt Zouma sent Kane’s cross into his own net under pressure from Son.
Son doubled the Spurs’ lead after 24 minutes and added a decisive third with two minutes left after Said Benrahma pulled back one position to the Hammers.
The hosts started brilliantly and could have been out of sight when Son hit from outside the post after being set up by Dejan Kulusevski.
It came three minutes after Zuma’s own goal, but shortly thereafter Son made it 2-0 when he latched on to a superb Kane pass to clear Lukas Fabianski with a Zuma touch.
Spurs continued to threaten but were nullified by a set piece in the 35th minute when Craig Dawson headed Benrahma and he quickly reacted to the rear post and shot into the bottom right corner.
This ensured that West Ham remained in the game, but the Spurs had additional chances to increase their lead in the second half. Kane was denied at close range before poking the bar with 10 minutes left.
Son eventually sealed the win when Kane headed him one-on-one with the goalkeeper and the South Korean coolly fired past Fabianski.
Spurs are now just three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand. West Ham, who have played a game more than Spurs, drop to seventh place, two points behind Manchester United.
Son and Kane’s partnership shines…again
Son and Kane’s Tottenham strikers have been causing problems for the teams for years and they were back in brilliant form in London.
The first goal came after Matt Doherty relentlessly pressed the ball and Kane instinctively tried to play Sona before Zuma could do nothing but send the ball into his own net.
The Kane-Son combination came true again a few moments later when Son made the pass for the England captain.
A third connection seemed inevitable and duly happened when the Spurs were late to see off the guests. Kane headed towards Son, and there was no chance he would miss at close range.
They have now scored 39 Premier League goals, extending their record as the deadliest double action in the competition.
Son has scored 20 Premier League goals through Kane assists, with only David Silva (22 to Sergio Aguero) and Frank Lampard (25 to Didier Drogba) assisting a teammate more.
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West Ham United
- 3ReguilonReplaced withEmerson Royalin 88′minutes
- 21KulushevskyReplaced withBergwijnin 90+2′minutes
- 7Son Heung MinReplaced withLucas Mourain 90+2′minutes
- 6D Sanchez
- 12Emerson Royal
- 27Lucas Moura
- 15DawsonBooked at 23 minutes
- 26MasuakuReplaced withFornalsin 56′minutes
- 10LanziniReplaced withVlasicin 84′minutes
- nineAntonioReplaced withYarmolenkoin 56′minutes
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 1.
Second half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 1.
Attempt missed. Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) misses the right with a header from the center of the box. Assistant Steven Bergwijn.
Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul committed by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lucas Moura replaced Son Heung-min.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Steven Bergwijn replaced Dejan Kulusevski.
Attempt blocked. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) left foot kick blocked from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) left foot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assistant Emerson Royal.
Target! Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 1. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) shoots with his right foot from the center of the box into the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Kane with the head.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Emerson Royal replaced Sergio Reguilon.
Corner, West Ham United. Missed Son Heung-Min.
Substitution, West Ham United. Nikola Vlasic replaced Manuel Lanzini.
Attempt missed. Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur) strikes with a left foot from outside the box, but misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur) A right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right foot from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Pierre-Emil Høybjerg with a counter-pass.
Attempt saved. Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham Hotspur) A left foot kick from the left side of the penalty area is deflected into the bottom left corner. Assistant Harry Kane.
Attempt blocked. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) Right footed shot from outside the box blocked. Assistant Sergio Reguilon.
Attempt missed. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) strikes with his left foot from the right side of the box high and wide to the left. Assistant Harry Kane.
Foul committed by Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur).
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