West Ham United 1 Tottenham Hotspurs 3
That was unacceptable!
To be beaten 3-1 by a second string Spurs X1 after the heroics of Leicester was about as bad as it gets in our terms.
The one plus was the performance of a young man who really does have the world at his feet right now – Grady Diangana, to the point where it’s difficult to see how Andriy Yarmolenko or anyone else is going to be able to dislodge the youngster when they are fit.
More of that in a bit but first the basics. Angelo Ogbonna marked his return to to first team action with a shocking error for the first goal, presenting the ball to Eriksen who found Son in behind for a simple goal.
Son grabbed a second when the Hammers got caught on the counter and he ran the length of our half before sliding home. Llorente hooked home the third.
Sub Perez had brought it back to 2-1 but on a night when those getting a chance in Spurs shirts were ready to impress that was as good as it got.
We simply weren’t good enough although Declan Rice was on top of his game most of the time along with Issa Diop but there was never a serious cutting edge until Marko Arnautovic arrived off the bench when we got forward quicker and created the odd half chance.
Chicharito flitted around the action and Antonio worked hard but again missed chances and isn’t the player of old.
It was really all about Diangana who looked great whenever he was on the ball causing ripples of alarm with his armoury of tricks.
Anderson – again unable to clear the first man with his corners – was subbed at half time as his form continues to frustrate.
It now remains to be seen whether there’s another reshuffle on the cards which includes him on Saturday.
Bad night, best forgotten – move on!