Spurs held at West Ham and miss chance to go fourth

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By Emma SmithBBC Sport at the London Stadium

Last updated on 3 minutes ago.From the section Premier League

Brennan Johnson makes it 1-0Brennan Johnson - involved in more goals as a sub than any Premier League player this season - scored after starting against West Ham

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League top four after being held by West Ham at a rainy London Stadium.

Brennan Johnson's tap-in put Spurs ahead after five minutes, but they were pegged back when Kurt Zouma headed home from a corner.

Spurs were left frustrated in a game where both sides showed endeavour but lacked a cutting edge.

It means Ange Postecoglou's side remain two points off Aston Villa in fourth.

West Ham, meanwhile, stay seventh as both Newcastle and Wolves failed to win and overhaul David Moyes' side in the Europa Conference League qualification place.

Tottenham led when Johnson - brought in as one of three changes to the Spurs starting line-up from Saturday's win over Luton - turned in from close range after Timo Werner was allowed behind the left side of West Ham's defence to fire in a low cross.

But West Ham responded well, and their tactics of swinging in corners to put Spurs goalkeeper Gigi Vicario under pressure worked when Jarrod Bowen's set -was nodded in from five yards by Zouma.

The hosts came closest to finding a winner after the break, but Michail Antonio shot straight at Vicario after the Jamaican international had overpowered Micky van de Ven to get one-on-one with the keeper.

More to follow.


West Ham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 15Mavropanos
  • 4Zouma
  • 33Emerson
  • 20Bowen
  • 10Lucas Paquetá
  • 28Soucek
  • 7Ward-Prowse
  • 14Kudus
  • 9AntonioBooked at 53mins


  • 2Johnson
  • 3Cresswell
  • 11Phillips
  • 17Cornet
  • 18Ings
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 40Earthy
  • 45Mubama
  • 49Anang


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Vicario
  • 23Porro
  • 17RomeroBooked at 89mins
  • 37van de VenBooked at 44mins
  • 38Udogie
  • 8BissoumaSubstituted forHøjbjergat 82'minutes
  • 30BentancurBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSarrat 70'minutes
  • 22JohnsonBooked at 74minsSubstituted forLo Celsoat 90'minutes
  • 10MaddisonSubstituted forKulusevskiat 70'minutes
  • 16WernerSubstituted forRicharlisonat 82'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-min


  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6Dragusin
  • 9Richarlison
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 21Kulusevski
  • 29Sarr
  • 33Davies
  • 40Austin

Live Text

  1. Match ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  2. Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  3. Attempt blocked. Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantinos Mavropanos.

  4. Attempt saved. Destiny Udogie (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso.

  5. Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Cristian Romero.

  6. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Brennan Johnson because of an injury.

  7. Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Foul by Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur).

  9. James Ward-Prowse (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Attempt missed. Pape Sarr (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  11. Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Vladimír Coufal.

  12. Attempt missed. Tomás Soucek (West Ham United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a corner.

  13. Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Micky van de Ven.

  14. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by James Ward-Prowse (West Ham United).

  16. Foul by Micky van de Ven (Tottenham Hotspur).

  17. Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Richarlison replaces Timo Werner.

  19. Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Yves Bissouma.

  20. Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  3. Squad number15Player nameMavropanos

  4. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

  6. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  7. Squad number10Player nameLucas Paquetá

  8. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  9. Squad number7Player nameWard-Prowse

  10. Squad number14Player nameKudus

  11. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number13Player nameVicario

  2. Squad number23Player namePorro

  3. Squad number17Player nameRomero

  4. Squad number37Player namevan de Ven

  5. Squad number38Player nameUdogie

  6. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  7. Squad number30Player nameBentancur

  8. Squad number22Player nameJohnson

  9. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  10. Squad number16Player nameWerner

  11. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-min

  1. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

  2. Squad number9Player nameRicharlison

  3. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso

  4. Squad number21Player nameKulusevski

  5. Squad number29Player nameSarr

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