Tottenham duo star Antonio Conte’s team defeats West Ham to bolster top-four hopes

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Tottenham strikers Harry Kane and Heung-min Son impressed as Antonio Conte’s side bolstered their top-four hopes with a 3-1 London derby victory over West Ham.

Kane had a finger in all three Tottenham goals, while Son recorded his 13th and 14th line in the campaign. The North London outfit made it to 16 Premier League victories – bringing them just three points behind Arsenal in fourth place.

Tottenham took the lead with just nine minutes on the clock. Matt Doherty won the ball in a decent position before giving it to Kane. He ran into the penalty area and crossed for Son. Kurt Zouma slipped and slithered in the wet grass. His replacement was goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Son then hit the post, but the South Korean national team player managed to get on goal in the 24th minute. Kane selected his attacking partner with a nice through ball, and Son found a place in the box before shooting over Fabianski on the left foot.

Kane and Son caused Irons all sorts of problems, even though David Moyes’ team was not completely out of the match.

Aaron Cresswell swung in a corner and Craig Dawson kicked on to the back post. It allowed Said Benrahma, who was left unmarked, to finish with a smart first-time volley.

In the second half, Rodrigo Bentancur won the ball from Benrahma to send Tottenham to attack, even though the winger protested for a free kick.

Son ran against West Ham’s defenders before playing in Kane, but the English striker was repulsed by Fabianski from a narrow angle.

The London derby started to blow up, and Michail Antonio should have done better as he connected with a Cresswell cross in the 56th minute. He failed to bother Hugo Lloris and sent his effort far over.

It was Antonio’s last touch when he was replaced by the strong Andriy Yarmolenko in the attack. Moyes also picked up Pablo Fornals instead of Arthur Masuaku.

Kane creativity continues for Tottenham

Sergio Reguilon was sent off on goal by Kane in the 76th minute. The full-back, however, ran out of legs and could not shoot past Fabianski on his nearest post.

Kane had his own chance shortly after being picked out by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The striker took it well down, but sent his effort narrowly out of the goal.

The victory was secured late when Kane got a Lloris clearance and sent Son through. He finished calmly to ensure all three points remained in the northern part of the capital.

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