Tottenham Hotspurs defeat Westham 3-2 at the London stadium

Masuaku Cresswell

When you are a player, you want to play and be in the starting XI.

Tottenham have lost three of last four Premier League trips to West Ham (W1 D0 L3) and have failed to score in each of these three defeats.

On the injury to Michail Antonio, Bilic said: "It is a groin".

Spurs were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Swansea City at Wembley last weekend which means they remain win-less in the league at their adopted home this season.

"Despite their poor start to the season, West Ham have picked up since the global break, picking up four points and back-to-back clean sheets". Supporters know Tottenham are favourites, but with West Ham's seasonal objectives shifting to mere consolidation, games like Saturday's against their rivals are like cup finals.

Javier Hernandez and Cheikhou Kouyate brought West Ham back into the game, and Carroll howled for a penalty in stoppage time.

"He is totally different to Carroll so I think they can play two styles".

Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas as Spurs boss in the 2013-14 Premier League season, giving Kane his first Premier League start at White Hart Lane.

It required Hugo Lloris to make a late save from Aaron Cresswell and a misguided header from Carroll to halt the Hammers' unlikely revival and throw Tottenham fans into loud relief. After a fizzing, low Kane free kick rattled off the base of the post, Eriksen grabbed a third for Spurs on the hour.

Bilic is an admirer of what Pochettino has achieved in North London, and expressed sympathy for the problems his counterpart faces in making Tottenham more comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.

Christian Eriksen has overtaken Nicklas Bendtner to become the highest scoring Dane in Premier League history with 33 goals.

The visiting side took the lead through a sloppy play by West Ham in the middle of the pitch, allowing Tottenham to counter quickly.

While they sat stony silenced after the first goal, the strike seemed to galvanise them to egg their players on some more. "To help him is to help the team".

The odds on West Ham completing a great comeback shortened when Kouyate headed in, however a late melee in the closing seconds sucked the impetus out of West Ham.

Going on recent form, Saturday's London derby promises to be a close game, with West Ham unbeaten in their last three and Spurs unbeaten in their last five in all competitions.



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