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Saturday, August 7, 1999 Published at 17:23 GMT 18:23 UK


Spurs fall to spirited Hammers

Trevor Sinclair gets ahead of Spurs' Steven Carr

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham

A first-half strike from Frank Lampard was enough to secure three points for West Ham in a fierce derby clash against Spurs.

Lampard touched home a pass from Paolo Di Canio inside the area to follow up his two Intertoto Cup strikes.

A fast and furious derby was packed with incident. Both sides lost a key defender and referee Paul Durkin was forced out of action with a calf injury.

Spurs reshuffled and rallied well but ended with 10 men when Justin Edinburgh limped off, 20 minutes from time, after George Graham had used all his subs.

England defender Sol Campbell, booked in the seventh minute for an uncharacteristically clumsy challenge on Trevor Sinclair, was next to go. He was replaced by John Scales in the 27th minute.

Ian Pearce, who missed the end of last season after breaking a leg against Tottenham, was stretchered from the pitch in the 39th minute with a knee injury after colliding with his skipper Stuart Pearce.

Shaka Hislop saved a Tim Sherwood shot on the turn and watched anxiously as a David Ginola cross drifted onto the roof of the net but Walker was the busier keeper.

George Graham made wholesale changes at half-time. He threw Les Ferdinand into action against cousin Rio and gave a debut to new-signing Oyvind Leonhardsen.

Double player of the year Ginola and Jose Dominguez came off and the North Londoners came out with more fight and determination about their play.

West Ham, however, crammed with individual talent, always threatened to increase their lead with Wanchope and Di Canio producing trickery up front.

Tottenham's fightback was dealt a cruel blow 20 minutes from time when Edinburgh exited with a hamstring injury.

Problems almost deepened when Iversen crumpled to the ground holding his knee under the weight of a Hislop challenge. The Norwegian carried on gingerly and chances came the visitors' way.

Les Ferdinand found Sherwood racing into the goalmouth but the midfielder could not get his header on target.

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