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West Ham   1 - 2   Tottenham

Aaron Lennon (left) and Jermain defoe scored the goals to earn a 2-1 win at West Ham
Lennon (left) and Defoe grabbed the goals for Spurs

By Mandeep Sanghera

Aaron Lennon kept up Tottenham's 100% start to the season as he grabbed his side's winner at West Ham.

Lennon cut inside defender Jonathan Spector and angled a powerful left-footed strike into the far corner.

West Ham had taken the lead when Carlton Cole scored with a spectacular 22-yard strike on the turn.

But Jermain Defoe levelled when he smashed in after latching on to Cole's horrendous backpass, and Lennon's late goal sealed three points for Spurs.

It is the first time in 49 years that Tottenham have won their first three league games of the season - and during that 1960/61 campaign the Londoners took victory in their first 11 games on their way to claiming the old First Division title.

606: DEBATE

The win also gave extra credence to belief in some quarters that they are good enough to break into the top four and challenge for a Champions League place, particularly as they had to come from a goal down at Upton Park to earn three points from a testing encounter.

Spurs certainly had an air of confidence and authority about them as they stroked the ball around trying to unlock the Hammers defence but found their London rivals in resolute mood.

West Ham may be a work in progress and not as established as the Spurs side but they have a similar style.

Both teams like to pass the ball around and complement some of their more cultured stars with a midfield enforcer - Scott Parker biting into tackles for the Hammers and Wilson Palacios doing the same for Tottenham.

Redknapp delighted with third League win

Cole should have put the hosts ahead a lot sooner than he did but he had a tame shot saved after being put through on goal - although there was a suspicion he was offside.

Sebastien Bassong poked a shot wide at the other end, and Ledley King looped a header against the crossbar from a Luka Modric free-kick as Spurs tried to gain the upper hand.

King had to be at his defensive best to block a Jack Collison shot after Cole had held the ball up and laid it into the path of his team-mate.

England striker Cole was producing a mixed performance and he left Hammers fans shaking their heads when he failed to react quickly enough to tap in a Junior Stanislas' low cross.

But Cole struck a spectacular opener to atone for that miss as he flicked the ball up and smashed in a shot on the turn.

Mistakes cost us - Zola

The West Ham striker's effort would have impressed watching England manager Fabio Capello, but he then ruined his performance with a shocking mistake.

Cole's misplaced pass put rival forward Defoe clean through on goal and the in-form Spurs man powered in a shot for his fourth Premier League goal of the season.

Jimenez had a header scrambled away by Spurs keeper Carlo Cudicini as the game opened up but it was the visitors who looked the more accomplished.

A feature of Spurs' play this season has been the way they have applied pressure high up the pitch.

And their pressure told when Lennon, who had drifted in and out of the match, arrowed in a shot to put Spurs top of the table on goal difference.


West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola:
"When you play well and lose like we did you are disappointed.

"You can't afford to make any mistakes, especially against teams like Spurs.

"The first goal was a creation from Carlton Cole. He made a mistake but he is an intelligent guy and I think it will make him better in the future."

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp:
"To come back from 1-0 down, it was a big win for us.

"It's early doors and a great start but that's all. We just have to keep going and see where that takes us.

"We have Birmingham, Manchester United and Chelsea coming up so we have got some hard games. It will be interesting to see how we shape up."

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Ham 1-2 Tottenham FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Cole 49
  • Defoe 54
  • Lennon 79

West Ham

Substitutes

Tottenham

Substitutes

Ref: ClattenburgAtt: 33,095
WEST HAM
TOTTENHAM

Possession

  • West Ham 53%
  • Tottenham 47%

Attempts on target

  • West Ham 8
  • Tottenham 10

Attempts off target

  • West Ham 9
  • Tottenham 7

Corners

  • West Ham 4
  • Tottenham 8

Fouls

  • West Ham 14
  • Tottenham 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:18 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:54 Substitution Jermain Defoe goes off and Kyle Naughton comes on.
  • 90:00+1:58 Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick. Jermain Defoe challenges Julien Faubert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green. Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Ledley King. Carlo Cudicini restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:58 Booking The referee books Julien Faubert for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:50 Julien Faubert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermain Defoe.
  • 89:52 Carlton Cole has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.
  • 88:56 Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Frank Nouble coming on for Jack Collison.
  • 87:58 Jack Collison takes a shot. Save by Carlo Cudicini.
  • 87:16 Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Radoslav Kovac, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:40 Long range shot by Radoslav Kovac goes wide right of the goal.
  • 85:50 Substitution (Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Jamie O'Hara coming on for Luka Modric.
  • 83:38 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Lennon from the right by-line, Effort from the edge of the box by Benoit Assou-Ekotto goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 83:38 Substitution Zavon Hines on for Scott Parker.
  • 83:38 Junior Stanislas produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 83:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble, Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:01 Effort on goal by Mark Noble from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 80:17 Substitution Peter Crouch on for Robbie Keane.
  • 78:30 GOAL - Aaron LennonWest Ham 1 - 2 Tottenham Aaron Lennon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-2 Tottenham.
  • 77:14 Substitution Radoslav Kovac joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luis Jimenez.
  • 72:49 Foul by Mark Noble on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:59 Carlton Cole produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 70:19 Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:44 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Luis Jimenez takes a shot. Carlo Cudicini makes a save. Corner taken by Luis Jimenez played to the near post, clearance by Vedran Corluka.
  • 67:12 Benoit Assou-Ekotto concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
  • 65:53 Unfair challenge on Robert Green by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 63:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Tom Huddlestone. Jack Collison takes the free kick.
  • 63:09 Matthew Upson takes the free kick.
  • 63:09 Booking Tom Huddlestone goes into the book.
  • 62:25 Luka Modric takes a inswinging corner. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Jack Collison.
  • 60:01 Jack Collison takes a shot. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, save made by Carlo Cudicini.
  • 58:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Lennon on Junior Stanislas. Jack Collison restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:47 Headed effort from inside the area by Luka Modric misses to the left of the target.
  • 56:50 Mark Noble takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
  • 55:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luka Modric on Julien Faubert. Matthew Upson takes the free kick.
  • 53:38 GOAL - Jermain DefoeWest Ham 1 - 1 Tottenham Jermain Defoe scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Tottenham.
  • 53:19 Luka Modric takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
  • 53:01 Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
  • 51:53 Wilson Palacios takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Vedran Corluka. Vedran Corluka takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:51 Assist on the goal came from Luis Jimenez.
  • 48:51 GOAL - Carlton ColeWest Ham 1 - 0 Tottenham A goal is scored by Carlton Cole from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Tottenham.
  • 47:55 Jermain Defoe fouled by Julien Faubert, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermain Defoe. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.
  • 46:36 Robbie Keane fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:18 The match has reached half-time.
  • 44:19 Scott Parker takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
  • 37:25 Effort from inside the area by Luis Jimenez misses to the left of the target.
  • 36:09 Jack Collison takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King.
  • 33:13 Mark Noble challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Tom Huddlestone, Headed effort from inside the box by Sebastien Bassong misses to the right of the target.
  • 32:51 Luka Modric takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
  • 31:49 Effort from deep inside the area by Luka Modric misses to the right of the target.
  • 29:21 Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric. Ledley King takes a shot.
  • 29:21 Booking Luis Jimenez is booked.
  • 28:57 Foul by Luis Jimenez on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded.
  • 25:51 Luka Modric takes a inswinging corner. Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save. The referee blows for offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick. The referee penalises Mark Noble for handball. Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luka Modric, clearance made by Carlton Cole. Effort from deep inside the area by Sebastien Bassong misses to the right of the target.
  • Correction - 24:50 Effort on goal by Luis Jimenez from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 24:50 Junior Stanislas takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 23:44 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
  • 23:19 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
  • Correction - 22:32 Carlton Cole takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
  • 22:32 Shot by Carlton Cole from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 21:22 Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone. Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone. Shot by Luka Modric from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 18:20 Jermain Defoe challenges Jonathan Spector unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:09 Scott Parker has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Carlo Cudicini makes a save. Scott Parker challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ledley King takes the free kick.
  • 15:44 Shot by Carlton Cole from a long way out goes over the net.
  • 15:01 Junior Stanislas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ledley King. Free kick taken by Carlo Cudicini.
  • 13:18 Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon. Vedran Corluka takes the free kick.
  • 9:28 Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.
  • 8:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector by Tom Huddlestone. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
  • 6:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilson Palacios on Luis Jimenez. Free kick taken by Julien Faubert.
  • 6:01 Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric, clearance by Jonathan Spector.
  • 2:39 Luka Modric fouled by Julien Faubert, the ref awards a free kick. Jermain Defoe takes the free kick. Corner taken by Luka Modric from the right by-line, clearance by James Collins. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luka Modric, clearance made by Carlton Cole.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Premier League results

23 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Burnley 1-0 Everton R
Fulham 0-2 Chelsea R
West Ham 1-2 Tottenham R

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 23 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 3 6 9
2 Chelsea 3 5 9
3 Arsenal 2 8 6
4 Man Utd 3 5 6
5 Man City 2 3 6
6 Sunderland 3 0 6
7 Burnley 3 0 6
8 Birmingham 3 0 4
9 Stoke 3 -2 4
10 Liverpool 2 3 3
11 West Ham 2 1 3
12 Fulham 2 -1 3
13 Wolverhampton 3 -2 3
14 Hull 3 -4 3
15 Wigan 3 -4 3
16 Aston Villa 1 -2 0
17 Bolton 2 -2 0
18 Blackburn 2 -3 0
19 Portsmouth 3 -5 0
20 Everton 2 -6 0

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