West Ham United claimed fourth spot in the Premier League as goals early in each half by Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard earned it a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Its seventh win in its last nine league games moved West Ham two points above Chelsea in a mounting challenge for a Champions League spot while Tottenham has slumped to ninth.
Antonio gave West Ham the perfect start when he fired past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris in the fifth minute.
When Lingard doubled West Ham’s lead in the 47th minute with a goal initially disallowed for offside but awarded after a VAR check it looked like a comfortable win for David Moyes’ side.
But Lucas Moura’s header gave Tottenham a lifeline and it pressed hard for an equaliser with substitute Gareth Bale lashing a shot against the crossbar.
West Ham had another lucky…