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.

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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.

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