Relegation looms large for West Ham after Spurs defeat


Relegation looms large for West Ham after Spurs defeat

West Ham United's hopes of surviving in the Premier League took another massive blow, after losing 2-0 away to Tottenham.


A Tomas Soucek own goal and Harry Kane's first goal since December proved to be the deciding goals in the game on Tuesday.


West Ham were lucky right before halftime, as Son Heung-min had a goal disallowed for offside after a VAR review.


Soucek was left helpless after a corner was swung into the box in the 64th minute, hitting the Czech Republic international's leg, and going past Lukasz Fabianski, who could do nothing about it.


Whilst West Ham responded very well initially, with January signing Jarrod Bowen hitting post, they were made to pay as Harry Kane doubled the lead for Spurs just a few minutes after.


After this defeat, West Ham are now in an even more delicate position than before, having a game in hand over every other relegation candidate, and they could possibly drop down as low as 19th if Bournemouth and Aston Villa both win their respective games.


If Bournemouth draw, and Aston Villa fail to win, West Ham will still drop down to 18th.


The win for Spurs leaves them in seventh, just one point behind fifth-place Manchester United, who play eighth-placed Sheffield United on Wednesday.