Son’s brace defeats West Ham United

Son Heung-min scored twice on Sunday to help Tottenham beat West Ham, three points ahead of the top four, to win next season’s Champions League spot. Son Heung-min was a hero for Tottenham as his brace boosted their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League in a 3-1 win over rivals West Ham.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte said things were “starting to improve” as he moved within three points of the top four in the Premier League with a strong performance against West Ham. After losing to Manchester United a weekend earlier, Antonio Conte has given his players another challenge. Tottenham’s win will put Tottenham ahead of West Ham and Manchester United to take fifth place, three points behind Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur has played as many games as Manchester United in sixth and one less than a weary West Ham, but Arsenal in fourth has over three points and a game against Spurs. Striker Son Heung-min returned to the rescue in the 88th minute, catching a long pass from Harry Kane and blasting it home to send Tottenham Hotspur into fifth place in the Premier League three points behind north London rivals Arsenal ”, which currently ranks fourth in the standings 54 points and a game in reserve against the Spurs. Rivals West Ham United try but create space for Tottenham Hotspur at half-time, and Harry Kane almost regains his lead after a brief hiatus with Bentancur and Son Heung-min. The first goal came after Matt Doherty’s relentless pressing returned the ball to Tottenham and Harry Kane instinctively tried to clear Son Heung-min before West Ham defender Kurt Zouma couldn’t help but send it into his net.

The beat was a crushing defeat for West Ham, who were on the scoresheet thanks to Said Benrahma. West Ham was looking for a top-four as they were six points behind the Gunners with two more games. Europa League victory could now be their most significant achievement. An absolute path to the Champions League next season. West Ham’s next three games will be played in London, starting with Everton’s home game on Sunday, 3 April, ahead of Lyon’s Europa League quarter-final clash. West Ham’s Antonio Contes’ rivals and their supporters entered the pitch of dreams after beating Sevilla in the Premier League. Still, Thursday night’s heavy 120-minute workload took its toll on its players’ feet early in the match. 

As of now, both the teams Tottenham and West Ham United are in contention for a Champions League spot. Spurs are trying everything to get to that fourth spot. They still have a match remaining with Arsenal; West Ham United are in the quarterfinals of the Europa League and is playing well in the European Competition and will face Lyon in the next stage. West Ham United can fix a UCL spot by winning the Europa League, which will be tough.


About Vishal Patra

Check Also

De Jong not interested in Old Trafford move

The Frenkie de Jong move looks set to officially end after an ominous report says …