• Pochettino wins first league game as Spurs boss
  • Defender Dier scores winner in stoppage time on debut
  • Noble missed a first-half penalty for West Ham
  • Naughton sent off for Tottenham in first half
  • Collins dismissed for Hammers in second half

Defender Eric Dier scored a dramatic winner on his Tottenham debut to give Mauricio Pochettino the perfect start to his career as Spurs boss with victory at West Ham.

Both sides finished the game with 10 men, with Tottenham's Kyle Naughton sent off for handling inside the area.

Mark Noble fired wide from the spot-kick before the Hammers had James Collins sent off for a second booking.

But Dier, who joined Spurs this summer, raced through late on to fire home.

A fan, who has invaded the pitch, takes a free-kick in the West Ham v Tottenham game

Midway through the second half, a fan ran onto the pitch and took a free-kick

It was a little harsh on West Ham, who had been the better side for much of the game and will be left to rue Noble's surprise failure from the spot.

We have ourselves to blame - Sam Allardyce

The midfielder had converted all 10 of his previous penalties, but scuffed this one wide in the first half.

The defeat will also put further pressure on Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who has an already uneasy relationship with supporters after a dismal end to last season in which they lost eight of their final 11 games.

For Spurs fans, though, the win will give them optimism as they head into another new era, with Pochettino the club's 10th manager in 12 years following his arrival from Southampton in the summer.

Match facts

Mark Noble had scored all of his previous 10 penalties before his miss against Spurs

West Ham had 18 shots in the game, but just four of those were on target

West Ham United won both clashes with Tottenham last season in the Premier League, and also beat them in the League Cup quarter-final

They had the worst shooting accuracy in the top flight last season, hitting the target with just 37% of their attempts on goal

He was appointed with a top-four finish the target, as well as the hope that he would be able to instil in Tottenham's players the ability to play the attractive, passing style he cultivated at Southampton.

Pochettino has to achieve that with a largely unchanged squad from last season, but he was able to hand a debut to 20-year-old defender Dier, who joined Spurs from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

Dier, playing initially at centre-half, was kept busy for much of the first half as the Hammers had the better of the early stages.

Carlton Cole, leading the line in the absence of injured striker Andy Carroll, curled an effort over the bar in the fifth minute, before impressive debutant Cheikhou Kouyate, signed in the summer from Anderlecht, nodded just wide.

It seemed as though the home side would get the reward their bright start deserved when they were awarded a penalty midway through the first half, as Naughton threw his hands up to deny Kevin Nolan's shot just in front of the goalline and the assistant referee flagged for the spot kick.

Naughton was subsequently sent off, but his side were saved when Noble uncharacteristically swept wide of the upright, much to the relief of Spurs boss Pochettino.

He reacted to Naughton's dismissal by switching to a 4-4-1 formation, but it did little to quell the West Ham attacks as Ricardo Vaz Te headed straight at Hugo Lloris shortly before the break, before the impressive Stewart Downing saw a fierce low drive beaten away by Lloris early in the second half.

Mark Noble

Mark Noble had scored his last 10 Premier League penalties before his miss against Tottenham

But the balance of play swung in Tottenham's favour when West Ham's one-man advantage was wiped out as Collins received his second booking for halting the run of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Christian Eriksen curled the subsequent free-kick over the bar but the away side pressed as Andros Townsend saw two stinging efforts from distance denied by West Ham keeper Adrian.

The Hammers' lack of cutting edge in attack, which had been weakened by the absence of Carroll, was evident as they created 18 chances, but found the target on just four occasions.

West Ham 0-1 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino pleased at Spurs unity

New signing Enner Valencia, who scored three goals for Ecuador at the World Cup, was introduced late on in a bid to rectify their struggles in the final third, but the forward was evidently short of match fitness.

Instead, it was the impressive Downing who almost sealed victory as he broke through the defence but shot straight at Lloris.

It was a missed opportunity that they were soon to rue as England under-21 international Dier, who had drifted into attack as the game went into stoppage time, snuck through the West Ham defence to slot home from Harry Kane's through ball.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce:

"We have only ourselves to blame. The game was there for us to takem but we did not and we have ended up with nothing.

"It is difficult to swallow as we dominated and played some excellent football but there were three really big factors that decided it - we did not take our chances, Mark Noble's missed penalty and allowing ourselves to go to 10 v 10.

"We created chances but this is a big league and it punishes you and it punished us today."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino:

"It was an important win. I want to say congratulations to my players because it was a great performance.

"After their penalty and our sending off it was a difficult game but we played like a team and in the end deserved to win. The sending off was a surprise because the shot was not on target. It is possible that Tottenham will appeal this.

"It was a great goal by Eric Dier. He showed, and we showed, that we are ambitious. We played like a team and that is important."

Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole scored four goals in seven games towards the end of last season for West Ham

Kyle Naughton

Kyle Naughton became the first Premier League player to be sent off this season when he handled Kevin Nolan's shot

Maurico Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino was taking charge of his first competitive game as Tottenham manager since leaving Southampton

James Collins

James Collins was sent off for West Ham in the second half after receiving his second yellow of the game

Eric Dier

Born in Cheltenham, Eric Dier came through the youth system at Sporting Lisbon

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrián
  • 17 O'Brien (Demel - 62' )
  • 19 Collins Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 02 Reid
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 16 Noble
  • 08 Kouyaté Booked
  • 11 Downing
  • 04 Nolan
  • 12 Vaz Te (Diamé - 68' )
  • 24 Cole (E Valencia - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Zárate
  • 20 Demel
  • 21 Diamé
  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 23 Poyet
  • 31 E Valencia
  • 32 Burke

Tottenham Hotspur

  • 01 Lloris
  • 16 Naughton Dismissed
  • 04 Kaboul
  • 15 Dier
  • 03 Rose
  • 42 Bentaleb
  • 29 Capoue
  • 23 Eriksen
  • 11 Lamela (Holtby - 61' )
  • 07 Lennon (Townsend - 61' )
  • 10 Adebayor (Kane - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Soldado
  • 14 Holtby
  • 17 Townsend
  • 18 Kane
  • 20 Dawson
  • 24 Friedel
  • 33 Davies
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 34,977

Match Stats

Shots

18 10

On target

4 4

Corners

8 5

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

90:00 +4:47

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

90:00 +4:47

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:47

Foul by Stewart Downing (West Ham United).

90:00 +3:47

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Kane with a through ball.

90:00 +1:35 Booking

Booking Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

90:00 +1:27

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:41

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

89:33

Attempt saved. Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

86:56

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:45

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián.

84:21

Attempt blocked. Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

83:52

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

83:02

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Etienne Capoue.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.

81:38

Hand ball by Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur).

80:56

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

80:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Enner Valencia replaces Carlton Cole.

80:05

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Eric Dier.

76:12

Foul by Lewis Holtby (Tottenham Hotspur).

76:12

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:10

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble.

72:10

Attempt saved. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

69:38

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Winston Reid.

69:35

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

69:09

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Adrián.

69:07

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

68:18

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

68:18

Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé replaces Ricardo Vaz Te.

67:14

Adrián (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:14

Foul by Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur).

66:14

Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Carlton Cole is caught offside.

63:51

Attempt missed. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

62:11 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to James Collins (West Ham United) for a bad foul.

62:06

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

62:06

Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Guy Demel replaces Joey O'Brien.

60:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Andros Townsend replaces Aaron Lennon.

60:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Lewis Holtby replaces Erik Lamela.

59:28

James Collins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:28

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur).

58:12

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Collins.

56:40

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

56:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55:00

Delay in match Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) because of an injury.

53:13 Booking

Booking James Collins (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:05

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

53:05

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:44

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble.

51:31

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47:04

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

46:22

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:22

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

45:00

Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 0.

44:33

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

44:33

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:07

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:07

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

41:35

Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joey O'Brien with a cross.

40:32

Attempt missed. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emmanuel Adebayor.

39:10

Foul by Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur).

39:10

Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:43

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

38:43

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:42

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Erik Lamela.

36:30

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey O'Brien.

36:08

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Younes Kaboul.

36:05

Attempt blocked. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

35:19

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble.

30:58

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Winston Reid.

29:10

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Mark Noble should be disappointed.

28:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the red card.

27:30

Penalty conceded by Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

27:29

Attempt blocked. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Winston Reid with a headed pass.

27:01

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

26:13

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

26:13

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:22

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

23:59

Attempt missed. James Collins (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross following a corner.

23:35

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Danny Rose.

23:02

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

22:38

Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Collins with a headed pass following a corner.

22:03

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Nabil Bentaleb.

18:03

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:03

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

13:22

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:22

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

12:03

Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

12:03

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:02

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

7:16

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:16

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

6:33

Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:33

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

4:07

Attempt missed. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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