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Summary

  1. Use audio icon to listen to BBC Radio London commentary
  2. Wet Ham United XI: Adrian, Antonio, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Emenike.
  3. Tottenham XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies, Dier, Mason, Lamela, Chadli, Eriksen, Kane.

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

All over. Spurs miss out on going top of the Premier League table after a deserved West Ham win. Thanks and good night.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Slaven Bilic is roaring his side forward. West Ham have the ball deep in the Spurs half as they eat up more seconds.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Harry Kane heads towards goal
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Four additional minutes.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Dimitri Payet is clear on the edge of the Spurs area but terrific back tracking by Son Heung-min prevents the West Ham forward from getting his shot away. 

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Lots of noise coming from West Ham fans in the closing stages. They will be loving this in Leicester. Tottenham's next match is the north London derby at home to Arsenal on Saturday.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Eric Dier looks dejected
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Just who wants to win this Premier League title?

Spurs had won their previous six league games but they have just five minutes to save themselves from defeat. 

West Ham are currently one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City in the 'as it stands' table. 

'Frantic football'

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

BBC Radio 5 Live

Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer at Upton Park:

“At the moment it’s very frantic football being played by both teams. Spurs are still waiting to get a proper grip on this game, but there’s still 15 minutes to go.

“After all, we showed last week that you can win with almost the last kick of the game.”

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Andy Carroll is on for West Ham. How he would love to kill off Spurs.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

No sign of a Spurs equaliser. Mauricio Pochettino is off his seat pacing his technical area. This has been an improved second-half showing from the visitors but West Ham look capable of getting a second goal.

Unfamiliar position

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham

Tottenham have spent the grand total of 33 days at the top of the table since the Premier League started in 1992-93 - that's five days fewer than Bolton Wanderers. Norwich City, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers have all enjoyed more time at top than Spurs.

Unless Spurs score twice in the next 20 minutes or so then they won't be going top tonight.

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

James Collins is consoled by Mark Noble
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A flurry of changes as the game enters its final quarter.

West Ham defender James Collins gets a standing ovation as he hobbles off injured to be replaced by young Reece Oxford.

Meanwhile, Spurs have brought on forward Son Heung-min for Erik Lamela.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Kevin Wimmer reacts
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Should Spurs be down to 10 men?

Kevin Wimmer, who has already been booked, appears to bring down the lively Emmanuel Emenike but Andre Marriner gives it the other way.

'Great club'

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Paul Ince

Former MK Dons manager on BBC Radio 5 live

"Team spirit is about the whole club. I was at West Ham as a kid and it was a family club with a great atmosphere right down to the tea ladies."

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Deli Alli is on for Nacer Chadli, who has frankly had a poor game.

CLOSE!

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

So close to a Spurs equaliser.

A long-range shot by Toby Alderweireld from 30 yards is parried by Adrian into the path of Harry Kane who looks certain to score but the England man scuffs his attempt.

Now or never

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Paul Ince

Former MK Dons manager on BBC Radio 5 live

"Every year the season starts and you look at teams like Manchester City and Chelsea, just like you do with Real and Barcelona in Spain.

“But it’s great to have the likes of Leicester and Tottenham in the mix this year. This is a great opportunity for both of those teams because it won’t come again next season.”

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Movement on the Tottenham bench. Deli Alli is getting ready to come on."

Spurs showing signs of life

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at The Boleyn Ground

Manuel Lanzini takes on Kevin Wimme
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"Not much but at least Spurs are spending time in West Ham United's half.

"You have to think Mauricio Pochettino had some very clear - and very short - messages for his players at half-time.

"And while we can criticise Spurs, let's give credit to West Ham United, who have been outstanding so far. How the home fans are loving it."

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Hesitant defending by Kieran Trippier allows Aaron Cresswell to get a header in - the West Ham man heads it into the ground and the ball bounces over the bar.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

That's more like it from Spurs.

Kieran Trippier whips in a teasing cross which Erik Lamela gets his head to but the Argentine can't direct his header on target.

Spurs have come out with a lot more purpose but they are not working West Ham's keeper.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

More slick play by West Ham. A lovely ball forward by Dimitri Payet finds Emmanuel Emenike on the edge of the area but he is quickly closed down.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Hugo Lloris in action with West Ham's Emmanuel Emenike
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Hugo Lloris is forced into another rushed clearance after delaying a clearance from Emmanuel Emenike. 

KICK-OFF

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Tottenham are out a few minutes before West Ham appear - no doubt with the words of Mauricio Pochettino ringing in their ears. Surely they can't play as badly as they did in the first half? We're back under way.

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham

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Spurs to turn to Alli?

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Mark Schwarzer

Leicester City keeper Mark Schwarzer on BBC Radio 5 live

"I would not be surprised if Dele Alli comes on at half-time. Nacer Chadli has been ineffective and made the mistake leading up to the goal for West Ham."

Desperate Spurs on the rack

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at The Boleyn Ground

"If Mauricio Pochettino has brought his hairdryer with him, it will be out in that Spurs dressing room at half-time.

"They have looked nothing like a team who could go top with a win here at West Ham tonight - and in fact might be happy to be only one down.

"There are still chances for them to get back in the game but they have to improve on a dismal first 45 minutes while West Ham have been everything Spurs have not, vibrant, confident and inventive."

HALF-TIME

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Hugo Lloris is forced to make a save
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Only one team in this. Spurs need to considerably up their game if they are to end the day at the top of the table.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Michail Antonio has the ball in the back of the Spurs net...but he's well offside. Spurs are not playing like a side that has won their previous six league games and can't wait for half-time. This has been a disappointing half as far as they are concerned. 

'It's all West Ham'

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

BBC Radio 5 Live

Leicester City keeper Mark Schwarzer at Upton Park: "It’s all West Ham. Tottenham are struggling to get hold of the ball. Of the two playmakers: Payet and Eriksen, it’s all going through Payet.

“If West Ham can continue to keep Eriksen quiet then that’s half of the job done.”

YELLOW CARD

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Heart stopping moment for Kevin Wimmer after the Spurs defender pulls back Emmanuel Emenike as the Hammers man looked to go clean through.

Referee Andre Marriner reaches for his pocket...and it's a yellow.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

0 - Tottenham did not have a single shot in the first 30 minutes against West Ham. Nerves.

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Harry Kane and West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna
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Jason Murray: Spurs need to dig deep here the hammers are well up for this, games like this define titles.

Jack Foley: Slaven has West Ham purring. Glorious to watch.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

All the talk before the game was about the work Mauricio Pochettino has done at Spurs, but Slaven Bilic has got his tactics spot on. West Ham are the dominant force.

YELLOW CARD

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Toby Alderweireld reacts
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More jitters from Tottenham. 

This time Hugo Lloris takes a heavy touch after a back pass and almost gifts Emmanuel Emenike a goal.

Lloris redeems himself with a comfortable save from Dimitri Payet after the Hammers player is hacked down by Toby Alderweireld, who gets a yellow card.

Hammers still on top

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at The Boleyn Ground

"Spurs showing one or two signs of life but promise has been snuffed out by some heavy touches and misplaced passes in good positions.

"Dimitri Payet is the darling of The Boleyn Ground and there is a real sense of excitement every time he gets on the ball. West Ham carry such a threat among their attacking players and the home crowd are only too keen to get in on the act."

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Are West Ham heading for another clean sheet? Adrian has hardly been tested.

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
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It's pelting it down at Upton Park.

Mauricio Pochettino is 44 today but the Tottenham boss looks thoroughly miserable glued to his seat in the dugout.

There's another mis-placed pass from his side. Poch jumps from his seat and marches to the edge of his technical area looking angry.

'Joke!'

West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Paul Ince

Former MK Dons manager on BBC Radio 5 live

"I cannot understand for the life of me why Noble is not in the England squad. He has been doing it for years and people talk about Drinkwater at Leicester, but West Ham are doing well too. I think it is a joke."

Paul Ince can't understand why #WHUFC's Mark Noble hasn't played for England: "It baffles me...It's a joke" snpy.tv/1RHQf3C

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Lotak: Nerve racking for Spurs fans. I'd be happy with 4 points from next two games. Got to keep positive! Dismantled them at the Lane.

Dom Signor: Really getting nervous now. What a win could do...come on you Spurs .

Avigat Patel: I want Spurs to win it but I think Man City will take it. Their squad is strong.

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West Ham 1-0 Spurs

Aaron Cresswell of West Ham United challenges Erik Lamela
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Spurs have looked nothing like a team challenging for the title. They are losing possession far too easily and playing second fiddle to a West Ham side that is full of zip and energy.