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West Ham 1-3 Tottenham: Son Heung-min double helps Spurs progress

Son Heung-min
Son Heung-min scored his first goals of the season for Spurs

Son Heung-min celebrated his 150th appearance for Tottenham with two goals as they eased past West Ham in the Carabao Cup.

Fernando Llorente's left-footed volley confirmed Spurs passage to face north London rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals, after Lucas Perez had pulled one back for West Ham with a header.

But it was South Korea international Son who stole the show, sweeping Dele Alli's deft pass into the top corner to open the scoring.

Son then extended Tottenham's lead in the second half, rounding West Ham goalkeeper Adrian after capitalising on a mistake from defender Arthur Masuaku.

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez was the only Tottenham player to start from the side that lost to Manchester City in the Premier League on Monday.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by the performances of Christian Eriksen and in particular, Alli, who played a prominent role in Tottenham's opening two goals on his first start since the club's third-round win over Watford on 26 September.

While West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini named a strong side after saying he was taking the competition "very seriously", it proved a difficult evening for the hosts.

At times the purposeful running of wingers Michail Antonio and academy product Grady Diangana threatened to unlock the Spurs defence but West Ham's end product lacked precision.

Antonio got into good positions but was twice denied a first half equaliser by visiting goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

And it was only when the Hammers went two goals down, and introduced Marko Arnautovic, that they briefly looked capable of engineering a revival.

But while Perez's header raised the roof inside the London Stadium, West Ham were unable to repeat last term's EFL Cup heroics, when they came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Tottenham.

'We made too many mistakes' - what they said

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini: "We dominated the game but in that moment Tottenham scored the first goal. After that we continued fighting but we made another mistake for the second goal.

"I think we made too many mistakes to win this game but at least we continued trying to play in the same way.

"Maybe they made 10 changes but if you see the names they played - they are names and have qualities for their starting team."

The Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I feel very happy, to play two competitive games in 48 hours, Manchester City and then a London derby, I feel very proud.

"The performance was very good, always we try to play better but for different circumstances we have to be happy. Some players are working so hard, trying to wait for their opportunity, and then Davinson Sanchez played two games in 48 hours - and he was fantastic. I can't praise him enough."

On facing Arsenal, Pochettino added: "It will be an exciting game, exciting to play Arsenal and face Unai Emery.

"He's a top manager and a good friend, and he's doing a great job. I think he is one of the greatest managers."

Son ends barren run - the stats

  • Spurs have reached the League Cup quarter-final for the first time since 2014-15, when they eventually lost in the final to Chelsea.
  • West Ham have lost consecutive competitive matches against Spurs for the first time since February 2013.
  • West Ham's Lucas Perez has been directly involved in five goals in his six games in the League Cup (four goals, one assist).
  • Son Heung-min scored his first goals for Spurs since March, ending a run of 19 games in all competitions without a goal.
  • Spurs' Son Heung-min has been directly involved in five goals in his last three games in all competitions versus West Ham (three goals, two assists).

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 24Fredericks
  • 23Diop
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 26Masuaku
  • 14ObiangSubstituted forPérezat 58'minutes
  • 41Rice
  • 45Diangana
  • 8Felipe AndersonSubstituted forSnodgrassat 45'minutes
  • 30Antonio
  • 17HernándezSubstituted forArnautovicat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 7Arnautovic
  • 11Snodgrass
  • 27Pérez
  • 50Powell
  • 54Coventry

Tottenham

  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 21Foyth
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 24Aurier
  • 12Wanyama
  • 8Winks
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forSkippat 84'minutes
  • 20AlliSubstituted forNkoudouat 64'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forSissokoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Vorm
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 17Sissoko
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 47Marsh
  • 52Skipp
  • 53Eyoma
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
50,270

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Georges-Kévin Nkoudou is caught offside.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Issa Diop.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Tottenham Hotspur).

Foul by Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Christian Eriksen.

Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur).

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

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko replaces Fernando Llorente.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Tottenham Hotspur).

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Issa Diop (West Ham United).

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Lucas Pérez (West Ham United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Juan Foyth.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou.

Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, West Ham United. Angelo Ogbonna tries a through ball, but Lucas Pérez is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lucas Pérez (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur).

Grady Diangana (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou replaces Dele Alli.

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United).

Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Grady Diangana is caught offside.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Juan Foyth.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Marko Arnautovic replaces Chicharito.

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