Tottenham Hotspur fell prey to a shocking defeat at the hands of West Ham away from the home. Spurs lost the match 1-0. This upsetting defeat means that Spurs is effectively out of the title race.
Tottenham Hotspur dominated most aspects of the match but somehow failed to score a goal. A couple of chances fell to Spurs throughout the game. But each time they were denied by the brilliant Adrian.
West Ham themselves had a few good chances. And ultimately they went ahead 25 minutes before the full-time whistle. It was Lanzini who shot the ball into the back of the net to give the hosts a much-deserved lead.
After conceding, the goal Spurs looked completely out of sorts. They could have easily let in a few more but West Ham could not capitalise on the chances. But ultimately the match ended 1-0 and with the three points, West Ham have effectively saved themselves from the relegation drama.
Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand, have pushed themselves further away from league leaders Chelsea. The loss means that they are almost out of the title race. Spurs are currently four points adrift Chelsea who are yet to play their match in hand.
With Spurs losing, Chelsea could seal their title if they manage to win their next two games against Middlesbrough and West Brom respectively. On paper, Spurs still have a fighting chance if Chelsea manages to slip up. But practically, with the form that they are in, no one expects Conte’s men to drop points.
The Spurs fans will be utterly disappointed with the result and they will certainly feel that this is a repeat of last season. In the previous season also, Spurs lost the plot as they entered the final stages of the season. This year too, they have managed to give up just as they were about to challenge Chelsea to the finish line.