Tottenham fans produce fantastic gesture for Aaron Lennon during West Ham clash

Paola Ditto
Mag 20, 2017

Fabregas admits he and his team-mates were pleased to see the Hammers' victory but wants focus back on the clash at Stamford Bridge against Boro, who will be relegated if they lose.

West Ham kept Tottenham at arm's length once they went ahead and the final whistle sparked scenes of jubilation around the ground as the hosts moved up to ninth with 42 points.

Tottenham are now four points behind Antonio Conte's side, who have a game in hand over Spurs against Middlesbrough on Monday night.

Manuel Lanzini's second-half strike gave West Ham a memorable 1-0 victory over their London rivals in a match Spurs needed to win to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

Chelsea have long looked on course to win their second Premier League title in three seasons, having led since mid-November.

Tottenham, meanwhile, won't play again until May 14 when they take on Manchester United.

A third successive London derby was simply too much for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they saw their impressive run come to an end and their pursuit of Chelsea falter, just as they struggled to chase down Leicester City last season.

Bilic told Sport Klub that Matic had said in his message: "If you stop Tottenham, I'll take you out to dinner". Speaking after the game, Bilic said: "We deserved to win, we did everything ok, we had a game plan and had a good pattern. We were missing a little bit, Pochettino said".

Tottenham's Eric Dier (top) in EPL action with West Ham United's Mark Noble at the London Stadium May 5, 2017.

"Now it's better to forget it a little bit and see what happens, and try to analyse and understand why it was hard for us to get the three points here".

Speaking to the BBC after Tottenham's lost, Pochettino commented that, "It's not over" before explaining that he and his team will "have to wait but are thinking that it will be hard to catch Chelsea". - West Ham have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since December 2015.

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