Tottenham frustrated in 1-1 draw vs West Ham
Tottenham let a lead slip away as they settled for a 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday.
Tottenham had an early penalty chalked off by VAR, but went ahead soon after courtesy of a Thilo Kehrer own goal. West Ham levelled things up through Tomas Soucek before the break, and they appeared the better team for much of the second half.
THE BIGGER PICTURE:
Although they secured a point, aspects of Spurs’ second-half display were worrying. The same old problem of playing out from the back down the right-hand side reared its ugly head again, and this is an area teams could target as the season progresses.
ALL EYES ON:
With Rodrigo Bentancur injured, Yves Bissouma was handed his first Tottenham start. He picked up a needless, early yellow card for petulantly punching the ball away and had to walk a tightrope alongside a hobbling Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for the rest of the match.
THE MATCH IN THREE PHOTOS:
THE VERDICT :
VAR earned some more fans after a ludicrously long penalty check early on.