Tottenham suffer their second loss of the week after losing 1-0 to rejuvenated West Ham United thanks to a Frederic Piquionne goal in the London derby. This was the first win for West Ham of the new season which lifts them to 19th in the table, while Tottenham slip to 7th.
Harry Redknapp had been looking to extend his fine record against his former club but the Hammers were good value for their first league win of the season, which lifts them above Everton.
The goal came from a header by Frederic Piquionne from a corner by Mark Noble. Piquionne out-jumped Vedran Corluka in the air to powerfully head the ball into the corner and reward West Ham for a storming start.
Spurs had numerous chances after the goal to come back to even terms, but Robert Green stood strong and made some fantastic saves including an amazing one late in the half from a volley by Luka Modric. Spurs kept piling on the pressure in the second, but couldn’t find a way through the England goalkeeper. Green made more superb saves from shots by Van Der Vaart and a long-range strike by Jenas.
With Spurs looking unlikely to score as Rob Green was in such great form, West Ham created some more chances of their own to double the advantage. Lars Jacobsen flew just over and a last-gasp challenge by Corluka prevented a likely second, this time from Scott Parker, as West Ham continued to push. Huddlestone had a great chance later on when put clean through by Hutton but he missed. The clock kept ticking but surprinsingly Green and West Ham’s defence looked in sublime form and hung on for the first win of the season.