Tottenham Hotspur last week’s draw against West Ham, after leading three-nil, shows there’s a lot of work to be done by Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho’s men took a three-nil lead at home against the Hammers inside the opening 15 minutes. Harry Kane, Son-Hueng Min, Sergi Reguilon all shone in an emphatic first-half display.
Spurs dominated almost every aspect of the game, be it possession, shots on target, threat gong forward. For David Moyes, it just looked a routine match where his team struggled to cope up with the quality of the opponents. Many bookmakers would have named Spurs a title challenger for the season, had they not messed up in the second half.
Fabian Balbuena opened the Hammers’ account in the 82nd minute. What looked like a consolation goal, turned out to be one of three goals to complete an emphatic draw.
Davinson Sanchez’s own goal made it 3-2. A goal margin of two is nothing in the Premier League, let alone one. Hammers kept on fighting till the last whistle. Finally, they were rewarded in a match Moyes believed his team performed well, even when they were three goals down.
Manuel Lanzini, who came on as a substitute, put the ball past Hugo Lloris in what was an exceptional goal from the Argentine. Even though there was no crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the shouts of West Ham’s players and the staff were enough.
This is turning out to be a weird Premier League campaign. Five game weeks in, fans have already witnessed Liverpool’s 7-2 thrashing at Villa Park, Man City’s 5-2 defeat at home against Leicester. If this goes on, it will be no short of an amazing rollercoaster ride!