In a performance that totally contrasted with the poor form of recent weeks, the Hammers have put in a stellar first half performance against a lacklustre Spurs. Having dominated the opening exchanges, mainly due to a palpably greater hunger, the game has taken a significant twist when Stewart Downing broke free on goal and was hauled down by Younis Kaboul. After a few moments thought, referee Chris Dowd awarded a free kick right on the edge of the box, and sent Kaboul packing. Hugo Lloris pulled off a great save from the subsequent Andy Carroll piledriver, but could do nothing as the next move saw Carroll head home with a little help from a Harry Kane deflection.
It's been all Hammers since. Lloris made a series of excellent saves to keep it at 1-0 and with the Hammers penchant for failing to see off the game from winning positions (twenty times this season!!!), Hammers fans were inclined to sweat as they searched for the all important second goal.
and then it came - in a carbon-copy of the first goal, Noble broke through on goal and Dawson pulled hime down. Downing stepped up...
Mabe Spurs need to make Sam an offer in order to sort out that awful defence?