Monday 20 August 2018

10-man Spurs hold off West Ham thanks to Harry Kane double

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on September 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Harry Kane admits Tottenham breathed a sigh of relief after holding off West Ham's fightback to claim a 3-2 win at the London Stadium.

Kane's first-half double sent Spurs on their way and Christian Eriksen looked to have wrapped up the points on the hour mark before the Hammers hit back.

Javier Hernandez headed home after 65 minutes and Spurs right-back Serge Aurier was then sent off for a second bookable offence shortly after to make it a nervy finish.

Cheikhou Kouyate reduced West Ham's deficit further with three minutes remaining but Tottenham held on to extend their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions.

Kane told Sky Sports: "Yeah (it was a relief), obviously when you're 3-0 up in a game and you end up going to 3-2 it's always a bit nerve-racking, especially when you're down to 10 men.

"It is a fantastic result away from home, obviously going 3-0 up we would have liked to have seen it out a bit better, but a win is a win and we're delighted with it."

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