Spurs will lose Kane if they don't win something this year - Sherwood

Faith Castro
September 24, 2017

Anyone looking for a riskier play could take Tottenham -1, I think Spurs will cover the handicap.

We didn't muster a shot in anger, didn't come near to trouble their goalkeeper, defended woefully, were tactically inept, and should - and would, had West Ham not stopped playing in the second half - lost by six or seven.

And on not conceding a goal in the month of September, the West Ham manager said: "It is good".

"Despite their poor start to the season, West Ham have picked up since the global break, picking up four points and back-to-back clean sheets".

Of players to have scored at least 10 Premier League London derby goals, only Thierry Henry (114 mins) has a better average minutes per goal ratio in these fixtures than Harry Kane (120 mins).

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Spurs were given a late scare as Javier Hernandez headed home and Serge Aurier, making his first Premier League start, was dismissed for two bookable offences, with Cheikhou Kouyate thumping home a header to make a third win of the season hard-earned for Spurs.

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"He deserved all the praise and our decision (paid off) to be courageous and give him the possibility to play in a club like Tottenham when you fight for big things".

Spurs rested a number of key players in their Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley midweek, including Harry Kane and Cristian Eriksen. What predictions will West Ham create for the powerful Tottenham? For the Hammers, Andy Carroll is available at 3/1 odds.

More dropped points at their temporary home during a 0-0 draw with Swansea City last weekend leaves them now five points adrift of the leading Manchester clubs, and that is a gap they can not allow to grow much bigger.

File image of Mauricio Pochettino. "We were fighting for the Premier League".

The warning signs, though, were there for West Ham in the 24th minute when Aurier was sent clear on the right by Moussa Sissoko.

Going on recent form, Saturday's London derby promises to be a close game, with West Ham unbeaten in their last three and Spurs unbeaten in their last five in all competitions. Their defeat to Chelsea and draws with Burnley and Swansea have left them trailing Manchester City and Manchester United and they don't want to drop too far behind those two teams, who have looked very impressive in the opening weeks.

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