West Ham hit back to hold unbeaten Tottenham
West Ham hit back from a goal behind at London Stadium to hold Tottenham, who maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs have won three and drawn two of their five games so far and stay in third place, but saw the two sides above them – north London rivals Arsenal and champions Manchester City – both claim victories on Wednesday.
Spurs thought they had a penalty when Peter Bankes pointed to the spot for an Aaron Cresswell handball, but after a lengthy check by VAR and having watched the incident on the pitchside monitor, the referee overturned his decision.
The visitors did break the deadlock in the first half through Thilo Kehrer’s own goal – the German sliding in and diverting the ball into his own net following Harry Kane’s low cross.
Michail Antonio curled a delightful strike against the post before West Ham deservedly levelled in the second half courtesy of Tomas Soucek, the Czech confidently converting from Antonio’s clever flicked pass.
Club record signing Lucas Paqueta was introduced for his Hammers debut after the hour mark despite not having trained with David Moyes’ men since signing from Lyon.
The best opportunity for a winner fell to Pablo Fornals but the Spaniard flashed his first-time shot over from 12 yards, while at the other end Kane’s scuffed volley was gathered by Lukasz Fabianski.