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Tottenham dealt huge title blow as West Ham secure victory in London derby

West Ham dealt Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes a massive blow as Manuel Lanzini’s second-half strike earned the Hammers a 1-0 win at the London Stadium.

Spurs conceded their first league goal in more than eight hours when Lanzini latched onto a loose ball inside the box after 65 minutes.

The winner, which also ended Spurs’ nine match winning streak, came after the visitors spurned a number of opportunities to take the lead, with Adrian denying both Harry Kane and Eric Dier in the first half.

West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring against Tottenham.

West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring against TottenhamReuters

In truth, however, West Ham were by far the better side on the night and had more than just the one opportunity to make the scoreline a more just reflection of their dominance against a nervy Spurs.

The result leaves Tottenham four points behind Chelsea, who will look to stretch their lead at the top when hosting Middlesbrough on Monday.