Even though goal mouth action hasn’t been exactly free-flowing, both sides are putting in committed, organised and energetic displays – as you’d expect from a clash involving two local rivals separated by just one position and three goals in the Premier League table.
Well, make that five goals actually, because Lilywhites favourite Harry Kane of the Lane opened the scoring with a short-range rocket into Adrian’s net on 23 minutes, leading to a chorus of ‘He’s one of our own’ swirling around White Hart Lane, and team-mate Toby Alderweireld followed up around ten minutes later, latching onto a Christian Eriksen corner to head past the Hammers’ No.1 for the second time in quick succession.
Needless to say, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Premier League fans in general have all had their say on social media. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter:
Tottenham: Have scored more goals from set-piece situations (8) than any other team in the Premier League this season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 22, 2015
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 22, 2015
Yes! Cracking finish from Kane, but the goal was made all the better by the fact that he totally mugged off Jenkinson. #COYS
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) November 22, 2015
Alderweireld has been class so far. Might have to keep his name ready to just copy and paste from now on…
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) November 22, 2015
Alderweireld does that every single game. Only scored two, but creates havoc with near-post runs. #THFC
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) November 22, 2015