West Ham United secured their Premier League survival and all but ended arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur’s title hopes as they beat them 1-0 at the London Stadium on Friday night.
Slaven Bilic’s men knew that they could pass the magic 40-point mark and move from 15th position to ninth with a victory, and they did exactly that thanks to Manuel Lanzini’s second half goal which also secured their third consecutive clean sheet.
In what was an incredible atmosphere at the home of the Hammers, Spurs came into the clash looking for a 10th successive top flight win that would have closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to just one point ahead of the Blues’ home clash against Middlesbrough on Monday night, but they left empty-handed.
West Ham fans were quick to give their reaction to the result via social media, and they were understandably ecstatic with the performance of the team and the result against their London neighbours.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Ryan Lee (@ryanleewhu) May 6, 2017
Best game this season ⚒⚒ #COYI
— ???????? (@aaronk__4) May 6, 2017
Still buzzing over that win against Spurs last night! #COYI
— Linards (@ClassicSwarley) May 6, 2017
— Charlie Newman (@charlienewman91) May 6, 2017
Fantastic atmosphere, full of passion and pride. That's what the stadium can sound like and team playing as an actual team. #COYI
— Saff (@dlsaffer) May 6, 2017
Said it so many times. Passion and heart are as vital as the flair players.
In come Ginge and Adrian….. 3 clean sheets on the trot.#COYI
— Pete (@olas2007) May 6, 2017
— Craft Beer Me (@craftbeerninja) May 6, 2017
WHAT. A. NIGHT #COYI
— James Coppin (@jcoppin27) May 6, 2017