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Hugo Lloris played his third consecutive game in the derby, Spurs v West Ham. The game ended 3-1 in favor of Spurs. Defore netted twice and Bale once. Andy Carroll netted for the first time this season for West Ham.
Although there was no clean sheet to show for Lloris’ hard work in goal, the agile keeper could be credited for helping the team secure the win. One of his notables came when Defoe scored the opener and West Ham could have equalized right after, but Lloris was quick to stop the attempted equalizer. Two saves later, it’s Spurs again, this time in the form of Bale with the second goal of the match.
Lloris was a 5 star today. He would have had a clean sheet if was not for the misunderstanding between him and Caulker.
Notable moments via goal.com
25′ Interesting, as a Maiga cross is deflected slightly dangerously by Sandro towards his own goal, but Hugo Lloris is there to gather easily.
61′ That second goal seems to have taken a lot of the sting out of West Ham’s attacks, as Lloris gathers a high ball comfortably under pressure from Nolan.
87′ Heavens above. Carlton Cole is free and sends in a low cross that Lloris manages to gather with Carroll lurking behind him.
92′ West Ham have a corner and there are several flick-ons in the Spurs box but there is Lloris to catch the ball safely
Stats via tottenhamhotspur.com:
Minutes played: 90
Goal kicks: 11
The only upset in this game was the West Ham fans aiming offensive chants at Spurs. FIFA should look into it. According to soccernet.com, the fans were saying:
“Viva Lazio”, “Can we stab you every week” and the name of Lazio icon Paolo Di Canio were heard from the away end during today’s game
This immaturity just four days after a Spurs fan was stabbed before Tottenham’s game against Lazio.
Lloris v West ham: