Kurt Zouma’s unusual finishing touch helps West Ham peg back Spurs

The fact that Tottenham saw most of the ball came as little surprise. West Ham are built to absorb pressure and the longer this game remained locked at 1-1, the less likely it seemed that David Moyes would tell his side to gamble on chasing the goal that would have tightened their grip on seventh place.

Perhaps Moyes, drawing on that pragmatic streak, wanted to see some proper defending after West Ham’s collapse at Newcastle. It was over to Spurs to provide the incision during a tepid second half and the frustration for Ange Postecoglou was seeing his attack fall short. Pegged back by Kurt Zouma’s equaliser, Spurs did not create enough after Brennan Johnson’s early goal and were unable to draw level with fourth-placed Aston Villa. Manchester United will still see a chance to steal a Champions League spot.

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