Jose Mourinho's Tottenham beats West Ham 3-2: Highlights

Tune in for live updates from Jose Mourinho's first game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur as his side faces West Ham in the Premier League.

Harry Kane reacts after making it 3-0 for Tottenham Hotspur against West Ham.   -  Twitter @SpursOfficial

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of Jose Mourinho's first game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have travelled to the London Stadium, where they will take on West Ham United.

 

That's a great gesture from the boss. Mourinho patiently waits for his goalscorers, Alli and Son, to finish celebrating with the travelling Spurs fans and congratulates them on the win. Top stuff from Mourinho, top stuff from the Spurs forwards, and three points in the bag - things are looking good if you're a Spurs fan.

Is that a smile or a frown? I can't quite decipher that wry expression but Jose Mourinho's tenure as Tottenham Hotspur manager gets off to a fine start as his side earns a 3-2 win over West Ham United.

90+7' And off goes the full time whistle. Spurs manage to hold on to their lead and take home all three points.

90+6' OGBONNA MAKES IT 2-3 to WEST HAM!!! He converts Snodgrass' corner and the home side is now within sniffing distance of a draw. But there isn't a lot of time left....

90+5' That's a rare display of frustration from Mourinho. I think he's unhappy with a tackle and makes his displeasure very clear. 

90+2' Snodgrass has been relentless. He makes a darting run down the left and and wrestles his way past two men to make room for a cross. He finds Haller in the box, but the latter's meek header is no good.

89' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! It's 2-3 now!  Scratch that, Rice was well offside. Haller's header finds an unmarked Rice at the goalmouth and he scores, but the goal is disallowed.

87' Meanwhile, Mourinho has bigger worries as Sissoko appears to have picked up an injury. He hobbles off the pitch and seems to have hurt his knee.

86' Pellegrini's side is throwing men ahead in search of a late second goal.. oh wait theres been a clash between Snodgrass and Kane. The Spurs captain strikes Snodgrass off what appears to be a body check and Snodgrass doesn't like it. He goes on to push Kane from the back and the two, for really silly fouls, pick up a yellow card each.

82' Okay then, that's three changes in seven minutes for Spurs as Moura comes off for Moussa Sissoko. Mourinho looking to shore up the defence to avoid any last minute slip ups?

79' Mourinho makes another change - Christian Eriksen repalces Dele Alli. Alli had a spectacular game, crafting Son's goal and also played an instrumental role in Moura's goal. Top performance from the younsgter.

75' Danny Rose comes on for Ben Davies and yeah....Mourinho has been denied a cleansheet in his first game as Spurs manager. Doubt he'd be very perturbed by that though, Spurs have looked solid this evening.

74' ANTONIO BAGS ONE FOR THE HAMMERS! He's been a force to reckon with since his arrival in the second half and his efforts have finally bore fruit as he pegs one back for West Ham. Noble collected the ball on the edge of the box and played it for Antonio, who fired a fine toe-poked finish past Gazzaniga.

70' Kane takes a knock to the face! Cresswell takes the freekick and hits it well, straight at Kane in the defensive wall. Kane gets a header away, but seems to have hurt his face. Should we introduce a concussion substitute in football?

69' Antonio has been West Ham's player of the evening. He wins a freekick after making a darting run into the attacking third and Ben Davies picks up a yellow for his foul. Can Antonio Spur his side on?

66' It's a dream start for Mourinho and he seems to have ditched his notebook and pen now. He's prowling around his technical area and looks a lot more at ease, I think. Hey, it's real tough to read the man's face.

64' And that will be Diop's last contribution as he is taken off for 23-year-old Carlos Sanchez. This is Pellegrini's final substitution of the game.

61' West Ham's first shot on target? Antonio fires a ferocious drive from distance, but Gazzaniga has it covered. Meanwhile, Kane has a 1v1 chance on the other end, but is denied by a terrific last-ditch challenge from Diop.

STAT: Harry Kane is now Tottenham Hotspur's outright third-highest goalscorer of all-time with 175 goals, behind only Jimmy Greaves (266) and Bobby Smith (208).

 

55' Second change of the evening for West Ham as Andriy Yarmolenko is replaced by Pablo Fornals.

52' Clearly, Mourinho hasn't resorted to his infamous 'park the bus' tactics. Spurs are continuing to attack and are doing a mighty impressive job at it!

50' Kane in trouble? He's scored the goal but Kane is on the pitch clutching his ankle! And we suspect it's the weaker one...

49' KANE MAKES IT 3-0! It's as easy as it gets. Aurier is given all the time in the world to play a measured cross and Kane scores a fine header to extend Spurs' lead. Mourinho looks happy, but refuses to smile.

47' Antonio wins a freekick and it's a good chance for the home side to create some early pressure. But Snodgrass' freekick is rather tame and the chance is simply wasted.

46' KICK OFF.

Jose Mourinho's first game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur has gotten off to a cracking start as his side holds a 2-0 lead over West Ham. Son Heung-min struck the first goal of Mourinho's era at Spurs, while Lucas Moura found the second. Will the boss want his team to search for more goals or sit back and defend?

45+2' That's the end of the first half and Mourinho has already raced down the tunnel. He's got a speech to make, a first one in a while.

44' "That's the one, that's the one," yells Mourinho from the touchline. Looks like the Special One likes what he's seeing here.

43' MOURA MAKES IT TWO! It's a terrific team goal that gives Spurs a 2-0 lead. Alli does extremely well to keep the ball in play and finds Son, who makes a surging run down the left flank. He squares it for Moura in the box and the Brazilian makes no mistake.

 

38' That's got to hurt! Fredericks makes a horrible challenge on Son and is shown a yellow card straight away. He gets a touch on the ball but completely takes out Son, and could have been shown a red card on another day.  Oh wait... the ref checked with VAR and the yellow card stands.

37' About time that goal came, eh? Spurs have looked the better of the two sides and have finally gone ahead. Alli, who has looked in fine touch, set up Son beautifully. That brings up Son's sixth goal in as many games.

 

36' SONNNNNNNNNNNNNY! Alli plays a great ball for Son and the South Korean dances his way past the defence to bury the ball into the back of the net. And Mourinho likes that - he runs to his assistant, but that's about it. No wild celebrations. Yet.

34' Spurs win a bunch of corners, but can't make a real chance out of them. Winks delivers corner after corner from the left, but Roberto remains alert. Alderweireld has a couple of shots, but can't beat the defence.

30' Spurs have had four shots so far, but the Hammers have managed only one.

 

26' Oh what a chance for the Hammers! Noble plays a delightful lob to release Anderson down the right and he makes a tearing run, but undoes all the good work with a poor pass towards Haller. it appeared like Haller was trying to play a dummy and simply could not stop the ball. Best chance of the game so far for the home side. A pity it wasn't converted.

24' It's one way traffic here and Mourinho's Spurs have called the shots so far. The side has enjoyed 61 per cent of possession and has mounted constant pressure on the West Ham defence. But we have no goals to speak of, just yet.

20' SON! He lets one rip from the left and it takes a slight deflection, but an alert Roberto makes a fine diving save to ensure parity.

18' Aurier makes a clumsy challenge in the box, but manages to clear the danger. Yarmolenko crafts a lovely lob from midfield toward Snodgrass, but Aurier leaps all over him and denies him a header.

 

15' Aaand he's back to his seat. A very mute Mourinho so far. Spurs have looked impressive in the opening quarter of play, while the home side has struggled to create chances thus far.

 

12' Harry Winks curls in a peach of a freekick and Davinson Sanchez nearly gets there, but he's offside. Sanchez clatters into Roberto and the 'keeper takes a tough knock. No yellow card for this one, ref?

11' First booking of the game and Diop picks up a yellow for a seemingly harmless foul on Kane. He tugs at Kane's jersey and yanks at his arm, but doubt that really warranted a booking.

8' West Ham has its first chance of the evening. Yarmolenko whips in a cross from the right, but none of the West ham strikers can connect. That could have very easily have gone in!

5' Mourinho seems pretty, um, not-so-Mourinho like? He's seated on his chair and is yet to make a dash to the touchline. And as I type this Kane is flagged offisde again. Off he goes into Mourinho's little book.

3' GOAAAAAAAAAAAL......offside. Dele Alli plays a delightful through ball to Harry Kane and the striker busts the net, but he's deemed offside. Fine attacking start from Mourinho's Spurs.

1' It's Mourinhio vs  Pellegrini and we have kick off!

The players are on the pitch and Mourinho receives quite the welcome. This should be a cracker of a contest!

Could this be Jose Mourinhi's last managerial posting in England? The Portuguese thinks so! The 56-year-old has penned terms until the end of the 2022-23 season and says he plans on staying in charge even longer and matching Pochettino's longevity.

"I would love to stay many years," he said. "When I say many years, I know realistically how football is. If I could do a Mauricio, five-and-a-half years, it would be amazing."

"So, I'm 56, 61 [after five years at Tottenham]," he added. "Ten more years – Vitoria Setubal, Portugal. It's maybe the last [job in England], yeah." Full story - Mourinho keen to 'do a Mauricio' with five-year stay at Tottenham

The 'Special One' is in the house!

 

Line ups:

West Ham XI - Roberto, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble (C), Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, F. Anderson, Haller

Spurs XI - Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane (C)

PREVIEW

Jose Mourinho will inevitably be the centre of attention as he takes charge of Tottenham for the first time this weekend. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has been charged with rescuing Spurs’ season after this week’s sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, with the club desperate to claw its way back into the top four.

Mourinho won't have the luxury of a honeymoon period. The Portuguese boss has a number of issues to sort out, including addressing the woeful away form -- Spurs have not won on the road in the Premier League since January.

Last season’s Champions League finalist has had a shocking start to the season, languishing in 14th place in the Premier League after just three wins in its opening 12 games.

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With its new stadium to pay for, Tottenham is reliant on Champions League revenue but the outlook is not bright. No team with as low a tally as Spurs have after 12 games -- 14 points -- has ever gone on to record a top-four finish.

Mourinho, often labelled a cheque-book manager, has made the right noises so far, saying at his first press conference he will not demand millions to spend in the transfer market.

“I don’t need players, I am so happy with the players I have, I just need time to understand them better, to know everything about them,” he said. “My gift is this squad, the squad is very, very good,” he added.