Premier League: West Ham beats Spurs to climb into the top 4

West Ham United claimed fourth spot in the Premier League as goals early in each half by Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard earned it a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham's Vladimir Coufal with manager David Moyes after the team's match against Tottenham Hotspur.   -  Getty Images

West Ham United claimed fourth spot in the Premier League as goals early in each half by Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard earned it a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Its seventh win in its last nine league games moved West Ham two points above Chelsea in a mounting challenge for a Champions League spot while Tottenham has slumped to ninth.

Antonio gave West Ham the perfect start when he fired past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris in the fifth minute.

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When Lingard doubled West Ham's lead in the 47th minute with a goal initially disallowed for offside but awarded after a VAR check it looked like a comfortable win for David Moyes' side.

But Lucas Moura's header gave Tottenham a lifeline and it pressed hard for an equaliser with substitute Gareth Bale lashing a shot against the crossbar.

West Ham had another lucky escape in stoppage time as a Vladimir Coufal clearance deflected back off Son Heung-min and struck the post.

Tottenham had 19 goal attempts to the four of West Ham but was unable to prevent a fifth defeat in six league games.

Leicester goes second with 2-1 win over Villa

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored quick-fire first-half goals as Leicester City notched up a 2-1 win away to Aston Villa to go second in the Premier League table, with third-placed Manchester United set to face Newcastle United later on Sunday.

Maddison put Leicester into the lead in the 19th minute, picking up a pass from Barnes before curling a low, bouncing shot into the bottom corner, and Barnes made it two by lashing a rebound from a Jamie Vardy shot high into the net four minutes later.

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Villa struck back three minutes into the second half as Matt Targett's cross was helped on by John McGinn. Bertrand Traore was on hand to drill the ball into the net but, with playmaker Jack Grealish missing due to injury, the home side struggled to create chances as Leicester held on.

The win sees Leicester move past Manchester United and into second on 49 points, seven behind leaders Manchester City and three ahead of United. Aston Villa is eighth on 36 points.