Jose Mourinho begins Tottenham Hotspur reign with deserved win over West Ham United

Jose Mourinho begins Tottenham Hotspur reign with deserved win over West Ham United

Jose Mourinho has begun his stint as Tottenham Hotspur manager with a deserved 3-2 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium.

Goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane put Spurs 3-0 ahead after 49 minutes, before Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna netted late consolation efforts for the Hammers.

However, regardless of the scoreline, Spurs were dominant for the most parts of this London derby as Mourinho witnessed his new players put in a much-improved performance after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino.

While Spurs move up from 14th position to sixth spot in the Premier League standings, West Ham remain in 16th spot after a fifth defeat in six top-flight outings – a run which leaves Manuel Pellegrini fighting to keep his job.

Mourinho took the opportunity to move Eric Dier into midfield and hand a recall to Moura, and the pair both played their part as Spurs dominated the early stages in East London.

WEST HAM UNITED (4-3-3): Roberto; Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop (C.Sanchez 64′), Cresswell; Snodgrass, Rice, Noble; Anderson (Antonio 46′), Yarmolenko (Fornals 56′), Haller

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies (Rose 75′); Dier, Winks; Moura (Sissoko 82′), Alli (Eriksen 79′), Son; Kane