Ian Wright laughs off Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs claims after West Ham United defeat and lauds Hammers striker and match-winner Michail Antonio.

West Ham beat bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur once again on Sunday – this time 1-0 thanks to a goal from Michail Antonio.

West Ham’s in-form number nine Antonio pounced to fire home from an Aaron Cresswell corner as Moyes’s side moved up to fourth place in the table.

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West Ham are a club on the up under Moyes and have had the upper hand in this fixture in recent years.

Moyes’s side produced an organised, dogged and resilient display to took their chance when it came in a match devoid of clear cut chances.

But Spurs boss Nuno raised eyebrows after the game by trying to claim Spurs were the better side at the London Stadium.

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Ian Wright laughs off Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs claims after West Ham defeat and lauds Michail Antonio

That’s despite not having a single effort at goal in the second half while West Ham had several.

Even striker Harry Kane refused to make excuses following Tottenham’s defeat, praising West Ham.

And BBC Match of the Day pundit Wright, a former West Ham striker, laughed off Nuno’s claims when assessing the game – and praised Hammers star Antonio.

 

“For somebody that’s been converted into a striker, he’s pretty difficult to deal with!” Wright said on Match of the Day 2.

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“(Spurs defender Cristian) Romero couldn’t deal with him all day. Causing problems all day with his physicality…

“For someone that’s played in so many positions, he’s really, really good at that centre forward stuff.

“Why wouldn’t you defend with a lot of men!? It’s up to you to break it down,” Wright laughed when Nuno’s comments about West Ham’s style of play were discussed in the studio.

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“He said that he thought they played well (and that) they dominated the ball, yes they’ve got a lot of men back but it’s up to Tottenham to move them around and try and get something going.

“I don’t see what the game plan is. It seems to be a problem.

“He brought on substitutes with six minutes to go, they needed to change something quick (in the second half).”

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Moyes says something he could hear shows how far West Ham have come.

What pathetic Romero did against West Ham totally backfired on Spurs.

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