The West Ham vs Tottenham game has been confirmed on the original date set after awful cup exits for the London rivals.

West Ham fans took great glee watching Tottenham Hotspur get knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

Fast forward 24 hours and it was West Ham’s turn to tumble out of the competition, losing 3-1 to a Southampton side with nine changes.

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West Ham were wasteful in the first half and paid the price when they went 1-0 behind to a long range strike from Romain Perraud.

A Michail Antonio tap-in pulled the Hammers level in the second half.

But just a few minutes later VAR adjudged that reported West Ham striker target Armando Broja had been fouled by Craig Dawson in the box and James Ward-Prowse made no mistake from the penalty spot.

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The decision was nothing short of a disgrace with the officials failing to spot a blatant foul on Dawson by Broja in the build-up.

Broja then terrorised West Ham again in the dying moments, waltzing past the Hammers defence and finishing into the far corner.

West Ham, like Tottenham the night before, were simply not good enough, though.

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West Ham Tottenham game confirmed on date set after awful cup exits

The Hammers were facing a potentially historic three weeks which will decide whether they make it to the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, into the quarters of the Europa League and crucial games in the race for Europe via the Premier League.

But David Moyes’s side have fallen at the first hurdle and will now be focusing on the league and Europe.

As a result of both West Ham and Spurs being knocked out of the FA Cup, the scheduled Premier League clash at Tottenham on Sunday March 20th will now go ahead.

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Had one of the teams made it through to the FA Cup quarters then the match would have been moved.

The West Ham Tottenham match kicks off at 2pm and will be a six-pointer in the race for the European spots.

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