West Ham ensured their Premier League survival with a 2-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur back in 2014.

In May 2014, West Ham ended their poor run of form against Spurs with a 2-0 win at Upton Park.

The Hammers were in cruise control for most of the game with their opponents reduced to ten men.

Here is how that game went.

The line-ups

Sixth-placed Spurs lined up with some big stars in their starting line-up.

Harry Kane was up front and the likes of Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen played too.

West Ham deployed their usual 4-5-1 formation under Sam Allardyce.

Adrian started in goal behind a back four of Guy Demel, Winston Reid, James Tomkins and George McCartney.

Mark Noble and Mo Diame played in central midfield with Stewart Downing and Matty Taylor on the wings.


Up front was Andy Carroll with Kevin Nolan in the number 10 role behind him.

Red card

Stewart Downing was charging through on goal when Younes Kaboul fouled him. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

West Ham’s task of picking up some points was made easier when Younes Kaboul was sent off.

The French defender was given his marching orders for a last man foul on Downing.

And that was just 25 minutes in.

The goals

Stewart Downing scored West Ham’s second goal with a free-kick. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

West Ham wasted no time taking the lead. From the free-kick that followed, Carroll rose highest and headed towards goal.

The ball deflected off Kane, who was credited with the own goal, despite Carroll trying to claim it.

Kane was immediately replaced by Vlad Chiriches but he could not prevent West Ham from doubling their lead just before the break.

This came from another free-kick. Downing lined it up and threaded the ball through a gap in the wall to double the Hammers’ advantage.

The game finished 2-0, although it could have been more if Lloris had not had a fine game between the sticks.

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