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Son scores twice against West Ham as Spurs progress

Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min celebrated his 150th appearance for Tottenham with two goals as they eased past West Ham in the Carabao Cup.

Fernando Llorente's left-footed volley confirmed Spurs passage to face north London rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals, after Lucas Perez had pulled one back for West Ham with a header.

But it was South Korea international Son who stole the show, sweeping Dele Alli's deft pass into the top corner to open the scoring.

Son then extended Tottenham's lead in the second-half, rounding West Ham goalkeeper Adrian after capitalising on a mistake from defender Arthur Masuaku.

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez was the only Tottenham player to start from the side that lost to Manchester City in the Premier League on Monday.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino will have been encouraged by the performances of Christian Eriksen and in particular, Alli, who played a prominent role in Tottenham's opening two goals on his first start since the club's third-round win over Watford on 26 September.

While West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini named a strong side after saying he was taking the competition "very seriously", it proved a difficult evening for the hosts.

At times the purposeful running of wingers Michail Antonio and academy product Grady Diangana threatened to unlock the Spurs defence but West Ham's end product lacked precision.

Antonio got into good positions but was twice denied a first half equaliser by visiting goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

And it was only when the Hammers went two goals down, and introduced Marko Arnautovic, that they briefly looked capable of engineering a revival.

But while Perez's header raised the roof inside the London Stadium, West Ham were unable to repeat last term's EFL Cup heroics, when they came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Tottenham.

Son ends barren run - the stats

  • Spurs have reached the League Cup quarter-final for the first time since 2014-15, when they eventually lost in the final to Chelsea.
  • West Ham have lost consecutive competitive matches against Spurs for the first time since February 2013.
  • West Ham's Lucas Perez has been directly involved in five goals in his six games in the League Cup (four goals, one assist).
  • Son Heung-min scored his first goals for Spurs since March, ending a run of 19 games in all competitions without a goal.
  • Spurs' Son Heung-min has been directly involved in five goals in his last three games in all competitions versus West Ham (three goals, two assists).

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 24Fredericks
  • 23Diop
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 26Masuaku
  • 14ObiangSubstituted forPérezat 58'minutes
  • 41Rice
  • 8Felipe AndersonSubstituted forSnodgrassat 45'minutes
  • 45Diangana
  • 17HernándezSubstituted forArnautovicat 59'minutes
  • 30Antonio

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 7Arnautovic
  • 11Snodgrass
  • 27Pérez
  • 50Powell
  • 54Coventry

Tottenham

  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 24Aurier
  • 21Foyth
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 8Winks
  • 12Wanyama
  • 20AlliSubstituted forNkoudouat 63'minutes
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forSkippat 84'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forSissokoat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Vorm
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 17Sissoko
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 47Marsh
  • 52Skipp
  • 53Eyoma
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
50,270

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Issa Diop.

Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Christian Eriksen.

Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko replaces Fernando Llorente.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Issa Diop (West Ham United).

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Lucas Pérez (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Juan Foyth.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou.

Attempt saved. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Grady Diangana (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou replaces Dele Alli.

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United).

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Juan Foyth.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Marko Arnautovic replaces Chicharito.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Lucas Pérez replaces Pedro Obiang.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 0, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Grady Diangana (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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