This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium.


West Ham shot up to fourth in the Premier League table on Sunday with an amazing 2-1 win against Tottenham at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard scored early in each half to see the Irons move within one point of second-placed Manchester United.

Lucas Moura’s 64th-minute header led to a barrage of late pressure from Jose Mourinho’s Spurs but West Ham’s defence stood firm and managed to see out a massive three points in what has been a stellar season for David Moyes and his men.

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We’ve asked our panel of West Ham Super Fans to name their man of the match from the win over Spurs but with so many strong performances across the pitch, there wasn’t really one man who stood out head and shoulders above the rest.

Declan Rice, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Lukasz Fabianski were all named by the Super Fans, which suggests that the overall defensive performance was one to be proud of.

Here is what they had to say:

Mark Smith (@ironworks68)

Talkin’ West Ham (@TalkinWestHam)

Annette Smith (@Annette46557317)

Bobby (@Bobby27590293)

Andrew Bushell (@Andy_Bushy67)

We’re not surprised to see such a mixed reaction to asking who was the man of the match on Sunday because there were so many players that could have been chosen.

You could make a strong case for anyone in Moyes’ defence, which withstood so much pressure in the final half an hour to see the game out and make another dent in Spurs’ woeful season.

For us, Rice was someone who’d be worthy of winning the man of the match award.

He made a match-winning block late on and according to stats by WhoScored, made four tackles, three clearances and three interceptions.

No player, on either side, won more tackles than the England international, who was an absolute brick wall at times for the Hammers.

In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has hailed the club’s ownership for their transformation in the last year.


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