West Ham fell to a bitterly disappointing 2-0 loss at Spurs which raised serious concerns once again for David Moyes.
Our Hammers went into the fixture on a relatively positive run of results, and looked confident from the off, with a solid display which created optimism that a positive result in north London could be achieved.
Although clear cut chances for either side were wanting, it was showing that felt if West Ham could see half time all square, it could set up an exciting second half to push for the victory.
Spurs ending the half on the front foot however, and despite looking comfortable for the majority of the first period, it was a slight relief when the whistle blew to signal the break.
The opportunity was there for Moyes and his players to cease a nervous Spurs and go all out for the much needed win – sadly though the very opposite occurred.
West Ham started nervously and disorganised, especially at the back, with Spurs suddenly being gifted vast opportunities as Moyes’ side rattled.
Then just 10 minutes into the half the hosts lead, with Emerson Royal slotting in from close range following some shambolic defending to set the tone for the rest of the game.
West Ham looked lost and out of ideas, as the hosts simply took control of proceedings with Moyes looking on and unable or wiling to change the system.
Spurs were dominant and our Hammers looked defeated, and it was sealed when Son scored the second to send a worrying message that West Ham are a doomed side.
Besides a missed free kick from Benrahma and a tame shot from Bowen, West Ham lacked any real threat – producing an alarmingly poor second half performance that simply has raised questions that need answering.
Moyes was fully aware of the importance of this match, and the showing after the break has alarm bells ringing loud again over what the game plan was.
West Ham are now firmly in a fight for survival in the Premier League on this showing, yet are lacking any real fight.