Defoe (2) & Bale ease Tottenham past West Ham

Tottenham 3 – West Ham 1 (Premier League, November 25, 2012) (Alternative highlights & MOTD highlights.) Spurs forward Jermain Defoe scored a super solo goal just before the interval to put the hosts 1-up. West Ham fell further behind on the hour mark when a lovely dinked pass from Dempsey fed Gareth Bale in the box and the Welshman made no mistake in front of goal. The Irons looked dead and buried when Sandro won the ball on the halfway-line, Dempsey picked up possession to feed Lennon, and the nippy winger eventually laid on a simple chance for Jermain Defoe to score his second. Andy Carroll ended his goal-drought with a header in the 82nd.

GIF: Clint Dempsey’s awesome pass, Gareth Bale’s goal v West Ham

Sam Allardyce not making excuses for loss.

Andre Villas-Boas delight at ending losing streak.

Terrible Video: West Ham fans chant ‘Viva Lazio’ v Tottenham