Tottenham headed into the game sat 5th in the Premier League, two points behind Newcastle United.
Newcastle lost to Liverpool on Saturday, meaning a win for Spurs vs their London rivals would temporarily put them into the Champions League places, though Newcastle do have a game in hand.
However, Spurs kicked off in north London on the back of two defeats in a row - their last league outing saw them smashed 4-1 by Leicester City.
And with West Ham finally beginning to show signs of improvement in recent weeks, a tough match was expected for the Lilywhites.
At the time of writing, the score remains deadlocked at 0-0 with neither outfit having too much in the way of a big chance.
Jarrow Bowen fired an effort across the Tottenham goal early on and Spurs probably should have had a penalty in the first half after Thilo Kehrer handled the ball.
Following the slow start, Richarlison has come in for some heavy criticism online, with just some of the reaction shown below: