West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko stretchered off vs Tottenham

West Ham’s poor start

After an abysmal start to the season, West Ham have finally found their footing under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Hammers would lose their first four league games of the season vs Liverpool, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Wolves.

West Ham would eventually pick up their first win of the season vs Everton and would go on to draw with the undefeated Chelsea.

Pellegrini’s side would then beat Manchester United 3-1 and then lose to Brighton.

West Ham vs Tottenham

So, given they have beaten Man United and drawn with Chelsea, West Ham will have been quietly confident they could have got something out of the game with Spurs.

However, that would not be the case.

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Tottenham dominated the first 45 in terms of both possession and chances created.

Their dominance was eventually rewarded in the 44th minute as Erik Lamela gave them a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute.

Despite West Ham and Marco Arnautovic’s best efforts, the game would remain 1-0.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Andriy Yarmolenko’s unfortunate injury

Perhaps the biggest loss for West Ham vs Tottenham though was the fact Andriy Yarmolenko had to be stretchered off inside the first half.

While the extent of Yarmolenko’s injury is not yet fully known, it does look as though he may be out for a while.

This would be terrible news for West Ham as Yarmolenko was a key reason why West Ham were able to pick up their first win of the season vs Everton.

The forward would score twice vs Everton and also pick up an assist in the Hammers win over Man United.

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