Sunday 17 November, 2019

Tottenham finally lose in new stadium, 1-0 to West Ham

West Ham's Michail Antonio, left, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday, April, 27, 2019.

West Ham's Michail Antonio, left, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday, April, 27, 2019.

Tottenham were beaten for the first time in their new stadium, losing 1-0 against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday to hurt their chances of finishing in the Champions League qualifying positions.

Michail Antonio became the first visiting player to score in the recently built Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when he chested down a ball over the defense by Marko Arnautovic and drove a rising shot into the far corner in the 67th minute.

Spurs had won their first four games at the stadium, scoring eight goals in the process.

They are in third place but still within range of fourth-place Chelsea, which are three points back, fifth-place Arsenal, which are four points behind, and sixth-place Manchester United, which are six points adrift.

On Sunday, Arsenal are away to Leicester and Chelsea visit United.

Tottenham came close to snatching a point in virtually the final play of the game, but substitute Vincent Janssen's header was cleared off the line.

Their two remaining league games are against Bournemouth away and Everton at home.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino fielded a strong team ahead of the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Ajax on Tuesday.

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