TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V WEST HAM UNITED
BARCLAYS U21 PREMIER LEAGUE ELITE GROUP STAGE
MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2013
REFEREE: ROB HYDE
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Full time: Tottenham Hotspur U21s 3-2 West Ham United U21s
93 mins: The referee blows for full time and West Ham fall to a narrow defeat. They trailed 2-1 at the break, but started strongly on the game's resumption and levelled through Wellington Paulista, only for the home side to snatch another goal straight away and take the points. We'll have reaction later on whufc.com
Another piece of Development Squad news today is that our home Barclays U21 Premier League Elite Group Stage fixture with Manchester United on Friday 1 March will now take place at the Boleyn Ground.
92 mins: Fanimo shows quick feet to beat his man and is felled just outside the box. Moncur's delivery is headed behind for a corner, which comes to nothing and Spurs survive.
89 mins: Fanimo wins a corner down the right, Moncur's delivery isn't dealt with convincingly by the goalkeeper, but Spurs clear after a scramble.
88 mins: Lee finds Bywater down the right, but his cross is held comfortably by the goalkeeper. Time running out for West Ham now.
86 mins: Jordan Spence plays a lofted pass forward, Elliot Lee latches on to it and attempts to lob the goalkeeper, but his shot lands on the roof of the net. End to end stuff.
85 mins: Ceballos tries his luck from 25 yards, but his shot goes careering into the side netting.
84 mins: Tom Carroll tries to free Jon Obika, but Hammers keeper Larkin races off the line to smother the danger.
82 mins: Play swings to the other end and Lletget moves the ball forward for Moncur, who shrugs off the defender and shoots for goal, but the keeper parries his first effort and Moncur's rebound effort is blocked. Close.
81 mins: Callum Driver passes the ball down the line for Wellington Paulista, who is dispossessed and Spurs counter, but the shot wide goes wide of the goalkeeper's right hand post.
79 mins: West Ham change, Bywater replacing Nasha.
78 mins: Jordan Spence darts down right and he tries to get a cross away but, under pressure, the ball just beats him to the by-line. Goal kick.
73 mins: Moncur is over a free-kick 25 yards from goal. His low drive crashes into the wall, before Lletget pounces on the rebound, only to see his effort roll safely into the the keeper's arms.
71 mins: Spurs very nearly wrap things up, as Obika tees up Kane, whose firm drive has Larkins at full stretch but goes wide of the post.
69 mins: GOAL! Against the run of play, Tottenham edge ahead for the third time. Ceballos'cross is met by Gallifuoco, whose towering header crashes off the underside of the bar and into the net.
66 mins: Agonisingly close for West Ham. Lletget slides in Paulista and though his shot is not the cleanest, the ball looks destined for the far corner, but dribbles the wrong side of the post.
65 mins: Lee collides with Frazer Shaw and it's the goalscorer who comes off worse. Good news, however, he's back on his feet and is able to continue.
62 mins: Back come Spurs. Fryers fizzes a ball across the face of goal, but neither of Spurs' frontmen are able to apply the telling touch.
59 mins: West Ham are in the final third again. Fanimo attempts an intricate one-two on the edge of the box but the chance is snuffed out.
57 mins: GOAL! And it had been coming! The Hammers are back on terms for a second time. Lee's near-post centre picks out Paulista and he stabs home in style. It's his second goal in two starts for the Development Squad.
55 mins: There's no respite here for Spurs. Fanimo's cross is met by Lee and though his initial effort is blocked, the ball lands kindly at his feet. His volley, however, is wayward.
52 mins: West Ham go close yet again. This time it's Paulista who is wearing the anguished expression as his right-footed drive goes past the post.
49 mins: The Hammers are rampant just now. Moncur's centre finds Lee, but he nods over the bar.
46 mins: We're back underway, no changes of personnel at the interval. West Ham are so, so close to scoring a second! Paulista brilliantly flicks into the path of Lee, who is desperately unfortunate to see his effort come back off the post.
45+1 mins: Referee Rob Hyde brings the first-half to a close. As you might expect, Spurs look a potent attacking force at home. But having levelled matters, the Hammers will be hugely disappointed not to be all square at the break.
45 mins: GOAL! Parity is short-lived to say the least as Kane restores Spurs' advantage. His drive from 25 yards arrows into the top corner, Larkins well beaten.
43 mins: GOAL! The Hammers are back on level terms. Fanimo plays in Lee and just as he did in the FA Youth Cup, Lee dispatches a crisp strike which beats Miles and nestles in the back of the net, via the inside of the post.
41 mins: Obika surges into the penalty area but is well marshalled by Ruddock, who wins the ball and smashes a clearance up field.
38 mins: The hosts are forced into an early change, as Fredericks cannot continue. He's replaced by Nathan Byrne.
36 mins: Spurs' Fredericks crosses from the right, but has subsequently pulled up and is now receiving treatment. The Hammers are able to counter and the excellent Lee curls narrowly wide of the right-hand post.
34 mins: Meanwhile, at the other end, Fanimo's corner is partially cleared, before Moncur fizzes a ball into the near post. It's easily dealt with and Spurs clear their lines.
32 mins: It's very nearly two as Kane drives forward from halfway and with no challenge in sight, he elects to try his luck, but his strike is just over Larkins' goal.
28 mins: GOAL! The home side snatch the initiative as Harry Kane gets to the by-line, before squaring to Obika. He has time to pick his spot from no more than six yards and makes no mistake, slotting comfortably past Larkins.
26 mins: Shaw crosses from the left for the visitors and though it hangs ominously in the air, the home 'keeper plucks it out the sky.
25 mins: Lee darts down the left wing, before cutting inside on to his right foot. His strike is a good one but it's a foot or two over the bar.
23 mins: West Ham win a throw-in deep in Spurs territory. Wellington hooks a cross high into the penalty area, but the wind takes hold and it sails high over the bar.
20 mins: Spurs work a short corner into Ceballos whose dangerous-looking centre hits Pelly Ruddock, who inadvertently, and rather fortunately, diverts the ball into the arms of Larkins.
17 mins: Elliot Lee wins a free-kick for the Hammers, it will be George Moncur to swing it in. Sadly his centre is overhit and flies harmlessly over a crowded penalty area and behind for a goal-kick.
16 mins: Ceballos tries to slip the ball in behind to Obika, but Jordan Spence is in the right place to make a timely interception. The Hammers up against it just now, but defending manfully in less than helpful conditions.
15 mins: Dean Parrett tries his luck from all of 25 yards and though Larkins is clearly concerned, the ball, wind assisted, flies over the angle of post and bar.
12 mins: Spurs pouring forward again and this time it's Ceballos who whips in a cross from the right but Pelly Ruddock climbs highest to clear the danger.
9 mins: Tom Carroll swings in a free-kick from the left and though West Ham struggle to clear, the linesman comes to their rescue, raising his flag for offside.
8 mins: Massimo Luongo makes inroads down the right-hand side and his centre narrowly evades Jonathan Obika in the middle.
5 mins: Nick Haycock's men have made a decent start here, enjoying plenty of possession in the Spurs half. Not much in the way of chances just yet though.
2 min: Spurs number 7 Ceballos cuts in from the right but shoots straight at Jake Larkins in the West Ham United goal.
12:00pm: It's West Ham who get us underway, with the Hammers attacking the goal to our left. Paulista attempts to find Lee, but goalkeeper Miles races off his line to smother.
11.57pm: The players out and we're moments away from kick-off at a decidedly windy Bulls Cross. Could make for an interesting game!
11.45pm We've had confirmation of the West Ham United starting XI for this afternoon's game.
West Ham United: Larkins, Driver, Shaw, Spence, Ruddock, Moncur, Lletget, Nasha, Paulista, Lee, Fanimo. Substitutes: Bywater, Howes, Miles, Onariase, Mavila.
Tottenham Hotspur: Miles, Fredericks, Fryers, Luongo, Gallifuoco, Veljkovic, Ceballos, Carroll, Obika, Kane, Parrett. Substitutes: Stewart, Priestley, Byrne, Bostock.
Good morning and welcome to Bulls Cross, Enfield, for today's Barclays U21 Premier League Elite Group Stage featuring Tottenham Hotspur against West Ham United.
Nick Haycock's side are bidding for a second win in as many trips to north London, following last Monday's 2-0 success at Arsenal. Debutant Wellington Paulista and Matthias Fanimo both struck inside the first half an hour to send the Hammers home from London Colney with all three points.
It was the Hammers' first contest in the Elite Group, owing to two postponenments in a week, with their visit to Manchester United and a home clash with Liverpool both falling foul of the weather.
This afternoon's fixture is the third of four successive home fixtures for Tottenham, who have thus far collected four points from their two league outings. Spurs, who sit second in the Elite Group, kicked off proceedings with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, before a 2-2 draw with Southampton.
This will be the sides' first meeting of the campaign, after both teams topped their respective groups in the first phase of the competition. We should have team news for you very shortly and there will be live text updates from midday.