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2013-10-06T15:26:00 Updated 2015-02-18T23:49:26

Hammers romp to derby triumph

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 West Ham United
Barclays Premier League

West Ham United recorded their first away win in the Barclays Premier League this season by thumping Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The Hammers had not won at their north London rivals for 14 years prior to this fixture, but they put that record to rest in some style.

Winston Reid opened the scoring from a Stewart Downing corner on 66 minutes, before West Ham added another double in quick time.

Ricardo Vaz Te made it two on 72 minutes before Ravel Morrison netted a fine solo goal to complete the scoring.

It was a remarkable performance and result from the visitors as they jumped up to 13th the table.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce shuffled his pack with his attacking options, as Morrison was pushed into a more advanced position, supported by Downing and Vaz Te down the flanks.

The visitors settled into their new-look line-up quickly too, creating the first chance of the afternoon with eleven minutes played when Downing whipped in a cross from the right and Kevin Nolan looped a header wide of the near post.

Three minutes later Jussi Jaaskelainen was called into action for the first time, but it was a comfortable save for the Finn as he plunged down to his right to save Gylfi Sigurdsson's long range effort.

Andros Townsend was the hosts' most lively player in the opening stages and he drifted in from his station on the right flank before cutting a swerving shot just past the far post.

West Ham were a threat from set plays though, and Reid leapt highest to meet a Mark Noble corner on 33 minutes, but the ball skimmed off his head and wide of the mark.

Townsend almost picked out Defoe with a dangerous cross from the right, but it was West Ham who created the best opening of the first half when, with 43 minutes on the clock, Mark Noble flicked an inventive free kick to Nolan, whose first time shot whistled inches past the far post.

Tottenham struggled to break the Hammers down before the break, but they didn't have to wait long for a clear chance after the restart, as Paulinho played Jermain Defoe in. You would have put your house on the former Hammers man breaking the deadlock, but he shot straight at Jaaskelainen and the Hammers survived.

Jaaskelainen had to tip a Defoe stinger over the top on 52 minutes as Spurs upped the pressure, but West Ham had a response up their sleeves - and what a response.

66 minutes were played when the visitors won a corner down the right, and Downing delivered for Reid to nod goalwards. His header was blocked, but the ball fell nicely for the New Zealander to slam home on the rebound.

The Hammers were in dreamland, and it got even better six minutes later when they doubled the advantage.

Vaz Te was the goalscorer, finding himself one-on-one after receiving a pass from Noble, and although his initial effort was saved by Hugo Lloris, the ball thumped back off the West Ham man and into the net.

It was to get even better as the Hammers notched a third seven minutes later.

Morrison gave yet another glimpse of his talent, picking the ball up on halfway, gliding effortlessly away from his markers, skipping round the last man Michael Dawson and dinking over the helpless Lloris.

The 3,000 travelling fans could hardly believe what they were witnessing, but the scoreboard confirmed the reason for their jubilation as the Hammers recorded their first win at White Hart Lane since 1999.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton (Holtby 81); Paulinho, Dembele; Townsend, Eriksen (Soldado 74), Sigurdsson (Lamela 63); Defoe
Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Chadli, Sandro

West Ham United: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Rat; Diame (Collins 80), Noble (O'Brien 90), Nolan; Downing, Morrison, Vaz Te (Cole 86)
Subs: Adrian, Jarvis, Maiga, Petric

Goals: Reid 66, Vaz Te 72, Morrison 79

Referee: Lee Probert

Attendance: 35,977

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