Tristan plays in reserves defeat

Diego Tristan has got his first competitive 45 minutes under his belt for West Ham United in a reserve derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

The Spanish striker was an unused substitute for Gianfranco Zola's first team on Saturday away to Middlesbrough and will hope to be in contention for this weekend's visit of Everton. He had a lively half, playing at the centre of a 4-3-3 with Daniel Kearns and Kyel Reid looking to support whenever possible. In a tight contest, chances were at a premium but he did get one shot away late in the half - only to see it blocked and receive a kick to his foot in the process.

Tristan made way at half-time to be replaced by Balint Bajner, fresh from his hat-trick for the Under-18s at the weekend. Kyel Reid was perhaps the most impressive of the visiting players but the home side - prompted by Adel Taarabt, Hossam Ghaly and Kevin-Prince Boateng - proved too strong. Charlie Daniels scored both Spurs' goals in the space of six second-half minutes. The first was a close-range tap-in after Street had parried Boateng's header and the second on the hour was a drive from distance.

Tottenham Hotspur: Sanchez, Stalteri, Gilberto, Maghoma, Dervite, Ricardo Rocha (Mtandari 46), Fraser-Allen, Ghaly, Taarabt (Hutton 46), Boateng, Daniels
Subs: Butcher, Hutchins, Berbiche,

West Ham United: Street, O'Neill, 'Gala, Spence, Widdowson, Kearns, Harvey, Reid (Lee 77), Lopez, Stokes, Tristan (Bajner 46, Edgar 86)
Subs: Loveday, Brooks, Grasser