Tottenham’s title bid was dealt with a huge blow on Friday night as the Hammers beat the visitors 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in London.
Manuel Lanzini fired from close range to seal the game 25 minutes before the end, ensuring the Slaven Bilic’s men maintain a top half position on the log.
Tottenham have now given title favorites, Chelsea a breathing space in the title race bid. The White hart lane side will finally be out of the title race if Chelsea beat Middlesbrough at Stanford Bridge on Monday night and then Westbrom next Friday.
This means the Blues will be Champions before the last game of the season.
Slaven Bilic felt a huge relief as this 3 points meant that they are 10 points clear of the bottom three, therefore dispelling any Championship football possibility for the London club next season. The Hammers now sits 9th on the log.
This game has a lineage with the Spurs experience last season, as an Eden Hazard late goal saw an eleventh place Chelsea beat Tottenham to cement Leicester’s status as English Champions. This season, it looks as though the Hammers had to do the damage on Chelsea’s behalf.