West Ham United saw a second straight London derby road victory slip away late, conceding two goals to Harry Kane in the latter stages to lose 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane Saturday evening.
Kane converted the winning penalty in stoppage time past new Hammers No.1 goalkeeper Darren Randolph, after substitue Havard Nordtveit fouled Son Heung-Min in the box. To make matters worse for manager Slaven Bilic and West Ham fans, Winston Reid was sent off for a second yellow in the last seconds of the match after elbowing Kane from behind and getting into it with referee Mike Dean.
Kane's second goal came after his 89th minute tap in finish, after Randolph parried a cross from the impact sub Son into the England forward's path.
Argentine number ten Manuel Lanzini's 68th minute penalty kick goal gave the Hammers a 2-1 lead, and it appeared that score would stand for West Ham. Lanzini's penalty came when Spurs forward Vincent Jassen was whistled for pulling Hammers captain for the night, Winston Reid. The New Zealand centerback, who is second in line to the suspended captain Mark Noble, put on another fine display of defensive leadership and play before his sending off.
The Hammers took the lead in the 24th minute, as Michail Antonio both scored his latest headed goal and provided his latest goal celebration move. Antonio's tally came off a corner, in which Cheikhou Kouyate's own deep header hit off the crossbar, ricocheting to Reid, who reacted first to the rebound and crossed into the box to find a darting Antonio for the match's opener.
Motivated by manager Mauricio Pochettino's halftime talk, Tottenham came out of the second half blocks strong and found an equalizer, albeit in some controversial fashion. Vincent Jassen appeared to hand ball a cross from Danny Rose, then proceeded to hit a fierce shot at new Hammers No.1 keeper Darren Randolph. The Irish netminder did well to save but could not keep out 20-year-old debutante Harry Winks from leveling the match 1-1 with a simple, close finish.
But all of those past events in the game will seem like weeks ago, as West Ham capitulated three points and any result with a 6-7 minute meltdown. And they will have no time to feel sorry for themselves, as a visit to Old Trafford against Manchester United next Sunday, without Reid, is next on their schedule.