West Ham United were eliminated in the Carabao Cup Wednesday night by Tottenham in a 3-1 loss to their hated rival.
The Hammers actually looked pretty decent the whole game but a lack of finishing ability and some bad defense saw the boys in Claret and Blue lose.
Son Heung-Min started the scoring off for Spurs after Angelo Ogbonna deflected the ball into the South Korean’s path. Son was off to the races and easily rounded Adrian to slot home.
West Ham looked dangerous for much of the game but Michail Antonio couldn’t find touch on his shots or passes. One in particular saw him decide to shoot rather than square up Chicharito for an easy goal.
Chicharito gave West Ham a few good chances but Paulo Gazzaniga saved a number of them.
Nine minutes after half-time Son scored again. Arthur Masuaku was in perfect position for an interception but jumped out of the way and deflected the ball right to Son who again slotted past Adrian.
West Ham had 11 corner kicks in the match and soon after Son’s second goal Lucas Perez was able to get a head on a Robert Snodgrass corner and bring the game to 2-1.
The Hammers continued to look like they’d even the score but apparently Antonio couldn’t hit a barn wall if he was standing inside the barn. Fernando Llorente headed home a corner kick that sealed West Ham’s fate.
The loss sees the end of Manuel Pellegrini’s first shot at silverware at West Ham. The Hammer’s played well against Spurs B squad but were nowhere nearly clinical enough to pull off the win.
Issa Diop, Declan Rice, Grady Diangana, Robert Snodgrass, and Marko Arnautovic all turned in good performances but the likes of Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku, and Felipe Anderson all played poorly.
West Ham will need to build on the good things tonight and come out swinging against a tough Burnley on Saturday.