EPL: Tottenham collapse, give Chelsea more room to emerge champions

West Ham's Manuel Lanzini right celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium in London Friday

Harry Kane: Tottenham playing best ever football in league

Spurs are four points behind Chelsea in the title race following the 1-0 defeat at West Ham.

"To win a league or a trophy is about key moments".

"Now today it's all about us, we have to do our job". It's not about to play good or bad or run more or less but when you win, you win.

The Lilywhites will host Manchester United in their last game at White Hart Lane, before travelling to holding Champions Leicester City and then relegation threatened Hull City.

"We are missing a little bit but we move on and try to finish the season still fighting".

Kyle Walker was called back into the Tottenham line-up in place of Kieran Trippier and he was caught napping in the sixth minute, with Lanzini racing onto Andre Ayew's raking ball into the space behind the England right-back to drag a shot wide.

The 23-year-old concedes his side's chances of claiming their first top-flight crown since 1961 are now virtually impossible, as Mauricio Pochettino's men only have three games left to play in the campaign.

Grading Premier League teams for their display over the weekend, former West Ham and Fulham star Gale gave Tottenham a B minus and claimed the pressure got to them.

Bilic told Sport Klub that Matic had said in his message: "If you stop Tottenham, I'll take you out to dinner".

What has proved costly for Tottenham are the dropped points in the opening months of the season.

The visitors were uncharacteristically disjointed and blunt against a well-drilled West Ham side, who had a number of chances at the London Stadium.

For all the talk of its lack of atmosphere, as Lanzini smashed home the second-half victor a roar went up like nothing heard at this venue since Mo Farah came down the final straight in 2012. - West Ham have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since December 2015. It's hard to accept that at this moment of the season - a very important moment - and especially in a derby game.

Tottenham's Harry Kane looks dejected during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium in London, Friday, May 5, 2017.

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