West Ham started well and Marko Arnautovic had endless space down the left flank but his finishing was wasteful and his crosses wayward. The Hammers were forced to change tactics in the 27th minute when Michail Antonio limped off injured and replaced by Carroll, who arrived to a tremendous welcome by home fans. Kane often worked both flanks to try and find openings, but opportunities were rare until the 34th minute. Christian Eriksen and Alli combined again, only for Kane to dive full length onto's Alli's cross to fire in a powerful header. Kane then added a second four minutes later. Jan Vertognhen sent Alli scampering clear, but his shot was blocked by Joe Hart, only for it to fall to the Kane drive home. West Ham's early confidence seemed to evaporate and Kane inspired Tottenham's third with a 30-yard angled free kick. The ball rocketed off a far post, was whipped in again by Aurier, only for the it to bounce off Angelo Ogbonna and land sweetly for Eriksen to score. To their credit, Hammers staged a decent recovery with Javier Hernandez scoring following a 65th-minute corner and then twice later had Hugo Lloris at full stretch. Cheikhou Kouyate scored with a powerful header from sub Arthur Masuaku's 87th minute cross to give West Ham further hope against 10-man Tottenham but Kane had done the damage much earlier.
Hammers manager Slaven Bilic said: “Mixed emotions about the game. We played as well as I have seen them, we had chances, but didn't take them. Until their first goal we were there. “Then Antonio went off, they scored, we lost our shape. They scored another before we got it back. "Kane? Best compliment I can give him is we played with three centre-backs and they had very good game, but still Kane was lethal. He decided the game. He is one of the best strikers in the world. He held the key to this game." #westham #whu #premierleague #irons #hammers #londonstadium #london #tottenham #spurs #slavenbilic #joehart #josefonte #ogbonna #obiang #masuaku #adrian #andycarroll #antonio #chicharito #marknoble