BEVERLY HILLS, November 23, (THEWILL) – Jose Mourinho got off to a winning start with Tottenham on Saturday as his team secured a nervy 3-2 win over London neigbours, West Ham United, in the early kickoff fixture in the Premier League.
Mourinho surprised many as he chose to leave Christian Eriksen on the bench and got all three points despite a late home fightback by the Hammers.
A first-half goal and assist from Son Heung-min helped set the tone of the day as Spurs ended a miserable run of 12 away Premier League games without a victory.
The South Korea star opened the scoring in the 36th minute and then set up Lucas Moura to get Mourinho’s men up and running, with Harry Kane adding to the scoreline as Spurs climbed to sixth in the table.
However, Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna netted late consolations for West Ham who continued to struggle after a bright start to the season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have now lost six of their past seven Premier League games.