Victory for Tottenham Hotspur Against West Ham as Visitors Survive Late Comeback

West Ham United's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at The London Stadium, in east London on September 9, 2017. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham survived a late fight back from West Ham to move into third place in the Premier League.

In-form striker Kane fired the visitors into a two goal lead before half time, marking seven goals in six outings against West Ham and a total of 21 in 29 Premier League outings against all the London clubs combined, the Daily Mail reports.

Kane was inches away from a hat-trick for the second time when he hit a 59 minute free-kick against the post but barely a minute passed before midfielder Christian Eriksen claimed a third for Spurs, as he slipped in Serge Aurier's deflected cross.

However, five minutes later West Ham claimed a goal back through Mexico forward Javier Hernandez, who headed in from close range.

Twenty minutes from time and Tottenham were down to ten men, after defender Serge Aurier was shown a second yellow card for a late tackle on forward Andy Carroll.

West Ham pressed forward, and claimed another goal back three minutes from time when Cheikhou Kouyate blasted in a ball from substitute Arthur Masuaku.

Tottenham held on to claim their third consecutive league victory, and consigned West Ham to their fourth league defeat this season.