Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 West Ham
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from back to back defeat to Birmingham City and PSV Eindhoven with a 4-0 drubbing of West Ham in their Premiership encounter on Sunday.
Dimitar Berbatov scored two goals in three minutes to give his side an early 2-0 lead in the first half when Gilberto added the third five minutes from time before Darren Bent completed the rout in the final minute of the game.
It was West Ham who went close to taking the lead in the fifth minute when Paul Robinson parried Freddie Ljungberg's but reacted quickly to deny Dean Ashton from reaching the ball first. Three minutes later Spurs were in the lead when Huddlestone found Berbatov in the box with a great ball from the right flank and the Bulgarian striker made no mistake in scoring his first of the game.
Huddlestone turned provider once again in the 11th minute with Berbatov smashing the ball past Robert Green to double the lead. Huddlestone almost grabbed a goal himself minutes later but his header went inches over the bar while Steed Malbranque narrowly missed the target from four yards out.
Any hopes of a come back by West Ham were quashed a minute before half time when Luis Boa Morte received his second yellow of the match after fouling Aaron Lennon. Tottenham lifted the foot off the pedal in the second half though West Ham failed to put up a fight.
The hosts grabbed a third goal when Gilberto slotted home Pascal Chimbonda's pass and Darren Bent completed the proceedings in the final minute of the match, heading home Alan Hutton's cross.
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