9 Dec 2008

Tottenham leapfrog West Ham after derby victory

5:58 pm on 9 December 2008

West Ham United's worries about being relegated from English football's Premier League have intensified after a 2-0 loss at home to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Second-half goals from Ledley King and Jamie O'Hara gave Spurs a deserved victory as they moved above West Ham into 15th.

West Ham have now won just once in their last 10 league games as the pressure mounts on manager Gianfranco Zola.

Meanwhile Blackburn and All Whites skipper Ryan Nelson has come to the defence of new manager Paul Ince, with Rovers sitting second to bottom in the league having lost their past five games.

Nelson says he feels for Ince and the players must take responsibility for errors they simply weren't making under former manager Mark Hughes