3 Mar 2016

Tottenham squander chance to go top of EPL

11:22 am on 3 March 2016

Tottenham have squandered the chance to move to the top of English football's Premier League, beaten 1-nil at London rivals West Ham

Michail Antonio celebrates scoring a goal for West Ham.

Michail Antonio celebrates scoring a goal for West Ham. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

West Ham shocked the visitors in the seventh minute when Michail Antonio got in front of Nacer Chadli on the near edge of the six-yard box and headed home a Dimitri Payet corner.

Spurs, who needed a win to go top, were aiming for a seventh successive league victory for the first time in almost 50 years but lost their first league match since mid-January.

Arsenal's title hopes took another heavy blow after a 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea that gave the visitors' Premier League survival hopes a big boost.

At Anfield, Liverpool crushed Manchester City 3-0.

Fourth-placed City now sit 10 points behind league leader Leicester.

While Manchester United defeated Watford 1-0 to remain fifth but they move level on points with fourth-placed City who have a game in hand.

Stoke City dented Newcastle United's hopes of avoiding relegation with a 1-0 win.