West Ham defeat leaves Spurs boss Pochettino disappointed

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Tottenham's hopes of winning the Premier League title were all-but ended on Friday night when they lost 1-0 away at West Ham.

Manuel Lanzini's second half strike ensured West Ham the points, and indeed their Premier League status, as well as nearly certainly putting pay to Tottenham's title hopes in the process.

Mauricio Pochettino on West Ham stadium: "I have a very good relationship with [Bilic] and he is a great guy as well as a very good manager".

"We're still fighting, we're disappointed with the result", the 45-year-old told Sky Sports after the game.

Grading Premier League teams for their display over the weekend, former West Ham and Fulham star Gale gave Tottenham a B minus and claimed the pressure got to them.

"We managed to bring it back to four points but after today, it's almost impossible, but we will give it everything for the last three games", added the 23-year-old England global.

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Tottenham will next take on Manchester United on 14th May in what will be the north London club's last ever game at White Hart Lane. They played deeper with five-four-one. They had nine wins in a row, you have to play really well. We miss a little bit of fluidity to play in possession and move the ball quick and try to find the space and break them down.

A goal by Manuel Lanzini in the 65th minute was all that West Ham needed to dent Tottenham Hotspur's title ambitions and to extricate themselves totally from the zone of relegation.

Few people in either camp would have foreseen any other outcome, either, with West Ham limping towards the finishing line of what has been a torrid season. "I'm calm on the touchline, focused on the game to help the team". "With Mousa we lose and we win with different players".

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"Slaven Bilic has my full backing".

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