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Spurs lead West Ham through Kane and Alderweireld

Alli and Kane celebrate Tottenham's first goal against West Ham. Credit: Reuters

Harry Kane continued his impressive goalscoring form in a Tottenham shirt by giving his team the lead against West Ham at White Hart Lane.

The England striker smashed the hosts in front from close range after 22 minutes, with his seventh goal in five matches for Spurs.

Kane has now scored at least once in his last five matches for Mauricio Pochettino's side in all competitions.

Ten minutes after Kane's opener, centre-back Toby Alderweireld leapt above Andy Carroll to double Tottenham's lead from a corner, and give West Ham a mountain to climb.

Roy Hodgson is watching from the stands. Credit: Reuters
Give Kyle Walker some water and he'll keep you entertained for hours. Credit: Reuters


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West Ham's Payet facing three months out

West Ham have been dealt a massive injury blow with the news Dimitri Payet could be ruled out for three months.

The French midfielder has been a major factor in West Ham's fine start to the season following his £10.7million summer move from Marseille.

Payet has hit five goals in 14 appearances this season. Credit: PA

But Payet, who has hit five goals in 14 appearances, suffered an ankle injury after a challenge from James McCarthy in the 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday.

And Jack Sullivan, the son of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan, revealed the extent of the 28-year-old's injury on Twitter.

He wrote: "Sadly Payet will be out for about 3 months! Huge miss for the team. How the Everton player didn't get sent off amazes me!!"

Ecuador forward Enner Valencia was also injured against the Toffees with the club awaiting the results of a scan on his ankle problem.

West Ham's Sakho ruled out of Everton clash

Sakho won't be fit to play West Ham. Credit: PA

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been ruled out of Saturday's home game against Everton through injury.

Manager Slaven Bilic revealed the Senegal international has suffered a rupture in his thigh, which also forced him to miss last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Watford.

However, Bilic expects Sakho, who has scored five goals this season, to be fit in time to face Tottenham in a fortnight.

"Sakho is out," said Bilic. "It is not a major thing.

"He did not get injured in training but after training, before the Watford game, he felt something.

"Unfortunately it is a small tear, a rupture in his thigh. The prognosis is he will be back for the game after the international break.

"It's a setback as he is a very important player to us. He dictates the rhythm of the game a lot, with his pace, quality and determination and the way he harasses defenders. "

"It's a blow, for sure. But it's not a major setback."


Bilic brushes off Allardyce's comments on West Ham striker

Slaven Bilic has brushed off Sam Allardyce's criticism of Andy Carroll and claims the striker is totally focused on getting fit this season.

Carroll has been criticised by Allardyce in his new book. Credit: PA

In his autobiography, being serialised in The Sun, former West Ham boss Allardyce questioned Carroll's dedication during his injury-hit spell at Upton Park.

But Bilic insists the 26-year-old, who has made three appearances since finally overcoming a long-term ankle injury, has been a model professional this term.

"I did not have to become West Ham manager to know about Andy Carroll," said Bilic.

"I heard about that before, that sometimes he got injured because he was not totally dedicated to being a footballer.

"From my first day, he was injured. But the way he was working - in six to eight weeks of struggle that was boring and not ideal and not fun - he did it as a great professional and now we are expecting big benefits out of that.

"Those stories are definite, there is something behind them, they are true. It is very rare that people are making up stories.

"There is something there, but it looks much worse. I don't want to comment on the stories.

"He's been out a few times, but his rehabilitation and training, especially in that period, was top class."

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