Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham wasted chance to keep pressure on Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentine head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the English Premier League match against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Friday.

Manuel Lanzini scored a second half goal to sink Spurs and end a run of nine straight wins.

Meanwhile, league leaders Chelsea face a relatively easy assignment against relegation-prone Middlesbrough on Monday night, where a win would see them take a significant step towards securing Premier League honours.

The visitors could find no way back as ninth-placed West Ham celebrated a signature win in its troubled first season at its new home, turning on the style to foil a Tottenham side usually so energetic and menacing.

West Ham's win over Spurs marks the second consecutive season that Spurs' title hopes have been destroyed by a London rival.

"I like playing against Tottenham and scoring against them", smiled Argentinian midfielder Lanzini.

"We can not deny that a smile came onto our face", he said on Sky Sports.

"Spurs are a top team, I think they'll be the team to beat in a few years". "We had a game-plan, To beat a team like Spurs you also need quality and we showed that". Chelsea now need just six points from four remaining games to seal the title. "It is disappointing with the result, now we wait for the Chelsea result then it's three games ahead to play", Pochettino told Sky Sports. 'We have to wait but are thinking that it will be hard to catch Chelsea. "Now we must try to be ready for the next game".

The switch away from Upton Park to the colossal and less atmospheric London Stadium has contributed to West Ham's woes this year but the place was rocking on Friday - reviving memories of Britain's magical London 2012 Olympics feats.

They nullified the threat of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane with the latter's only real chance forcing a fine double save from home goalkeeper Adrian.

Fans will be hoping Tottenham can add in key areas this summer, as we all know blockbuster transfers can work wonders to create excitement in and around the club.

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