HARRY KANE played 45 minutes – but it was West Ham forgotten man Gianluca Scamacca who edged this thriller.
West Ham beat Tottenham in a pre-season friendlyRex
AlamyIt was Ange Postecoglou’s first game in charge[/caption]
Danny Ings opened the scoring with a close-range headerRex
Harry Kane had an unproductive 45 minutesRex
AlamyDivin Mubama doubled West Ham’s lead in the first half[/caption]
GettyJames Maddison made his first appearance in a Spurs shirt[/caption]
The topsy-turvy clash then swung back the other way as sub Scamacca, who rarely featured in the second half of last season, raced through to win the game.
The England striker looked a little rusty with a few heavy touches, which was understandable given he only returned to pre-season training on Wednesday.
But Jarrod Bowen proved to be a thorn in their side – and particularly Sergio Reguilon’s – and it was the England international who set up Ings’ opener.
Bowen swung in a cross to the far post which Ings, brushing off a weak challenge from Reguilon, headed home from close range.
The lead was doubled five minutes later when Emerson Palmieri’s cross flew over Pedro Porro and England youth starlet Mubama headed into the far corner.
Spurs missed chances to halve the deficit when a clever Kane dummy played in Bissouma, who could not beat Lukasz Fabianski, and then Romero miscued a shot when teed up by the Three Lions icon.
Postecoglou swapped his entire team at the break and the switches made a difference.
Giovani Lo Celso netted one back for Spurs in the second halfRex
EPADestiny Udogie headered an equaliser for Spurs[/caption]
Spurs were back on level terms shortly afterwards when youngster Udogie flicked Perisic’s corner into the far corner via a clever header.
Postecoglou’s side were the one creating the vast majority of chances.
But they were undone as Scamacca converted goal No3 for West Ham, from just their fourth shot, as Pablo Fornals’ defence-splitting pass sent through the Italian, who fired past sub keeper Brandon Austin.
Spurs racked up more than 30 shots of their own, with Richarlison having more than his fair share but failing to convert them.
Gianlucca Scamacca came off the bench to net the winnerRex