Mourinho Debuts at Spurs With 2-3 Win at West Ham

Jose Mourinho in 2018. Photo by Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Jose Mourinho’s tenure at the helm of Tottenham Hotspur got off to a bright start after the Spurs’ 2-3 win over West Ham United at Olympic Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mourinho, who was hired by the club after the dismissal of long-time manager Mauricio Pochettino, broke a road winless streak for Spurs that dated back to January, winning three crucial points that allows them to get back into the race for Europe.

Despite the final score, Spurs completely controlled the game until very late. Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura each notched a goal just before halftime to put Tottenham up 2-0.

Their lead was extended just after the game got back underway, with Harry Kane scoring a header from a Serge Aurier cross, his 175th goal as a Tottenham Hotspur player.

West Ham got a goal back in the 73rd minute with a Michail Antonio strike, and they were able to draw within one as Angelo Ogbonna scored again in extra time just before the final whistle blew. However, the game was over at this point, with Spurs celebrating a confidence-boosting victory.

Mourinho’s next task is an important Champions League clash at home with Olympiakos on Tuesday. A Spurs win would guarantee them a place in the knockout stage of the competition.