Tottenham beat promoted Nottingham Forest (2-0) on Sunday, Premier League Match 4, while West Ham won away (1-0) against Aston Villa.
Two goals from Harry Kane, who also missed a penalty, against promoted Nottingham, put Tottenham on the right track in the standings. With a goal difference of +6, the Londoners have slipped to 3rd place, between Manchester City (2nd with +8) and Brighton (4th and +4), who have 10 points like them, two lengths behind The Gunners on stream. .
They did not drag things out, Harry Kane scoring with a very strong but well-placed shot in the 5th minute (1-0). Forest then played most of the game but failed to trouble Hugo Lloris, who had only one shot on target.
Tottenham had a chance to go into the break early in the second half with a penalty awarded for handball on the goal line, with Kane going to head home. But the Three Lions centre-forward saw Dean Henderson save his second penalty of the season, after the one against West Ham on the second day (56th).
It was only postponed as Kane took advantage of a huge marking error from Forrest’s players to be on the receiving end of Richarlison’s outside leg cross, and scored the second goal with a diving header (2-0, 81st).
Steven Gerrard was whistled by his public
In another match at the beginning of the afternoon, West Ham, thanks to their first goal of the season, won (1-0) with Aston Villa, thus increasing the pressure on coach Steven Gerrard.
“I’ve been in the game long enough. If you lose three out of four games, that’s not the start the fans wanted and it’s certainly not the start I wanted. Of course I understand them. I have two ears and I hear a lot. I heard the fans’ anger”said Gerrard.
A converted goal from Pablo Fornals gave the Hammers their first three points, who could soon sign Lyon’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. They leave the red zone (16th), ahead of their hosts of the day with the same number of points.