The José Mourinho reign got off to a winning start as Tottenham beat West Ham United 3-2 on Saturday.
Goals from Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane secured Spurs’ first away win in the Premier League since January. What’s more, it was their fourth successive victory at the London Stadium.
Tottenham also won 3-2 at West Ham in 2017/18, similarly going 3-0 up and staving off a late comeback. They followed that up with two more victories at the London Stadium last season, winning 1-0 and 3-1 in the Premier League and the League Cup respectively.
And as pointed out by the Athletic’s James Maw, West Ham’s longest winning run at their stadium is three games, meaning Spurs have somehow bettered the hosts’ record.
Tottenham have now won four in a row at The London Stadium.
West Ham’s longest winning run there is three.
— James Maw (@JamesTMaw) November 23, 2019
Of course, that stat will be amusing to Tottenham fans, but it also emphasises West Ham’s current plight. The Hammers are winless in seven matches under Manuel Pellegrini, and they weren’t able to stop the rot in a game against the club they consider their biggest Premier League rivals.
Pellegrini is now the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, and it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go after failing to motivate his players for the London derby.