Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow after a 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United on Sunday.
Spurs went into the game six points adrift of West Ham in fourth after the Hammers claimed a 3-2 win over Leicester City earlier in the day.
Tottenham did take the lead through Son Heung-min late on in the first half after Edinson Cavani had seen a goal ruled out following a VAR review.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were back level on 57 minutes as Fred swept the ball home after Hugo Lloris had palmed away a Cavani effort.
Cavani did get on the score sheet as he headed home from close range with just over 10 minutes remaining. The Uruguayan striker nearly headed into his own net soon after but fortunately for Cavani the ball hit the woodwork, and Mason Greenwood made sure of the points in injury time after latching on to a superb pass from Paul Pogba.
United are 100/1 to win the Premier League outright and are now 11 points behind league-leaders Manchester City with a game in hand after Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a surprise loss to Leeds on Saturday, while Spurs may need a perfect end to the season if they are to force their way into the top four and qualify for the Champions League.
The Hammers moved back ahead of Chelsea and into fourth with a 3-2 win over the Foxes earlier in the day.
Jesse Lingard scored a first-half double, taking his tally to eight goals in nine Premier League games since joining West Ham on loan from Old Trafford, and Jarrod Bowen appeared to put the game beyond doubt early in the second half.
Leicester hit back though as Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the final 20 minutes but the Hammers managed to hold on for the win.
West Ham now sit fourth with 55 points, one ahead of Chelsea immediately below them and just one adrift of Leicester in third.
In the early kick off Newcastle United gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a comeback 2-1 win at Burnley.
The Magpies are now six points clear of Fulham in the final relegation spot and they have a game in hand.