Tottenham beat West Ham on late goals

London, March 5:

Tottenham scored in the fifth minute of injury time to win 4-3 at West Ham on Sunday and deny the Hammers’ vital points in their fight to avoid relegation.

Carlos Tevez had scored his first goal for West Ham and set up two more as the last-place team led 2-0 and then 3-2 in the 85th minute before conceding two late goals. Dimitar Berbatov made it 3-3 with an 88th-minute free kick and, with the match a minute over the signaled four minutes of injury time, Tottenham counterattacked. West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green could only push Jermain Defoe’s shot into the path of unmarked substitute Paul Stalteri, who put the ball into an empty net.

The Hammers and Watford each have 20 points from 29 games, with West Ham trailing on goal difference. Charlton has 24, six fewer than 17th-place Manchester City.

Tottenham moved up to eighth place with 42 points, five fewer than fifth-place Bolton, which lost 2-1 to visiting Blackburn on Sunday. Benni McCarthy scored two penalties to put Blackburn 2-0 ahead before Wanderers replied through Nicolas Anelka in the 87th.