Hello and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham’s first pre-season friendly of the summer against West Ham.
Now in Australia on the first leg of their summer tour, Ange Postecoglou will take charge of the Lilywhites for the very first time after taking the Spurs hotseat at the start of June.
Brought to the club as Tottenham look to return to playing the attacking and entertaining football the club is known for, all eyes will be on Postecoglou’s side to see exactly how they fare against the Hammers.
New signings Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison and Manor Solomon could all feature, with the likes of Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso set for a second chance under the Australian after their time away from the club on loan last campaign.
While this will be Tottenham’s first game of pre-season, West Ham have already played twice after beating Boreham Wood 4-1 and Perth Glory 6-2 in the past eight days.
Tottenham correspondents Alasdair Gold and Rob Guest cover the match with all the build-up and action as it happens on the pitch and reaction from supporters and media.
Scroll down for all our latest updates from Optus Stadium.
12:18 p.mAlasdair gold
Another Tottenham chance
A nice bit of play from Spurs with quick passing before Sarr teed the ball up for Emerson who volleyed over.
12:14 p.mAlasdair gold
11 changes for Spurs
It’s all change and there’s an early chance for Spurs as Richarlison gets it through, but Perisic can’t quite get it on target under pressure.
12:04 p.mAlasdair gold
Here are our first half Spurs player ratings
You can find our Spurs player ratings from the first half by going right here.
West Ham led 2-0 at the break.
Another Tottenham opportunity
Spurs are playing great football. Kulusevski plays in Reguilon who lays it off to Solomon but his effort is saved. He appeared to be taken out after his shot, but nothing given.
More Spurs chances
More Spurs chances. Kulusevski finds Tanganga who shoots across the six-yard box. Kane sends it back, but Romero can’t stick it home.
That would have been such a good goal. Bissouma played the ball to Skipp who put it behind and Kane stumped it for Bissouma to run on but his shot was tipped wide by the keeper.
Quick move from Spurs all the way from the back which ends with Maddison finding Solomon and he cuts inside and curls a shot that Fabianski pushes out. Soon after, Maddison saves a header from a Porro cross.
11:41 amRob Guest
Manor Solomon in action for Tottenham during the pre-season game against West Ham.
Mubama doubles the lead for West Ham as he heads home unmarked from a short corner.
Spurs were completely asleep and the striker expertly converted Emerson’s cross.
West Ham take the lead through Danny Ings.
The front man is in good position at the back post to head home Jarrod Bowen’s cross from the right.
Bowen gets a hold of Reguilon but his shot is blocked by Tanganga.
West Ham chance
First opening on goal for West Ham, but Tanganga is on hand to stop Mubama’s effort to test Vicario.
Another Spurs chance as Solomon finds Kulusevski’s run but his shot is saved by the keeper.
First chance goes to Spurs as Reguilon plays in Solomon who lays the ball into Skipp’s run. He takes a touch on the move and his shot is saved by Fabianksi.
You can see Postecoglou’s influence
You can already see the Postecoglou instructions. Bissouma splits the central defenders to get the ball and Reguilon gets right inside the midfield.
11:07 a.mRob Guest
We’re in action at Optus Stadium in Perth!
The teams are now heading back in after warming up at Optus Stadium.
We are a matter of minutes from kick-off.
Ndombele is absent
Tanguy Ndombele is one of seven players missing from today’s matchday squad to take on West Ham.
Although it is not yet clear why exactly he has missed out on the squad, the French midfielder picked up a knock in training on Monday before continuing to play.
You can watch that moment by clicking right here.
Confirmed West Ham XI
And here’s how West Ham line up against Tottenham:
Confirmed Tottenham XI
Tottenham XI: Substitute; Leek, Rosemary, Tanganga, Reguilon; Skipp, Freeman, Madison; Solomon, Kane, Kulusevski
Substitutes: Austin, Whiteman, Emerson, Sanchez, Udogie, Davies, Sarr, White, Devine, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Lo Celso, Richarlison
Young people who want to impress
A handful of Tottenham youngsters could potentially get their chance to impress Ange Postecoglou in today’s pre-season friendly against West Ham.
As a number of changes will be made to ensure players get minutes in the tank, academy stars such as Alfie Devine and Dane Scarlett could be unleashed by the new boss.
Here are the six youngsters Tottenham fans need to keep an eye on.
The start of a whole new era
Tottenham Hotspur have made it clear that fans need to brace themselves as the Ange Postecoglou era kicks off today.
Based on his success and the style of football he implemented at Celtic, it could be a ride over the coming years.
Behind the scenes in Perth
Ange Postecoglou and his Tottenham squad are very busy in Perth as their pre-season preparations ramp up.
With soccer.london present in Australia for the summer tour, Alasdair Gold has given an insight into what is going on behind the scenes, including the Harry Kane situation and Daniel Levy’s exchange with Postecoglou.
Journalists pick Tottenham XI vs West Ham
So who should be in Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham XI to take on West Ham?
Our reporters have named the sides they would like to see the Australian selection take on the Hammers in Spurs’ first friendly of the summer.
Five things discovered during training
Our man Alasdair Gold was at the WACA in Perth on Monday night as Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham side trained in front of 6,000 fans.
You can find out what happened in the session right here.
What to watch out for in today’s friendly match
There is plenty for Tottenham fans to look forward to in today’s friendly as Ange Postecoglou takes charge of Spurs for the very first time.
Click here to see what many supporters will be watching.
Every word from Son
Son Heung-min also joined the Spurs boss in a preview of the West Ham game.
Click here to see what the South Korean had to say when he faced the media.
Every word from Ange
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou spoke to the media on Monday to preview this summer’s friendly against West Ham.
Discussing Harry Kane’s future, transfers, Hugo Lloris and much more, you can read the full transcript of the press conference by clicking here.
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against West Ham in Perth, Australia.
Stay with us over the next few hours as we bring you all the latest ahead of kick-off at 11 a.m.