Harry Redknapp's side made it seven wins in their last eight matches against the Hammers as West Ham's recent progress came to an abrupt halt at White Hart Lane.
'We lost, in my opinion, to one of the best teams in the country,' said visiting manager Gianfranco Zola.
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The price of a battling point against Chelsea and vital win overPortsmouth were hamstring injuries for Scott Parker and Herita Ilunga,who both left the field within 20 minutes yesterday.
There is no truth in the reports that Ilunga suffered friction burnsfrom Aaron Lennon bursting past him. He didn't get close enough forthat to happen in the short time he faced the flying winger.
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