Last Updated: 25/11/12 6:04pm
It's all over at White Hart Lane, and Tottenhan are clear and deserved winners here. 3-1 the final score and that result sees Spurs swap league positions with West Ham, moving up to seventh.
The corner comes to nothing for The Hammers, and Spurs counter, with Jaaskelainen saving Bale's low effort.
West Ham go close to pulling another back but Reid's header from Tomkins' flick on is deflected over for a corner.
Jaaskelainen makes an impressive double save, first denying Defoe his hattrick and then Bale's bootom corner bound strike.
Sandro is in a lot of pain and looks like he will have to come off after hurting himself tackling Diame.
West Ham pull one back and as Spurs fail to clear their lines. A miscommunication between Lloris and Caulker results in O'Brien chipping in a nice cross for Carroll, who beats Walker in the air and heads across goal.
Spurs continuing to stride forward, but their next attack comes to an end with Walker's effort from the right hitting the side netting.
Bale runs towards the West Ham box, before passing to Defoe and continuing his run. Defoe tries to play it back into his path but doesn't connect properly.
They may be three up but the hosts aren't holding back and come close again with Dempsey's cross/shot ending just wide of Jaaskelainen's right post.
Bale threatens again with a powerful run into the box, but he takes one touch too many and loses possession.
Cole makes a promising run on the right wing for the visitors, but loses control of the ball and Spurs pick up the loose ball.
Carroll turns and has a shot for The Hammers but it is close down and Spurs counter. Lennon runs with the ball at great pace but his ball through to Defoe is poor and West Ham are able to recover.
McCartney hoofs the ball forward for Carroll, who claims, but the referee blows his whistle for an off the ball challenge by Cole on Caulker.
A chance for 4-0 as Walker delivers the cross for Defoe, but the striker can't connect properly and Jaaskelainen is not troubled.
Jarvis finds Nolan with a low pass from the left side of the box. The Hammers captain has to turn awkwardly but his strike is a good one but flies just over.
Sandro slides in well to win the ball in the middle of the park and Spurs break at an electric pace. Dempsey and Lennon combine well, with latter providing Defoe with an easy tap in to make it 3-0. Great football by the home side.
Tomkins is furious Defoe is not booked for his badly timed challenge on the centre back. They do have a chance to put the ball into the area though..
Bale scores with a good finish past Jaaskelainen to double Spurs' advantage. Dempsey with a nicely chipped assist.
Dempsey goes desperately close to scoring Spurs' second as his powerful drive from outside the area thumps the crossbar.
Nolan is onside as he recieves the ball and runs towards goal. He tries to square it across to Jarvis but Lloris is sharply off his line to smother.
Good skill from Bale sees him free on the left to deliver a cross. His delivery is good but McCartney rises well to deny Lennon a shooting opportunity.
Tomkins makes an important block on Defoe's shot to concede the corner. From this, the ball is passed to Sandro on the right wing but his cross is wasteful and it goes out for a goal kick.
West Ham enjoying a nice little spell now, and are forward again following Carroll's poor effort a moment earlier.
At the other end of the pitch, Jarvis forces a save out of Lloris after good work by Carroll and Nolan in the build up.
Spurs now with a corner which Bale puts into the six yard box but it is headed away. Spurs continue to attack but Bale's header is an easy catch for Jaaskelainen.
That goal means Spurs are now 1/5 to see out the victory in the second half, with West Ham very much unfancied at 16/1. The draw is available at 4/1. Defoe will be full of confidence after that strike, and you can get him at 9/2 to score the next one too. Visit www.skybet.com to place your in-play bets.
On the balance of play, probably a justified scoreline at the break, but West Ham will feel aggreived as their performance had improved from a shaky start.
The first half ends with White Hart Lane in triumphant mood following Defoe's cracking goal just before the break. Spurs leading 1-0 at the break.
The deadlock is broken as Defore scores a magical goal, cutting in from the right wing, before running past several West Ham players and hitting a powerful strike past Jaaskelainen from 30 yards out.
An exciting passage of play sees first West Ham attack with O'Neil's cross cleared as far as Nolan, but his shot is well closed down by Sandro. Spurs then counter with pace but Lennon's shot from distance goes wide.
A bit of space opens up for Huddlestone and he tries an ambitious shot at goal, but it is still rising. Goal kick.
Bale tries to take matters into his own hands but a good run is followed by a poor effort which doesn't trouble the target.
West Ham convert the free kick from their own half into a corner with Lloris flapping away the loose ball. The continue to threaten from the corner but Tottenham are able to eventually clear.
Nolan chases Jaaskelainen's long ball upfield and seems to win a corner off the legs of Dawson but a goal kick is given instead.
Carroll again wins the header from a long ball but can't quite guide it to a team mate and the attack peters out.
Reid searches out Carroll from a deep position. The target man flicks the ball on for Maiga but Lloris rushes out to grab the ball first.
Diame fouls Sandro again, but a quick free kick doesn't quite work out for Spurs and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Lennon troubles McCartney with his pace on the right wing, but the left back does well to stay with him and tackle to concede a corner. He has hurt himself in the process though.
Sandro is penalised for a foul on Carroll, allowing West Ham the opportunity to pump the ball into the box.
Another chance for Spurs goes begging as Dempsey's shot is saved by Jasskelainen. This has been a good, attacking start from the home side.
Bale goes mightily close to opening the scoring, picking the ball up in the middle of the park and running towards goal, before powering a fierce strike which hits the underside of the bar. Great effort.
Spurs move the ball around well inside West Ham's half and almost have a chance on goal but Defoe's return ball to Bale is cut out.
Nolan tries an early shot to suprise Lloris but he doesn't connect well and it is easy for the France captain to hold.
The cross is cleared to Huddlestone, but the midfielder mishits his shot and it travels harmlessly wide.
O'Brien recieves an early booking for an ugly challenge on Bale. Good free kick position on the left now for Spurs.
Sandro nicks the ball off Diame in midfield before releasing Defoe through on goal. The angle is tight thought and Jaaskelainen is able to catch.
Carroll is involved in some good passing by West Ham in the Tottenham half, but O'Neil is caught offside to end the attack.
Dempsey picks out Defoe with a nice pass and the forward sets his sights on goal but fires high and wide.
It's hard to tell which team will come out on top today but I am going to back the home side. There is no doubting the fact that Bale's performance is absolutely vital for Spurs today and I think he is going to deliver. 3-1 Tottenham with Bale opening the scoring (40-1!).
Michael Dawson starts his first Barclays Premier League of the season as Tottenham look to end their recent slump. William Gallas drops to the bench and Hugo Lloris retains his place in goal after his midweek heroics against Lazio. Mousa Dembele starts among the substitutes. West Ham name the same XI that drew with Stoke on Monday, but Matthew Jarvis is deemed fit enough for a place on the bench.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Huddlestone, Sandro, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Defoe. Subs: Friedel, Gallas, Naughton, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Carroll
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney, Maiga, Diame, O'Neil, Noble, Nolan, Carroll. Subs: Spiegel, Jarvis, Cole, Taylor, Collins, Demel, Moncur
Tottenham are odds-on favourites at 4/6 to beat Sam Allardyce's West Ham at White Hart Lane this afternoon. The Hammers currently sit above Spurs in the Premier League table but are 4/1 for victory here, with the draw available at 14/5. Jermain Defoe has scored in four of his last seven League games for Tottenham against West Ham and we have price boosted him to score first from 7/2 to 4/1. Visit www.skybet.com to place your bets on the match.
Welcome to White Hart Lane for the coverage of this afternoon's Barclays Premier Leage clash between Tottenham and West Ham. Spurs have not had the start they would have hope for in the league, currently eigth, while The Hammers are flying high in seventh following their promotion from the Championship. Should be a cracker. Team news coming right up so send your thoughts and predictions on the match ahead to firstname.lastname@example.org