Away specialists Tottenham mark Premier League first with West Ham victory

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Mauricio Pochettino's side edged out the Hammers at the London Stadium to stretch their winning run on the road at the start of the 2017-18 season

Tottenham may still be struggling at Wembley, but they have achieved a Premier League first on the road following victory over West Ham.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have built much of their success in recent years on an enviable home record.

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They have, however, been forced to vacate White Hart Lane while the iconic venue undergoes redevelopment.

Spurs have looked a little homesick at times but they are flourishing on their travels, with a 3-2 derby win over the Hammers on Saturday seeing them set a new benchmark.

Since the Premier League era began in 1992-93, this is the first time that Tottenham have opened a campaign among the elite with three successive victories.

They made hard work of securing that record against West Ham, as they came close to throwing away a three-goal advantage.

A brace from Harry Kane and a record-setting effort from Christian Eriksen had put the visitors in complete control at London Stadium.

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Javier Hernandez, however, pulled one back to galvanise the Hammers and Cheikhou Kouyate set up a tense finish after Spurs had seen Sergie Aurier sent off.

Tottenham will remain on the road for their next two outings – a Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday and a Premier League trip to Huddersfield on September 30.

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