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Lennon scores winner as Spurs stay top

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  • Tottenham make it three wins from three games with 2-1 victory at West Ham
  • Aaron Lennon scores winner for Tottenham who top English Premier League
  • Jermain Defoe equalizes opening goal for West Ham by Carlton Cole
  • Chelsea beat Fulham 2-0 to join Tottenham on nine points
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(CNN) -- Aaron Lennon scored a superb late winner as Tottenham Hotspur maintained their 100 per cent record in the English Premier League with a 2-1 away win at West Ham.

Lennon celebrates his timely late winner for Tottenham at West Ham.

Lennon celebrates his timely late winner for Tottenham at West Ham.

The England winger cut inside before beating Robert Green with a fierce shot just inside the far post.

Carlton Cole gave West Ham the lead with a superb 49th minute strike but was at fault five minutes later as his back pass was latched on to by Jermain Defoe who duly scored the equalizer.

Lennon's 79th minute goal wrapped up Tottenham's third win of the season, having beaten Liverpool on the opening day of the season before thrashing Hull 5-1 in midweek.

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Tottenham were later joined on nine points after three games by Chelsea, who beat Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage.

Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba scored the decisive goals for Chelsea, who are only edged at the top on goal difference by Harry Redknapp's resurgent side.

Tottenham had the better of the early play at Upton Park and Croatian playmaker Luka Modric set up Ledley King for a chance which hit the crossbar on the half hour mark.

At the other end, Carlo Cudicini had to come out sharply to block Cole, but the England international broke the deadlock four minutes into the second half with an unstoppable volley after being set up by Luis Jimenez.

But Cole was to turn from hero to villain very shortly as his back pass from the halfway line turned into a perfect through ball for international teammate Defoe who lashed past Green for his sixth goal in four games this season for club and country.

Both teams had penalty appeals turned down before Lennon took advantage of a slip by Jonathan Spector to unleash a drive into the far corner.

In the other Premier League game on Sunday, promoted Burnley followed their 1-0 win over Manchester United by beating struggling Everton by the same scoreline at Turf Moor.

Wade Elliott scored Burnley's winner after 34 minutes, while Everton, beaten 6-1 by Arsenal on the first day of the season, missed a chance to equalize from the penalty spot as Loius Saha fired wide near the end.

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