Spurs lost to their London rivals three times last season, but the Lilywhites got revenge on Saturday with a last minute Eric Dier goal enough to seal all three points in a hard-fought game against the Hammers.
The two sides met in the same fixture back in May in the penultimate game of the 2013/14 season with West Ham victorious on that day.
The Hammers won the game 2-0 courtesy of a Harry Kane own goal and a Stewart Downing free-kick, and Spurs had a man sent off inside the first 30 minutes on that occasion too as Younes Kaboul saw red in the 29th minute.
Kyle Naughton was sent off for handballing a goalbound Kevin Nolan effort on Saturday, but Spurs made sure that they did not suffer the same fate under their new manager, and 'the Pochettino effect' saw the club get off to the ideal start.
|2013/14||Goals||Goals Conceded||Total Scoring Att||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Total Tackle||Total Yel Card||Total Red Card|
|Tottenham Hotspur (Vs West Ham)||0||2||12||387||295||28||4||1|
In the away meeting last season, Spurs recorded 12 shots with just three on target and completed 76% of their passes.
Their discipline under Tim Sherwood on that day was poor as they picked up four yellow cards and one red, committing 16 fouls during the game.
|2014/15||Goals||Goals Conceded||Total Scoring Att||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Total Tackle||Total Yel Card||Total Red Card|
|Tottenham Hotspur (Vs West Ham)||1||0||10||482||386||19||0||1|
Their performance on Saturday under very similar circumstances - playing for much of the game with ten men - was much improved in a short space of time, and Pochettino has already changed the way the club play in a short space of time.
The biggest difference was that Spurs won the game this time around, but they were more clinical throughout the game and despite picking up a red card, they were more disciplined all round under Pochettino, as they did not pick up a single yellow card, and committed 10 fouls.
They recorded 10 shots on Saturday, with four on target and completed almost 100 more passes in the game.
Spurs' passing accuracy on Saturday was 82% - a six percent increase from the game in May and Pochettino's emphasis on maintaining possession and staying disciplined is already being shown by the Spurs players.
West Ham did also go down to ten men, and that made the game more open for Tottenham late in the second-half, but in just one game Spurs look to be in better shape than they were at the end of the last campaign.
Pochettino will hope to make it two wins from two when Spurs entertain Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon, but the club travel to Cyprus to take on AEL Limassol in the Europa League play-off first-leg before that on Thursday.
How high can Tottenham finish under Pochettino this year?