Tottenham Hotspur Women ended their WSL season in style, scoring two late goals to beat London rivals West Ham 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, writes Jack Hobbs.

Strikes from Beth England, Jessica Naz, and Drew Spence cancelled out West Ham’s superb second-half equaliser from Riko Ueki.

The win brought the end to a positive first season in England for Swedish coach Robert Vilahamn, who led Tottenham to sixth in the league and the club's first FA Cup final.

Despite Tottenham’s backlog of fixtures in the final week of the season, the Swede was proud of his side's achievements.

Vilahamn said: “I think the third goal was the perfect finish for this year. We wanted to make sure we finished on a high. I’m very impressed with the girls. The way they can perform in the third game in seven days and still play this good is really nice to see.

“We’re very pleased with the development but then next year it will be more important that we don’t let the opponent into the game and that we can be dominant and make it 2-0 and 3-0 instead of 1-1.

“I think the best points (total) they ever had was 32 so that’s a good start if you’re looking at it point-wise but that’s not so important to me right now.

"When they signed me as a coach, they said the main thing is you need to create an identity with this team - that we look like a Tottenham team, that we play the Spurs way.

“I hope everyone sees that, I feel like the fans see it, I feel like the media see it, and the players and the staff are with us.

“We play a certain style and also with character. We want to be good people, to take care of our fans and be role models for everyone – there are some really good role models in this group, so the character is really important.”

England gave Tottenham the early advantage, after a rare Mackenzie Arnold mistake, volleying home into the bottom left corner within four minutes.

Vilahamn praised his captain's importance to the side, adding: “She becomes my closet player on the pitch to make sure everything suits the way we want to act and behave on the pitch and to understand the game.

“She’s a very smart person and she can bring that to the rest of the players, instead of me screaming from the sidelines. She can have a huge impact on the pitch and you can tell she’s very smart because she can play different positions on the pitch when I need her.

“She can score goals from the left, from the right and she can still do the work for us. That’s what makes a great character and captain for me. I’m very pleased with how she acts, she’s a pure leader and a world-class player.”

With their first season under Vilahamn a considerable success, next season promises to be exciting for Tottenham fans. With some careful additions over the summer, the Champions League places must be in their sights.