West Ham United made an incredible comeback, scoring a dramatic draw against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Manuel Lanzini scored a spectacular long shot as the Hammers came back from 3-0 to 3-3.
Tottenham, where Gareth Bale was on loan for the first time, appeared to hit all three points after taking a 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-Min.
And the Lilywhites seemed to be out of sight as the match went into the final 10 minutes and West Ham didn’t disturb the scoreboard.
But despite the seemingly insurmountable odds, the Hammers sparked a raging battle.
Fabian Balbuena headed something that was little more than a consolation, but a Davinson Sanchez own goal gave visitors real belief that they could take an unlikely point.
Then, when Tottenham failed to clear a free kick properly in the final minute of stoppage time, the ball fell on Lanzini, who shot a 25-yard missile into the top right corner of the net, ahead of Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. Fingertips, then the bottom of the crossbar.
The dramatic comeback and spectacular nature of the last gasp equalizer has seen the gaming trend on social media, with “WHAT A GOAL” trending after the incredible game in the UK.
The moral of the story came from commentator Peter Drury, who said, “Never anticipate a football game. Never think you know it. Never think it’s over. Never write the script before it is written for you.
“This was supposed to be Bale’s game, it was Kane’s game, it was Son’s game, it was Tottenham’s game. Tear it all up! It’s Lanzini’s game! It’s a 3-3 thriller out of nowhere, West Ham! Out of nowhere!” “
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