Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United – Game Report – October 18, 2020


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Tottenham Hotspur vs.  West Ham United - Game Report - October 18, 2020

(EFE) – A goal in added time by Argentine Manuel Lanzini awarded West Ham in London (3-3) and frustrated Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, who wasted an income of three goals on the day of Gareth Bale’s debut, which seven years later he returned to the ranks of the spurs on loan from Real Madrid.

David Moyes’s outfit spoiled the party. The clash looked like a landslide and ended with a disappointing draw for Tottenham, which is moving away from the lead held in the Premier by Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

The recital offered by the Spurs in the first half turned into a nightmare in the final stretch of the crash.

Tottenham’s superiority was overwhelming in the first half, capitalized on the connection between Harry Kane and Korea’s Son Heung-Min.

At a quarter of an hour, Mourinho’s team, who had beaten Manchester United (1-6) the previous day and Maccabi Haiffa in the Europa League (7-2), already seemed to have the game sentenced.

In the minute of the game, a long pass from Kane enabled Son, who made a hole and inside the area he executed a shot that surpassed the Polish Lukasz Fabianski.

Seven later the roles were reversed. Son handed the ball to Kane, who in the crescent looked for space and made a low shot that hit the net.

In 16 the local team scored the third. In an internship of Sergio Reguilón that culminated headlong Harry Kane.

He slowed down afterwards. Apparently sentenced the crash, it was time for Gareth Bale. The Welshman, called up for the first time but who started as a substitute, replaced Dutchman Steven Bergwijn in the 72nd minute.

The situation that the match took prevented a festive moment for the Spurs and their fans, who in the final stretch saw the victory slip away.

Everything started to change at ten from the end. A lateral free kick by Aaron Cresswell was finished off by Fabian Balbuena with a header. In 88, a cross from Czech Vladimir Coufal was brought into the net by Colombian Davinson Sánchez, who scored in his own goal while trying to clear.

And in added time, after Bale had a great chance with a house-brand play, Lanzini’s goal came. The Argentine picked up a ball outside the area and his shoe slipped through the squad of the goal defended by Frenchman Hugo Lloris.

West Ham had the prize of faith. For the first time, Jose Mourinho squandered a three-goal lead and the chance to place second in the Premier, behind Everton.


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