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Late West Ham comeback stuns Spurs

Late West Ham comeback stuns Spurs

West Ham performed a sensational late comeback to beat Tim Sherwood’s Spurs by 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

It represents West Ham’s second win away at Spurs this season, following the surprise 3-0 drubbing back in October. 

The first half was was dominated by the home side but in truth was a bit of a drab affair with both teams just managing only one shot on target.

Spurs took the lead in the second half when Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first goal since May with a superb volley following a cross from fellow striker Jermaine Defoe.

West Ham made three changes, bringing of Ravel Morrison, Modibo Maiga and Mohamed Diame as they looked to change the game back in their favour.

The Hammers levelled the match with ten minutes to go when Matt Taylor found Matt Jarvis on the left side of the area who then smashed in past Lloris in the Spurs net.

West Ham continue to push for the winner and it was with five minutes from time left when one of the substitutes Maiga grabbed the winner when he headed in from fellow substitute Diame’s right-wing cross.

Spurs came out hunting for an equaliser and West Ham’s deputy goal keeper Adrian did well to save getting down low to claw out Gylfi Sigurdsson’s shot from 10 yards.

It was West Ham who had a great chance to extend their lead in stoppage time when they raced clear on the counter attack before the match winner Maiga crashed an effort against the cross bar.

West Ham will face Manchester City in the semi finals.

Tottenham Hotspur
25 Lloris
02 Walker
03 Rose (Fryers – 62′ )
19 Dembélé
15 Capoue
06 Chiriches
07 Lennon
22 Sigurdsson
18 Defoe
10 Adebayor  (Holtby – 78′ )
17 Townsend (Chadli – 73′ )

Substitutes:
09 Soldado
14 Holtby
21 Chadli
23 Eriksen
24 Friedel
35 Fryers
43 Fredericks

West Ham United
13 Adrián
17 O’Brien
08 Rat
18 Diarra  (Morrison – 79′ )
19 Collins
03 McCartney
10 Collison
14 Taylor
24 Cole (Maiga – 65′ )
26 Cole (Diamé – 70′ )
07 Jarvis

Substitutes:
11 Maiga
15 Morrison
16 Noble
20 Demel
21 Diamé
22 Jääskeläinen
37 Chambers

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Att: 34,080

About Edward Seaman

My name is Edward Seaman and I am a trainee Journalist and an undergraduate student at the University of Lincoln. Massive Norwich City fan and season ticket holder in the River End. I am a keen writer in a number of fields, including sports, current affairs and travelling. Dreaming of making it as a hack in the real world.