West Ham got here again from three targets down with underneath 10 minutes to go to rescue a degree in an astonishing comeback towards Tottenham.
Manuel Lanzini’s good long-range strike in harm time levelled the scores after Spurs had taken full management within the opening 16 minutes by two targets from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-min.
Fabian Balbuena’s header started West Ham’s fightback, with Davinson Sanchez’s personal aim giving much more hope with 5 minutes to go.
Gareth Bale, on as an alternative in his first look since his return to Spurs from Actual Madrid, missed a terrific likelihood in stoppage time earlier than Lanzini lashed the ball in off goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ fingertips to cap an unbelievable climax.
West Ham improved markedly within the second half, however when Kane hit the publish with 12 minutes to go there was no signal that the ultimate consequence can be something aside from one other win for Spurs.
The consequence sees Spurs stay in sixth place, whereas West Ham transfer up two locations into eighth.
Spurs go from elegant to ridiculous
Spurs appeared irresistible within the opening levels, carrying on in the identical vein from their 6-1 thrashing of Manchester United at Previous Trafford.
Kane’s elegant cross from inside his personal half arrange Son’s opener after solely 45 seconds when the South Korean bent his shot round Balbuena and into the underside nook.
Son then assisted Kane for the second after simply eight minutes, the Spurs skipper’s wonderful shut management being adopted up by a shot lashed previous Lukasz Fabianski.
And when Kane then nodded in from a properly floated cross by Sergio Reguilon, the hosts appeared set to maneuver up into second place forward of the Sunday night time Leicester v Aston Villa match.
The spectacular Kane was even closely concerned on the different finish, making a superb block to disclaim Vladimir Coufal’s shot simply earlier than half-time.
However Spurs appeared to ease off within the second half, and the introduction of Bale with 18 minutes left ought to have injected some much-needed urgency.
Nonetheless the Spurs defence, barely examined earlier than the break, creaked after which collapsed when it lastly got here underneath strain on the crunch.
Hammers dig deep
Confronted by a frightening scoreline earlier than 1 / 4 of the sport had gone, West Ham dug deep and did not collapse fully as may need been anticipated after Spurs’ opening onslaught.
However when Pablo Fornals by some means headed over from two yards out with keeper Lloris not within the image, it appeared to counsel that David Moyes’ facet would go away north London empty-handed.
However Moyes, again within the technical zone after a spell away with coronavirus, then noticed his facet go onto the entrance foot even after the introduction of Bale advised that Spurs had been closing in for the kill.
Balbuena’s aim jangled the hosts’ nerves, and when Sanchez diverted Coufal’s cross into his personal internet it was the away facet who scented blood.
Lanzini’s good shot, his first aim since Might 2019, gave West Ham a draw that sees them placing a poor begin to the season behind them with seven factors from their final three Premier League outings.
Bale is again, if solely briefly
Jose Mourinho had been coy in regards to the prospects of Gareth Bale making his first look since his return from Actual Madrid, saying the Welshman would “most likely” play towards West Ham.
However as a substitute of Bale, Mourinho opted for Steven Bergwijn to line up alongside Kane and Son in Spurs’ entrance three.
Bale lining up alongside Kane and Son makes Spurs a tantalising prospect – in assault, no less than.
As a substitute, Bale might have to attend till Thursday to make his first begin for Spurs since 19 Might 2013 once they tackle LASK within the Europa League.
The Welshman’s very first contact after approaching was at a free kick, however he appeared rusty as he drove it tamely at Fabianski.
The 31-year-old will look extra ruefully on the likelihood he needed to seal the win whereas Spurs had been wobbling at 3-2, however his shot curled simply large and left West Ham with a slight likelihood that they finally seized upon.
What the managers stated
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, talking to BBC Sport: “It’s straightforward for me to reward West Ham. They had been shedding 3-0 for almost all of the sport. The sport was managed, they did not have probabilities after which late within the sport, they rating and elevated their perception.
“They had been fortunate however possibly they deserved that luck. We had been unfortunate however possibly we deserved that.
“Harry Kane hit the publish, it could possibly be 4-0. Bale can rating the fourth and kill it. Out of context, based mostly on free-kicks and and second balls, they discovered a method.
“We ought to be stronger. Within the second half they risked rather a lot, urgent up and gave us extra space. We should always get an event to win the sport.
“I do not know if it was us inviting them or them with the additional motivation of getting within the sport. I cant establish us or them, possibly each.”
Is it a lesson for the gamers? “For the workforce, sure. For people, no.”
West Ham supervisor David Moyes to BBC Sport: “I hadn’t thought we performed badly within the first half, that is what I stated at half-time, typically you’re feeling you must do one thing – we did not, we made adjustments in a while they usually definitely made a giant distinction.
“The plan was to not go 4-0 down, we stated if we acquired one we might see what occurred. It’s a rising confidence we now have at West Ham in the mean time, we missed some probabilities as we speak.
“A very good efficiency from the gamers acquired us again into it. We thought we performed very well, the soccer was good, we threatened them. We’re enjoying towards a workforce everyone seems to be speaking about and after 10 minutes I used to be pondering ‘is that this going to be six or seven?’ We modified and it made us higher.
“Since we got here again from lockdown we have been a totally completely different workforce. We preserve scoring targets, however have to get again to wash sheets.”
The comeback children – the stats you’ll have missed
- West Ham are the primary workforce in Premier League historical past to keep away from defeat in a sport having trailed by 3+ targets as late because the 81st minute.
- Tottenham (D1 L2) have did not win any of their opening three house video games of a Premier League season for simply the fourth time (and first time since 2017-18), conceding stoppage-time equalisers in every of their final two.
- Tottenham had been 3-0 up inside 16 minutes towards West Ham, the earliest they’ve scored 3 times in a single Premier League sport since August 2007 v Derby County (14 minutes).
- Since Jose Mourinho took cost of Spurs in November 2019, Harry Kane (33) and Son Heung-Min (30) have had a direct hand in additional targets in all competitions than another Premier League gamers.
- Gareth Bale got here off the bench to look in his first Spurs match in 7 years & 152 days, since scoring the one aim of the sport v Sunderland in Might 2013. Certainly, it’s the longest hole between appearances by a Tottenham participant within the Premier League.
Spurs host LASK within the Europa League at 20:00 BST on Thursday, 22 October, then journey to Turf Moor to play Burnley within the Premier League at 20:00 BST on Monday, 26 October.
West Ham will face Man Metropolis on the London Stadium on Saturday, 24 October at 12:30 BST.
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 3.
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 3.
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) is proven the yellow card for extreme celebration.
Purpose! Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 3. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) proper footed shot from outdoors the field to the underside proper nook following a set piece scenario.
Foul by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur).
Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Try missed. Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the appropriate. Assisted by Harry Kane following a quick break.
Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, West Ham United. Robert Snodgrass replaces Arthur Masuaku.
Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United).
Try blocked. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.
Foul by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur).
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Nook, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Arthur Masuaku.
Foul by Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur).
Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Personal Purpose by Davinson Sánchez, Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur 3, West Ham United 2.