Drama and heartbreak defined today’s London Derby between Tottenham and West Ham. West Ham was up by two goals and then Tottenham played the same verse just different day. Harry Kane scores, Tottenham comes from behind. Today, they came from behind once again to draw 2-2 in the final 10 seconds of the game. Here are the goals.
Cheikhou Kouyate got great height and headed in a Aaron Cresswell cross to make it 1-0. West Ham has been known as a team who heads in a lot of goals. On the NBCSN broadcast, it was noted that it was West Ham’s 15th headed goal this season and that is most in the EPL.
West Ham made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute. Diafra Sakho crossed the ball over to Enner Valencia but was just too far away to get there. Luckily, the ball got to Mark Noble across the field. Noble crossed it in and missed Valencia but Sakho was able to volley it from behind everyone in the middle to score the goal.
If there was ever a “Mis hit Goal of the Year” award, I’m pretty sure this would win. In the 81st minute, off the corner and after Adrian’s punch, Danny Rose didn’t get a good hold on the ball as he sent it back towards goal. The bounce off the ground worked as it fooled Adrian and went in to make it 2-1. The knuckleball wasn’t really in the gameplan but I’m sure Spurs didn’t care how it was scored.
Now the play that we’ll be talking about for a while. It wouldn’t be a Tottenham game without a Harry Kane goal. With mere seconds to go in the game, Alex Song gets burned by Kane and in a subconscious reaction, fouls him. Kane won the PK and took the ball to the spot. It was as if West Ham fans got stabbed in the heart. But it would only get worse. After the saved penalty by Adrian, West Ham fans were in ecstasy for a couple seconds. Then the knife in West Ham’s fans hearts was twisted and Harry Kane scored off the rebound for his 24th goal in all competitions and sealed the draw. The drama of the Premier League creates another thrilling ending.