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Spurs Throw Away 3-0 Lead On Bale's Return

English Premier League

Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 West Ham United

Daet: 18 October 2020

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur conceded three goals in the final ten minutes as they drew 3-3 with West Ham United on Sunday evening.

Spurs made an incredible start to the game, taking the lead in the opening minute when Harry Kane played a stunning pass in behind the full-back for Son to run on to and cut inside on his right-foot before curling the ball past Lukasz Fabianski.

Kane doubled the lead in the eighth minute. Moments after setting up another attack as Steven Bergwijn's cross was just nodded clear, Kane picked up possession outside the box, nutmegged Declan Rice and thumped a low finish past a rooted Fabianski.

Kane had his brace eight minutes later as Spurs went 3-0 up in just 16 minutes. Sergio Reguilon crossed and Kane was there in the centre to direct a simple header back across Fabianski.

Pablo Fornals missed a sitter five minutes after the interval. Michail Antonio got down the left, cut inside past Toby Alderweireld and shot hard and low, the effort picking up a deflection that carried the ball to the far post. Fornals was arriving there and could simply nod in from under the crossbar but instead headed over.

On the hour mark, Kane picked the ball up 40 yards from goal on the left, turned and drove at goal. No West Ham player threatened to close him down, so he kept going and finally shot from 20 yards, drawing a good low stop from Fabianski.

Bale came on for Steven Bergwijn and immediately assumed free-kick responsibilities, but couldn't make the perfect introduction.

Kane hit the post in the 79th minute. Son pounced on a loose ball and had Bale through the centre, but Kane was arriving late on the right and ran onto a square pass, shooting first-time, left-footed. Fabianski did not move, but the ball bounced away off the post.

West Ham had their response in the 82nd minute. Fabian Balbuena was up highest to head Aaron Cresswell's left-wing free-kick and directed a fine header into the bottom-right corner.

Three minutes later and with five minutes to go, West Ham were right back in it. Vladimir Coufal got down the right and drove in a cross that Davison Sanchez inadvertently directed past Hugo Lloris.

And remarkably Mario Lanzini would score what will surely be one of the contenders for the goal of the season with the last kick of the match to complete the turnaround.

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