Tottenham Hotspur bizarrely lost points in the Premier League against West Ham United on Sunday. The ‘Spurs’ led 3-0, but gave up that lead in the final phase, partly due to a world goal from Manuel Lanzini: 3-3. Gareth Bale made his comeback as a replacement for Steven Bergwijn.
The game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seemed to be decided in favor of the home team after fifteen minutes of play. Son Heung-min already scored in the first minute after a nice long pass from Harry Kane.
Within ten minutes, Kane made the 2-0 with a hard shot on a pass from Son and the Englishman quickly signed with his head for the third of Tottenham Hotspur.
The home team held on to the comfortable lead for a long time, but in the final phase, West Ham brought the tension back from nowhere. Fabián Balbuena headed in the 3-1 in the 82nd minute and three minutes later former Ajax player Davinson Sánchez worked the ball into his own goal.
It seemed to stay at 3-2, but Lanzini thought otherwise. The Argentinian hit the ball in the 94th minute after a corner turned off the bottom of the crossbar against the ropes: 3-3.
Bergwijn had a starting place in the team of José Mourinho, but was replaced by Bale after 72 minutes. The Welsh forward made his comeback for Tottenham after returning to London last summer after seven years at Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale made his return to Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo: ANP)