Wednesday, 25 October 2017

West Ham turn tables on Tottenham, advance to Carabao Cup quarters


West Ham stormed back with three successive second-half goals to eliminate Tottenham 3-2 from the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli had given Mauricio Pochettino's men what seemed to be a comfortable lead heading into the break. But two strikes from Andre Ayew and another from Angelo Ogbonna in a span of 15 minutes turned the tables on a wild night at Wembley.
Sissoko slotted Spurs ahead after just six minutes -- racing through the middle and onto Son Heung-Min's through ball before beating goalkeeper Adrian with a first-time finish.
Alli then upped Spurs advantage eight minutes before half-time -- finishing a move he started on the left with a sweetly curled finish from near the top of the box.
But the visitors would not go away quietly, and Ayew scored his first of the night 10 minutes after the restart, when he was the first to react after Spurs keeper Michel Vorm spilled Edimilson Fernandes' powerful shot from outside of the area.
Ayew score the equaliser just five minutes later with a gritty, sliding finish of a Manuel Lanzini cross at the near post.
And the Hammers were improbably in front after 70 minutes through Ogbonna, who rose highest to meet an in-swinging corner kick and powered West Ham into the competition's quarterfinal stage.

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