Having played just 48 hours before, West Ham knew that they would be in for a tough, long night at Wembley when they took on Tottenham yesterday evening but David Moyes’ side put in a valiant display.
For the majority of the game, it was a defensive effort. The Hammers would line up with two solid banks of four or five, holding their shape and frustrating Spurs, leaving them to try their luck from distance as space to work the ball init the box was at a premium.
It took until deep into the second half for there to be a breakthrough in this one, and much to the surprise of the 50,000 fans in attendance it was West Ham who took the lead when Pedro Obiang, with the Hammers’ first shot of the game, rifled in a 30-yard effort into the top corner.
From there on, it was again a backs to the wall effort but Spurs levelled things up when Heung-Min Son was given the time and space to try his luck from distance and was able to beat Adrian with his own spectacular strike.
Moyes’ side held on for a point which further distanced themselves from the relegation zone heading into the FA Cup this weekend. Here are our player ratings from last night’s draw.