The Hammers pulled off a remarkable comeback away at London rivals Tottenham on Sunday as David Moyes’ side came from three goals down with eight minutes remaining to draw 3-3 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Moyes must’ve been wishing he’d of stayed at home at he saw his men fall a goal down inside the first minutes of his return to the touchline.
Things quickly went from bad to worse for the Irons who were lacklustre at best in the opening exchanges. Spurs soon extended their lead to 3-0 as the Hammers defence self-imploded time and time again.
However, buoyed by an improved showing and following a double change which saw Andriy Yarmalenko and Manuel Lanzini enter the fray, Moyes’ men began their fightback.
Centre-half Fabian Balbuena kicked things off before a Davinson Sanchez own goal set up a thrilling finale.
It was Argentinian playmaker Lanzini who provided the grandstand finish as his strike flew into the top corner to equalise with just seconds remaining.
After waking up and realising it wasn’t all a dream, here’s how we rated the Hammers:
Lukasz Fabianski - 6
Looked out of sorts with the rest of the defence in the early moments. Recovered well and dealt with everything after a terrible start
Vladimir Coufal - 6
Improved as matters wore on like the whole side as they woke up to the challenge. Questionable assist for the own goal
Fabian Balbuena - 6
All over the place for the Spurs goals and only slightly redeemed himself with the opening Hammers goal
Angelo Ogbonna - 5
Hard to see many positives across a defence who conceded three inside 20 minutes. Poor
Aaron Cresswell - 6
Delivery better than defending at the moment but he needs to bring both to the party
Arthur Masuaku - 5
Barely put a foot right in a poor outing for the left-winger
Declan Rice - 6
A big part in energising his teammates as the Hammers improved. Still left plenty to be desired defensively
Tomas Soucek - 6
Similarly to Rice was overrun for long periods before getting to grips with the fixture and influencing matters
Pablo Fornals - 5
Big chance missed and general play not up to standard, Rightfully replaced
Jarrod Bowen - 5
Not at his influential best and struggled to get into the match. Found the going tough
Michail Antonio - 6
A willing runner as ever but struggled to carve out the opportunities he normally gets. Had better days of recent times
Manuel Lanzini (Sub) - 9
Wondergoal and part of the double substitution which seemingly transformed the direction of the game
Andriy Yarmolenko (Sub) - 7
Moments of real quality to show the Hammers he still has a role to play this season
Robert Snodgrass (Sub) - 6
Won a free kick in the build-up to the equaliser and joined in the celebrations