Hammers Stun Spurs

December 19, 2013 by  

Hammers Stun Spurs, It completes a wretched four days for Spurs. Battered by Liverpool on Sunday, a result that prompted the club to sack manager Andre Villas-Boas, they then dominated this game for 80 minutes, but fell to two sucker punches.

Welcome to the madhouse Tim Sherwood. The caretaker manager thought his strategy to go bold had paid off when Adebayor scored the opener. The striker left to a standing ovation, but then it unravelled for Spurs.

Matt Jarvis equalised in the 80th minute and then Modibo Maiga scored his first goal in more than a year to put West Ham into the semi-finals.

If Sherwood was under any illusions as to how big a gig managing Tottenham is – even as a caretaker – then the bank of dozens of photographers lined up in front of the home dug-out before the kick-off will have sorted that.

He kept them waiting, emerging from the tunnel a minute or so after the teams and his opposite number Sam Allardyce, who he greeted warmly.

Sherwood turned back the clock – picking a proper retro team, two wingers and two centre-forwards – a big ’un and a little ’un.

In came Adebayor, who has played just 45 minutes of football all season to partner Jermain Defoe up front.

But could they deliver a return to the good old days against a team set up by Allardyce to repel all boarders?

The last time those two started for Spurs was against Inter Milan in the San Siro in March. Spurs lost 4-1.

Goals have been hard to come by for Spurs, but not in this competition. Tottenham had scored in their past 22 home League Cup matches.

Sherwood got the positive start he wanted with Spurs creating three openings in the first seven minutes, but without getting any reward.

Defoe should have scored inside two minutes. Aaron Lennon skimmed past Razvan Rat, crossed low into the area and, while Gylfi Sigurdsson was blocked out, the ball spun to Defoe unmarked 12 yards out. But he snatched at his shot and it rolled just wide of the far post.

The glory of Adebayor’s goal was dulled by Matt Jarvis’ 80th minute equaliser for West Ham

Defoe burst down the left flank crossed wonderfully and Adebayor smashed an even better volley into the roof of the net for his third goal in his last four starts.

West Ham refused to buckle and after being twice denied by Lloris they stunned White Hart Lane with an equaliser after 80 minutes.

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