West Ham had no intention of sticking to the narrative in Thursday night’s Premier League clash against Tottenham at Wembley.
David Moyes’ relegation-threatened side were putting in a strong defensive shift against Spurs but with not shots of any description in the first 70 minutes, the visitors were clearly gearing up for a frustrating 0-0 stalemate,
Midfielder Pedro Obiang, however, seemed to have other ideas. The former Spanish under-21 international piked the ball up outside the Tottenham box in a slightly dangerous but, on the face of it at least, not overly threatening position. He then took a touch to seteady himself before unleashing a thundering drive that gave Hugo Lloris little to no hope of keeping it out – even if it did beat him at his near post.
Wow! There’s January’s goal of the month then! ?
— Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) January 4, 2018
Good heavens! That is an unbelievable strike from Obiang. A real hammer blow.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 4, 2018
Foot. Traction engine.
— Kristian Walsh (@Kristian_Walsh) January 4, 2018
The lead would only last until the 84th-minute, though, as Tottenham restored parity when South Korean forward Son Heung-Min scored a special long-distance strike of his own – his sixth goal in his last nine games.