West Ham 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 – Gareth Bales out Spurs on Monday night
Those interested in comparing the world’s best players are starting to rank Gareth Bale alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Welshman scoring the first and last at Upton Park on Monday evening.
February 25th, 2013
Bale’s recent performances have been nothing short of outstanding, something that could see Tottenham finish as high as second in the Premier League this term, with the midfielder finding the net early in the match before scoring an amazing winning goal for the visitors.
In between, West Ham made a real game of this London derby and actually took the lead, with Andy Carroll scoring a penalty for the home team before Joe Cole sent his team in front before Tottenham came back for the win.
Jussi Jaaskelainen was stopping everything that Spurs were throwing at the West Ham keeper before Gylffi Sigurdsson stabbed home from close range after a goalmouth scramble, with Bale’s finesse ensuring another three points for a Tottenham team who look set to be playing Champions League football next season.
The Hammers are not certain of staying in the top flight this term and the pressure intensifies on Sam Allardyce a little more after this result, with the West Ham defence once again looking patchy.