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XI just miss out

Posted on 21 September 2010  - 12:00

Our Spurs XI staged a great recovery to battle back from 3-0 down to level it up at 3-3 against West Ham in a friendly at Spurs Lodge today, only to concede a late winner to the Hammers.

XI just miss out

Our Spurs XI staged a great recovery to battle back from 3-0 down to level it up at 3-3 against West Ham in a friendly at Spurs Lodge today, only to concede a late winner to the Hammers.

In what was a highly entertaining affair, coach Tim Sherwood's young side produced some superb football at times and were well on top for the majority of the game, but were ultimately left to rue their slow start to the match.

The visitors raced into an early lead inside three minutes, added a second five minutes later and incredibly, just 60 seconds had elapsed from our restart when the Hammers broke through and added a third - leaving us 3-0 down inside nine minutes.

But from that moment on, the lads found their form and dominated possession, scoring twice before the interval to reduce the deficit.

First, Harry Kane slotted home from six yards on 24 minutes after Olumide Durojaiye's shot had found its way through to the striker, before Tom Carroll beat the goalkeeper with a crisp drive that went in off the far post 10 minutes from half-time.

Our keeper Mirko Ranieri then made a fine double save from two close range efforts to keep us in the game, before we equalised on 64 minutes, Kane once again in the right place at the right time to poke the ball into the net.

And he so nearly grabbed a winner with eight minutes remaining, firing in a goal-bound effort from 12 yards which was superbly blocked by a Hammers defender.

Instead, it was West Ham who snatched the all-important seventh goal five minutes from the end but, despite the final scoreline, Tim will be delighted with the quality of football served up by his side at times.