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West Ham stun Spurs as Palace winless run continues

West Ham came back from three goals down with under 10 minutes to go to rescue a point in an astonishing comeback against Tottenham. Manuel…

West Ham came back from three goals down with under 10 minutes to go to rescue a point in an astonishing comeback against Tottenham.

Manuel Lanzini’s brilliant long-range strike in injury time levelled the scores after Spurs had taken complete control with three goals in the opening 16 minutes through two goals from Harry Kane and one from Son Heung-min.

Fabian Balbuena’s header began West Ham’s fightback, with Davinson Sanchez’s own goal giving even more hope with five minutes to go.

Gareth Bale, on as a substitute in his first appearance since his return to Spurs from Real Madrid, missed a great chance in stoppage time before Lanzini lashed the ball in off goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ fingertips to cap an incredible climax.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United have earned their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Fulham in the Premier League.

Sharp fired in from the spot after Ademola Lookman’s excellent solo effort had put the visitors ahead at Bramall Lane.

The Fulham winger, making his first start for the club, skipped beyond two players before firing left-footed past Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Aleksandar Mitrovic had earlier smacked a penalty against the crossbar after defender Jack Robinson handled.

And it was Mitrovic who then fouled Robinson inside the Fulham box, with the decision awarded by the video assistant referee.

The draw means both teams have their first point of the season, after losing their opening four games.

In another fixture, Crystal Palace came into the game showing inconsistent form, claiming victories in their opening two league games before back-to-back defeats. A 1-1 draw with Brighton now extends their winless run.

They defended resolutely for 89 minutes and looked like coming away with a smash-and-grab victory thanks to Zaha’s penalty – but have now kept just one clean sheet in their past 13 games.

Hodgson will have been impressed by the performance of holding midfielder Jairo Riedewald, given a first start at Selhurst Park since January.

The Dutchman has struggled to show his best form since joining Palace from Ajax in 2017, but was much improved in this contest.

Deployed in front of the backline, Riedewald won possession eight times, more than any other player on the pitch, and misplaced just one of his 23 passes.

And it was his delightfully threaded through ball that led to Batshuayi thundering a finish into the roof of the net, but it was disallowed by a marginal offside decision.

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