A truly wonderful match just got over a few minutes ago. I had just switched the tv on at around 9:40 and it was about 10 minutes into the West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspurs match on ESPN. There is a rivalry between the two London clubs but West Ham were fighting to stay back in the EPL and avoid relegation as they are currently at the last spot. They really needed to win this one and it showed. The Hammers came out with all guns ablaze. On a break Paul Konchesky lobs the ball into Carlos Tevez, who chests it down for Noble to drill home from 22 yards. Later in the second half, Tevez, who is playing his socks off, scores a wonderful goal with a looping freekick. The celebrations are wild as the Argentinian jumps into the arms of the Hammers’ supporters. The second half is another matter as Spurs take matters into their own hands. Aaron Lennon is brought down by Bowyer in the West Ham penalty box; striker Jermaine Defoe converts. Dimitar Berbatov backheels a pass to Aaron Lennon who scores in the 68th minute. It stays like that 85th minute when Tevez picks out substitute Bobby Zammora who heads in a goal. And he had just come on moments before! But West Ham’s joy was undone when Berbatov scored through his own freekick to equalize. The Hammers threw everyone but Konchesky forward and paid that price when in added time a Defoe shot, parried by Green, was tapped in by Paul Stalteri of the rebound to hand the win to Spurs.