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Manuel Lanzini, Spurs v West Ham, 18 October 2020
The Hammers were three goals behind after 16 minutes but somehow still in the game when Aaron Cresswell’s 94th minute free-kick was cleared out to the Argentinian, 25 yards from goal. There was no desire for a touch from Lanzini, striking the ball first time with the outside of his right foot. The shot swerved away from Hugo Lloris, dipping at the right time to land in the top corner. Immediately Lanzini removed his shirt, sprinting around wishing fans were there to witness his moment of genius. Instead he settled for his jubilant teammates who had just salvaged something from what seemed like a lost cause. The point took West Ham up to eighth and, more importantly, gave them the belief they could compete with the likes of Spurs.