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Spurs throw away three-goal lead to draw

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Tottenham threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against West Ham United at home on Sunday.

Manuel Lanzini scored a stunner in stoppage-time to rescue a point for David Moyes’ side.

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Spurs went 3-0 ahead after a Harry Kane double and Son Heung-Min goal in the first half. Fabian Balbeuna and a Davinson Sanchez own goal got the visitors back in the game in the last 10 minutes before Lanzini’s strike.

“My guys were not strong enough to cope with it psychologically,” Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports after the match. “The last few seconds we lost two points.

“I told them to be aware of set-pieces against, which we knew they were very strong. David found in Soucek his new Fellaini. They fought very hard to be lucky, so I praise them.

“This is a game that was in the pocket and we lost two points.”

Gareth Bale also made his first appearance since his return to the club after coming on in the second half.

The hosts took the lead inside the first minute when Kane played a through ball to Son who finished with a curling shot.

Son quickly returned the favour when he set up Kane who nutmegged Declan Rice and produced a low drive into the corner.

Kane scored his second after 16 minutes when he headed home from Sergio Reguilon‘s cross.

West Ham should have reduced the deficit just after the break but Pedro Fornals produced one of the misses of the season when his close range header went over the bar.

Bale come on after 70 minutes and his first touch was a free kick which was comfortably saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

Kane almost bagged his hat trick but his left-footed shot hit the post before West Ham responded with Balbeuna and a Sanchez own goal.

Bale came close to scoring in the final stages but his shot went narrowly wide before Lanzini struck from long range to equalise.

“We should remember this feeling forever so it never happens again,” Son told BBC Sport after the game.

“It is just so sad that we lost a big two points, when we as a collective played so well and as a team dominated and controlled the game, to draw the game feels like we lost.”

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