Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against West Ham United during their Premier League match at Upton Park in London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Gareth Bale's stunning late goal lifted Tottenham Hotspur to
a 3-2 win over West Ham United which took them up to third in
the Premier League table.
Bale opened the scoring on 13 minutes but left his best until
the 90th minute when he unleashed a rocket of a shot past
goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen who had been in brilliant form
to deny the visitors on several occasions.
A penalty from Andy Carroll and a Joe Cole strike in the
second half had put the hosts ahead but Iceland midfielder
Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled for Spurs with 14 minutes
Spurs went two points clear of Chelsea on 51 points while
West Ham dropped to 14th on a poignant night for the east
London club, who honoured former player and England's 1966
World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore on the 20th anniversary
of his death.