Gareth Bale is an exciting prospect who may one day be considered in the top 100 or so of British players. he did his reputation no harm on the night as he scored twice - including a thumping last minute winner from 30 or more yards! Tremendous stuff that will undoubtedly hasten his departure for a loftier stage than that provided at White hart Lane where Bale has been carrying a pretty average manager and team all season.
|I'll have that young man, thanks....
Along the way the Hammers scored two goals - Andy C with a barnstorming run that culminated in cousin Scotty P dragging him down. Andy cooly dispensed the spot kick. In addition, Joe Cole looked to have swung the tie the Hammers way with a delightful goal midway throught he second half after a tasty through pass from the often underestimated Joey O'Brien.
Unfortunately Tottenham hit back with success. Hammers were left to rue the fact that only a defender of the calibre of Bobby coulkd have stopped Bale in his current form. Either way, football was a big winner on an emotionally charged night.