West Ham Grab Late Draw In Super London Derby With Spurs

Saturday 6 September 1969

Division One

West Ham         3  (Sissons 10, Peters 45, Hurst 90)

Tottenham         3  (Pearce 1, Greaves 28, Gilzean 72)

In a thrilling and very exciting match these London rivals shared the points. Spurs scored early but West Ham pegged them back at the stroke of half time for both teams to go in at 2-2.

Tottenham thought they had done enough in the second half to win, but West Ham again, through Hurst, popped up in the last minute to gain a draw.

FIRST HALF

Just from the kick off.

Moments after the kick off Pearce to Greaves.

Moments after the kick off Pearce with the ball.

Pearce to Greaves.

Pearce to Greaves.

Greaves back to Pearce in a delicious one-two.

Greaves back to Pearce in a delicious one-two.

Pearce blasts it in the net! 0-1 to Spurs and a minute of the game hasn't passed yet!

Pearce blasts it in the net! 0-1 to Spurs and a minute of the game hasn’t passed yet!

West Ham respond.

England tried to clear the ball.

10′ England tried to clear the ball.

Sissons goes in hard and wins the ball on the edge of the box.

Sissons goes in hard and wins the ball on the edge of the box.

Sissons finishes the job. West Ham equalise.

Sissons finishes the job. West Ham equalise.

 

28th Minute

Special goal by Greaves. Spurs lead again, 2-1.

Special goal by Greaves. Spurs lead again, 2-1.

West Ham don’t give up.

Brooking with the ball in the last few seconds of the first half. He has  to make this count.

Brooking with the ball in the last few seconds of the first half. He has to make this count.

Brooking sees an opportunity and slip the ball into space. Peters ghosts behind the Spurs players ...

Brooking sees an opportunity and slip the ball into space. Peters ghosts behind the Spurs players …

Peters equalises in the last seconds of the first half! 2-2, what a game!

Peters equalises in the last seconds of the first half! 2-2, what a game!

SECOND HALF

Bonds with the ball.

72′ Bonds with the ball.

Bonds turns to evade Gilzean, but slips and loses the ball.

Bonds turns to evade Gilzean, but slips and loses the ball.

Bonds falls but still tries a tackle. Gilzean easily evades the desperate tackle.

Bonds falls but still tries a tackle. Gilzean easily evades the desperate tackle.

Gilzean scores! Spurs hit the lead for the third time in the match.

Gilzean scores! Spurs hit the lead for the third time in the match.

90th Minute – there’s still some action to come.

Hurst controls the ball in the last minute of the game.

Hurst controls the ball in the last minute of the game.

Hurst lays it to Brooking.

Hurst lays it to Brooking.

Brooking to Peters.

Brooking to Peters.

With a subtle chip Peters finds Hurst in dangerous space.

With a subtle chip Peters finds Hurst in dangerous space.

Hurst equalises! 3-3! What a game.

Hurst equalizes! 3-3! What a game.

West Ham: Ferguson, Bonds, Lampard, Howe, Stephenson, Moore, Best (Boyce), Peters, Brooking, Hurst, Sissons.

Tottenham: Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery (Want), England, Collins, Pearce, Greaves, Gilzean, Pratt, Morgan.

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