West Ham supporters were making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern on Wednesday night after seeing their side produce a sensational performance to come from 2-0 down to beat Tottenham 3-2 in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at Wembley.
Manager Slaven Bilic was under intense scrutiny and was reportedly given their clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s men and Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace to save his job, but things weren’t looking good at half time when Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli gave the hosts a two-goal cushion. However, the Hammers responded admirably with Andre Ayew bagging a brace within five minutes of each other to level proceedings, before Angelo Ogbonna sent the away support into raptures by glancing home Manuel Lanzini’s teasing corner 20 minutes from time.
Unsurprisingly, our resident West Ham fans were celebrating into the early hours in the Tavern on Wednesday night, and they will surely be looking forward to the quarter-final draw, which will take place on Thursday afternoon.
At half-time, things looked bleak for Bilic with his side two goals behind and comfortably second best, but a sterling second half display suggests that the manager still retains the faith of his players, and as such sets them up perfectly for a vital trip to Palace on Saturday in the Premier League.
And two men in particular stood out at Wembley on Wednesday night, notably Ayew and young defender Declan Rice, both of whom showed a relentless work-ethic and desire to get the Hammers back into the contest, and ultimately get them over the line to reach the last eight of the competition for the second successive season.
And several West Ham fans took to Twitter to praise the duo for their excellent efforts at Wembley on Wednesday…
— Ryan Eaton (@ryanjohneaton) October 25, 2017
Our best player is our youngest Rice #COYI
— Steve De Frond (@stevedefrond) October 25, 2017
Still trying to figure out how we turned that around, all positive energies on the Palace game now! Ayew MUST start! #COYI
— Daniel Marriott (@DanMarriottWHU) October 25, 2017
Declan Rice is a class act, his passion is unreal and exactly what we need at the club at the moment
— Joe Braden (@JPB1895_) October 26, 2017
Did you see what it meant to Declan Rice…… unreal #WHUFC
— Magical Masuaku (@MagicalMasu) October 25, 2017
Buzzing! Ayew needs to start Saturday. 2 goals, didn’t stop running and great defending towards the end! #COYI
— Jordan Minter (@minter_jordan) October 25, 2017
Declan Rice MUST START the game against Palace on the weekend. #WHUFC
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) October 26, 2017
— Richard Harding (@Richarding13) October 25, 2017
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