Son and Obiang score ‘goals of the season’ as Tottenham hold West Ham

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Pedro Obiang's goal is a contender for goal of the season
Pedro Obiang’s goal is a contender for goal of the season

Pedro Obiang and Son Heung-min scored two stunning long-range strikes as Tottenham drew with West Ham.

Obiang’s 35-yard drive into the top corner was the first shot for David Moyes’ Hammers at Wembley, with Spurs having had 20 by that stage.

The hosts dominated the game – both sides’ second Premier League match in 48 hours – but were denied by a series of last-ditch blocks and saves.

But Son broke West Ham’s resistance with a 30-yard strike beyond Adrian.

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West Ham were without the injured Andy Carroll – who was on the bench – and Marko Arnautovic, so Moyes set his side up not to lose, a target they accomplished and very nearly bettered.

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By the 70th minute they still had not had a touch in Spurs’ penalty area, but then suddenly and entirely against the run of play they found themselves in front thanks to a goal-of-the-season contender.

Manuel Lanzini gave the ball to Obiang, who came in from the left channel and unleashed a thunderous effort past the helpless Hugo Lloris to register only his third goal for the club.

After Spurs levelled through Son’s equally sublime strike, West Ham’s defensive resolve was summed up in injury time when Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son all had shots blocked in the space of 30 seconds.

Son said after the game that he thought “Obiang’s goal was better”.

“The strike was unbelievable,” he added. “We have the best goalkeeper in the world and he can’t do anything. It was a great strike.”