4. Everton 2-3 West Ham [March 2016]
Dimitri Payet’s 90th-minute winner completed a stunning late West Ham comeback against 10-man Everton.
Everton had burst into a two-goal lead when Romelu Lukaku and Aaron Lennon scored either side of what was to prove a costly red card to Kevin Mirallas.
It looked as though the home side would cope with that setback and they should have ended the match as a contest with a penalty 20 minutes from time, but Lukaku saw his effort saved by Adrian.
Instead, West Ham took that as their cue for recovery and headed goals from Michail Antonio and substitute Diafra Sakho saw parity restored before Payet converted from close range for all three points.
3. Tottenham 3-3 West Ham [October 2020]
Tottenham threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against West Ham United at home. Manuel Lanzini scored a stunner in stoppage-time to rescue a point for David Moyes’ side. This is surely one of the best West Ham United comebacks ever.
It was 3-0 to Spurs at one time – the home team having run riot in the opening exchanges, Son Heung-min scoring one, the irrepressible Harry Kane two – and it seemed like a fairly easy moment for José Mourinho to get Bale on as a substitute, to get the much-trumpeted Second Coming out of the way.
It is fair to say that the scene was set for Bale. Spurs had a free-kick 30 yards out, to the right of centre, and the returning hero went straight over to take it.
Instead, it was the prompt for a crazy late turnaround that saw West Ham fight back to grab a draw. It really was not Bale’s day. At 3-2, he had tiptoed through only to pull his shot wide and it left the door open for another substitute, West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, to steal the show.