Until Chetan Sharma bowled that full-toss at Sharjah to Javed Miandad in the finals of the Austral-Asia Cup in Sharjah back in 1986; India were the winners. But Javed hit that full-toss for a SIX into Neptune and snatched Pakistan victory from the jaws of defeat – and there are so many instances which would say, Cricket is the game of glorious uncertainty.

But when one looks at other sports, especially, football, uncertainty just reaches a new level.

Even if a team is 4-0 down, they can bounce back and even the best in the business can digest 8 goals!

In the English Premier League, this season, the fans are still thinking, what the hell is happening out there?

Even if a few seconds are left, the result cannot be predicted.

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur surely would have been shaken by the astonishing comeback by the Hammers from nowhere – and all the drama took place in the last 10 minutes.

After a nightmare start to the season in losing at home to Everton, Tottenham had begun to stage a recovery under Mourinho.

Spurs overcame a testing schedule prior to the international break to beat Chelsea on penalties in the EFL Cup, and hand out thrashings to Maccabi Haifa and Manchester United in the Europa League and Premier League respectively.

The Spurs were 3-0 up – they ran riot in the opening exchanges, Son Heung-min scoring one, the irrepressible Harry Kane two – and it seemed like a fairly easy moment for Mourinho to get Bale on as a substitute, to get the much-trumpeted Second Coming out of the way. Bale almost scripted a memorable finish for the Spurs, but that would not have done justice to the never-say-die attitude of David Moyes’ boys!

Despite being 3-0 down, the conquerors of Leicester City looked much better in the second half. They advanced forward with the intent to score and forced the Spurs to sit back.

Fabian Balbuena headed home from an Aaron Cresswell free-kick in the 82nd minute. Three minutes later, their second followed, when Davinson Sanchez diverted a Vladimir Coufal cross into his own net. All of a sudden, acute tension took place on the face of Mourinho and Spurs started to lose their composure.

Cresswell bent in a free-kick from the left, which was half-cleared and then prodded out by another substitute, Harry Winks, but only as far as Lanzini – cutting across the first-time shot with his right boot, he sent it into the far top corner, via a little brush from Hugo Lloris’s fingertips. The power was enough there, which Lloris failed to handle.

It is only the third time in Premier League history a side has avoided defeat despite trailing by three or more goals going into the 80th minute.

West Brom managed it in a crazy 5-5 draw with Manchester United in 2013, with Norwich City having also done so in a 4-4 draw with Middlesbrough in 2004.

Wild celebration took place in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London.

The whole team staff poured over Lanzini – Moyes celebrated on the pitch.

Mourinho stunned.

Kane speechless.

Bale wandered off as though in the daze.


Unbelievable game of football!


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