Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United usually produce entertaining matches
and so nobody was complaining when the two clubs were drawn against each other in the last-16 of the Carabao Cup.
It’s a competition that doesn’t offer a great deal in terms of importance, but one thing that can certainly add to its value is a juicy London derby.
Spurs and West Ham couldn’t have entered the match in more contracting circumstances.
While Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been mightily impressive of late, winning winning eight of their past 11 matches in all competitions, Slaven Bilic must be fearing for his job at the London Stadium.
The West Ham manager has watched his side win just twice in the Premier League all season, the Carabao Cup offering some joy in an otherwise miserable start to the campaign.
West Ham came back from 2-0 down
The Hammers secured wins over Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers in the second and third rounds respectively but a trip to Wembley Stadium presented an entirely different challenge.
And it appeared that West Ham were prepared to roll over and accept defeat when Moussa Sissoko opened the scoring for the hosts in the sixth minute after neat link-up play with Son Heung-min.
It was 2-0 30 minutes later, Dele Alli’s deflected effort wrong-footing Adrian.
Yet whatever Bilic said to his players at half-time clearly worked, for West Ham responded in style.
Andre Ayew netted a five-minute brace to tie the game up at 2-2 with half an hour remaining in the match.
And Angelo Ogbonna turned the tie on its head when, in the 70th minute, he rose highest to head home from a corner.
It was entertainment at its finest.
It was a quite remarkable comeback and even West Ham's own Twitter page couldn't believe what was happening.
They managed to remain relatively calm after both of Ayew's goals but lost it when Ogbonna made it 3-2, not even bothering to write a descriptive sentence.
"jkdhfkjabskdfba," is what they went for. Clearly, they were excited.
They probably still haven't recovered.