West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City: Arnautovic steals stoppage time point for Potters


Austrian attacker Marko Arnautovic scored in stoppage time to steal a point for Stoke City on Saturday in a 1-1 draw at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground.

Aaron Cresswell had given West Ham United the early lead with a gorgeous left-footed free kick in the 6th minute.

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The clubs remain tied for the ninth-most points in the Premier League, with West Ham on top via goal differential.

Cresswell hammered a left-footed free kick over the wall, curling it with pace above a helpless Asmir Begovic. Watch it here. Stunning stuff.

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Alex Song went unwhistled for a handball in the box as the gam reached its 58th minute, and West Ham remained up 1-0.

Cheikhou Kouyate almost salted the match away with a low, hard shot late in the match, but Begovic pushed it wide of the goal. The resulting corner was cleared, and Stoke earned its own corner off its counterattack.

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But hold on! Arnautovic hit a low shot across his body that beat a diving Adrian to make it 1-1 in stoppage time. Point for Stoke as the Austrian put home a headed pass from Ryan Shawcross.


West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Song (Nolan, 68′), Noble, Kouyate, Downing, Valencia (Amalfitano, 78′), Sakho (Cole, 59′).

Goal: Cresswell (7′)

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson (Pieters, 49′); Whelan (Ireland, 67′), Nzonzi; Moses (Diouf, 44′), Adam, Arnautovic; Walters.

Goal: Arnautovic (90′)