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Atletico Madrid beat West Ham in final

JannaiA golden goal from Atletico Madrid gave them a 3-2 Cup victory over West Ham in the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens final in Kong Kong today.

West Ham had victory in their sight with a brace from Jaanai Gordon either side of half-time lifting hopes of the Soccer sevens cup. But with three minutes left, Atletico pulled off a comeback scoring two goals in the space of 80 seconds to push the final into extra-time.

Newcastle lost in the semi finals when goalkeeper Adam Bartlett was shown the red card midway through the first half for a challenge on West Ham’s Oscar Borg just outside the penalty area.

Hammers striker Gordon squeezed a shot between a defender and the keeper to open the scoring in the fourth minute. Gordon then added a second soon after the break with a breakaway goal. “It was unfortunate to score two goals and still end up on the losing side. Atletico are a good side and this happens,” said 19-year-old Gordon.

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

2 comments on “Atletico Madrid beat West Ham in final

  1. More positive news from the youngsters,things are getting better and better

  2. Hugh – something the “official press releases” seemed to ignore. In the first half, we got two players yellow carded in short succession. Both of them “borderline” calls at best. However, more tellingly in the second half, we were still in the lead when Atletico Madrid were awarded a free kick on the edge of our area. Some of the Atletico players took issue with the ref, possibly they wanted to play the advantage. However, one of the Atletico players then gave the ref a two-arm shove in the chest. Now, correct me if I’m wrong but that OUGHT to have been a straight red card. But he didn’t even get a yellow. So we only lost to either shockingly incompetent refereeing, or quite possibly corrupt refereeing.

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