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England international Rice saw his West Ham side come from 3-0 down at half-time to complete a stunning comeback and make Spurs fan Ben Dolman eat his words.
He had joked about Spurs being able to call upon Gareth Bale from the bench and Manuel Lanzini being one of West Ham's substitutes.
We bring on bale, West Ham bring on Lanzini:joy::joy::joy::joy:- Ben Dolman (@BenDolman4) October 18, 2020
Oh this tweets going viral then, I hate this game- Ben Dolman (@BenDolman4) October 18, 2020
However, it was of course Lanzini who made a monumental impact on the game. And so Rice made the tweet go even more viral by quoting it after today's dramatic 3-3 draw.
West Ham looked like they would become the latest team to be on the receiving end of a trouncing from Spurs after a brace from Harry Kane and a strike from Heung-Min Son put them three goals to the good in the opening 15 minutes.
It's :three: for Spurs inside :two::zero: minutes! :flushed:#WHUFC's defensive issues continues as Harry Kane nods in his 2nd! :boom:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 18, 2020
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But just when the game looked dead and buried, the visitors struck three times after the 80th minute. Fabian Balbuena pulled one back and there was further optimism when Davinson Sanchez put through his own net minutes later.
Then, with the very last action of the contest in North London, substitute Lanzini leathered one in off the bar from distance to salvage a point in the most dramatic circumstances.
Bale, meanwhile, had a glorious chance to mark his second debut with a goal but somehow put the ball wide after jinking his way through inside the box.
It was moments later that Lanzini hit a rocket to prompt David Moyes to come racing onto the pitch in celebration.
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