The 25-year-old Czech international, who has been in terrific form under David Moyes this season, managed to head the ball away during a dangerous attack from Spurs.
But in the meantime, he clashed heads with young full-back Japhet Tanganga.
He then blocked a shot, fell to the floor, grinned a little and eventually got up before being forced off the pitch. This guy is something else.
A bloody face and Soucek is laughing. What a guy :joy: pic.twitter.com/k5sdPj6eE5
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 21, 2021
Soucek then had to go down the tunnel for treatment but returned not long after with a large amount of grease on his left eye, as well as stitches.
His heroic efforts certainly got social media talking during the first-half at the London Stadium, with many comparing the scene with WWE legends Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker.
Here are some reactions from social media on Sunday.
Soucek bleeding like WWE 1998 attitude era all over again pic.twitter.com/CFtD5GaD7W
- Tottenham XG (@TottenhamXG) February 21, 2021
Tomas Soucek with blood pouring down his head and still stands up to block the shot.
What a man :joy:
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 21, 2021
Tomas Soucek entirely not arsed about blood pouring from his own head to get off the floor and keep on defending. Bloke is a machine. #WHUTOT
- Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) February 21, 2021
Tomas Soucek looks like he's just been through in absolute war in Hell in a Cell... :astonished:#WHUTOT pic.twitter.com/WrDuuqM7hx
- BettingOdds (@BettingOddsUK) February 21, 2021
Soucek got headbutted which caused this, referee kept play on, got up instantly to continue defending
Yet Mo Salah falls and gets a penalty at a touch of an arm fuck off football pic.twitter.com/7Vzpwwfu1g
- Liam (@OfficialVizeh) February 21, 2021
Soucek's reaction to block the shot after he won the header & got butted in the head is magnificent :raised_hands:
- Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) February 21, 2021
We're talking about this wound from Soucek, but nothing comes close to Højbjerg's injury- ً (@whugeorgee) February 21, 2021
Absolute Warrior pic.twitter.com/JFjl92tVAp
Soucek: Just tell me who done it? pic.twitter.com/pEPl4m9Zf2- Roger-J (@Roger_J_coyi) February 21, 2021
Michail Antonio has scored the only goal of the game so far as West Ham go into half-time break with a slender 1-0 lead.
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