On This Day: Adrian heroics end Everton epic
Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with RoadX Tyres...
An FA Cup third-round replay very few West Ham United supporters will ever forget played out on this day six years ago.
The longest FA Cup penalty shootout in the Club’s history ended with goalkeeper Adrian throwing his gloves to the ground and knee-sliding in front of the Bobby Moore Stand at Boleyn Ground, having finally seen off Everton after 210 minutes of football.
The Hammers and the Toffees simply could not be separated in January 2015, drawing 2-2 after extra-time following a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park initially in which the hosts had claimed a last-gasp equaliser.
Enner Valencia and Kevin Mirallas had traded goals for West Ham and Everton respectively in normal time, before Carlton Cole scored the Hammers a late equaliser of their own to cancel out Romelu Lukaku’s extra-time strike.
But the drama had only just begun.
With Everton kicking first in the shootout, Adrian saved from Steven Naismith, watched opposite number Joel Robles crash his kick against the bar... and then converted an emphatic winning penalty kick himself, as Sam Allardyce’s side sealed a place in the fourth round, sparking wild celebrations.
Relive the epic cup tie above!
RoadX Tyres is West Ham United's Official Tyre Partner. RoadX Tyres is a new tyre brand which successfully launched around the world at the end of 2019. The company focuses on providing comfortable and durable high-performance tyres and is backed with the highest level of testing, manufacturing, and research and development capabilities.