Thomas Hitzlsperger Scores A ‘Hitzlsperger’ As West Ham Trounce Burnley (Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, February 2011


By Chris Wright

Thomas Hitzlsperger marked his long-awaited debut and opened the scoring for West Ham against Burnley in the FA Cup Fifth round last night, firing home from the edge of the area with a trademark Hitzlsperger™ of a strike…

My, how West Ham could have done with a few more of those this season.

Anyway, the Hammers eventually ran out 5-1 winners courtesy of a brace from Carlton Cole (the first of which was one of the most unaesthetically-pleasing goals you will ever witness), a glancing header from Winston Reid and an injury-time Freddie Sears finish – with England U21 winger Jay Rodriguez notching the Claret’s consolation goal, rolling into an empty net after Rob Green had shanked a clearance directly into Tyrone Mears’ face with 20 minutes left to play.

West Ham will now advance to play Stoke in the quarter-finals, with the game scheduled to take place at the Britannia on March 12th.

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  1. bradford says:

    thankyou for showing this. we could have done with him earlier, i’ve been saying it the whole time he’s been gone. he had a ridiculously good pre-season. if we stay up and keep him, obinna, and some good young kids i look forward to the future. if we get relegated and lose the, we’re in strife. it’s make or break.

  2. Markell says:

    So… West Ham are staying up, then?

  3. hollis says:

    “rolling into an empty net after Rob Green had shanked a clearance”

    Surely Wayne Bridge deserves a mention there. Avram should’ve beat him with a rubber hose for playing Green into trouble.

  4. Chris says:

    @Hollis: True, Bridge did make it needlessly awkward for Green, but surely anyone displaying an ounce of composure would have just swept the ball behind for a corner?

    Avram should probably thrash both of them.

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