First day, freak show: Fan takes free kick at Upton Park

The fan continued running, leaving the pitch with a steward chasing close behind.

By: Associated Press | London | Updated: August 17, 2014 12:25 pm
The fan ran onto the pitch and took the free kick much to the amazement of players and viewers. (Source: AP) The fan ran onto the pitch and took the free kick much to the amazement of players and viewers. (Source: AP)

A supporter ran onto the field during Saturday’s Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham and managed to take a free kick before being chased away by a steward.

The fan ran across the field during the second half as Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen was preparing to take a free kick just outside the West Ham area.

The supporter ran up to the ball and lofted a shot that went over the wall and was heading into the net before goalkeeper Adrian comfortably plucked it out of the air.

The fan continued running, leaving the pitch with a steward chasing close behind.

It turns out his effort was actually better than Eriksen’s, who sent his shot over the bar.

Tottenham won 1-0 after an injury time goal by Eric Dier.

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