West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has been singing the praises of Stewart Downing.
The former Liverpool midfielder was the architect of the Hammers’ truly sensational comeback against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
The Potters took the lead in the Premier League clash after 33 minutes through Victor Moses, and doubled their advantage 11 minutes into the second half through Mame Biram Diouf.
West Ham, though, did not give up and launched a stirring comeback to make it 2-2 and return to London with a point.
It was Downing who was the star of the show. The 30-year-old former Aston Villa star provided a perfect cross for Enner Valencia to head home on the hour mark, and himself scored the equaliser with a fierce effort on 73 minutes.
Gold was delighted with the comeback and hailed Downing for his effort on social networking site Twitter, while giving injury updates.
The fans were great today they kept supporting the team after we went 2-0 nil down and helped us to get back to gain a valuable point. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) November 1, 2014
Terrific ball in from Downing for Enner to head home, to get us back to 1-2 then he smashed in the equaliser from 15yad Well done Stuart. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) November 1, 2014
West Ham are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 17 points from 10 matches.