By Saikat Mandal

15th May, 2022 | 4:36pm

Gary Lineker reacts to Lukasz Fabianski penalty save in West Ham v Manchester City

Gary Lineker has described the game as “extraordinary” after Lukasz Fabianski made a big penalty save as West Ham drew 2-2 against Manchester City.

In the first half, the Hammers took a 2-0 lead, thanks to a brace from Jarrod Bowen.

In the second half, the visitors came out all guns blazing and pulled one back through Jack Grealish. They equalised after an own goal from Vladimir Coufal.

Lineker was convinced that it was a penalty and it was rightly given after a VAR check. He wrote on Twitter: “Penalty all day long.”

After Fabianski made the save to deny Riyad Mahrez, Lineker followed it up with another tweet. He wrote: “It’s the season that keeps on giving. Extraordinary game.”

Huge point

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What a game! And West Ham truly deserved something from this game.

They were brilliant in the first half against City, and the tactics from David Moyes were spot on.

The Hammers were solid at the back and they threatened from the counter.

Michail Antonio was superb with his physical display and was involved in some brilliant passages of play.

However, the turning point of this game was the save from Fabianski.

The veteran goalkeeper was top draw once again and he produced some brilliant saves throughout the game.

However, that was one moment that kept the Hammers in the game.

The Hammers will be disappointed with some of the half-chances they have missed. Antonio tried a delicate chip over Ederson, but couldn’t hit the target.

West Ham have now qualified for Europe once again next season, while the title City will now be decided on the final day, provided Liverpool win their respective game in hand.

In other West Ham news, the boss could do with offloading this ageing defender to make room for new arrivals.