Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce complained that Tottenham’s first goal should not have been awarded.
Allardyce felt that Peter Crouch had fouled Ryan Nelsen before the striker headed in, but referee Peter Walton correctly let the goal stand.
Allardyce said: “It is a foul on Ryan Nelsen. He has wrestled him to the floor and thrown his arms around him. The referee is in a good position but doesn’t give it.
“We were also 90 seconds into injury-time and only one minute had been put up. So instead of being comfortable in the first half and coming in at 0-0 we have been let down by the referee once again.
“We do not like it when the referee messes up but there is little we can do about it.”
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