West Ham boss Sam Allardyce accused Harry Kane of going down too easily after the striker earned a stoppage-time penalty which secured Tottenham a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.
The in-form England Under-21 international saw a last-gasp spot-kick saved by Adrian but tucked away the rebound to secure a share of the spoils for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who had trailed 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining following goals by Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho.
Danny Rose’s mis-hit shot from the edge of the area set up a grandstand finish and the stage was set for Kane when he was brought down in the box by Alex Song in the 95th minute, leaving Allardyce infuriated and labelling Spurs “so lucky”.
“You can argue whether it’s enough contact from Alex’s arm or whether it’s not, but when you’re desperate like Tottenham are and you get touched, a player’s going to fall over and ask the referee to make a decision,” the Hammers boss told BT Sport. “Whether it’s the right decision or not, it’s the way football is today.
“If we’re to learn anything by it, we have to do the same as what Tottenham do more often, because we stay on our feet and don’t get fouls and they get touched and go down and they do get fouls. In the end it’s make a difference.
“But they’re so lucky today – one with the first goal and two with the fact Adrian saved the penalty and it’s fortunately – and unfortunately for us – come straight back to Harry Kane. It’s a bitter disappointment. (We had) an opportunity to have won by more.”
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