Spurs manager Harry Redknapp praised debutant Luongo for having the courage to take the penalty.
“He is OK, of course,” Redknapp said.
“If Pavlyuchenko had scored, he wouldn’t have had to take one, would he? It would have been all over, but that is how it goes.
“The kid had the bottle to step up and take one – so did young Tom Carroll and Jake Livermore, so that was good.”
Pulis also had words of support for Luongo.
“At least he had the strength of character to go up and do it,” Pulis said.
“I thought he played well. He looked a decent young player.”
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