West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce vents his fury after his side throw away a two goal lead…
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has slammed Tottenham Hotspur players for going over too easily, as a late penalty earned Spurs a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate had the Hammers cruising towards three points, before Danny Rose and Harry Kane scored in the final ten minutes to earn Mauricio Pochettino’s team a point.
Allardyce, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror, said: “You can’t put your hands on anyone today otherwise they will go to ground and make the referee’s mind up.
“You can argue whether Alex Song has made enough contact for Harry Kane to go down, but when you’re desperate like Tottenham are, you get touched and the player is going to fall over.
“Maybe we should be more like Tottenham – we stay on our feet. They’re so lucky today. One with the first goal – Danny Rose has mishit it – and the second goal Adrian saved the penalty and it has gone straight back to Harry Kane.
“I thought we were going to see the game through nicely but we made a huge mistake at the end. Whether it’s a soft penalty or it isn’t, it is something we shouldn’t have done.
“It’s a real disappointment but it was a magnificent performance. The reason we lost the game was a bit of luck for them. We should have done enough at 2-0 up to see it out. That’s been our Achilles heel since the turn of the year. We were in front against West Brom and drew 1-1, we were in front against Manchester United and drew 1-1, and we were in front at Swansea and drew 1-1.
“I’m not blaming Harry Kane for going down in the box – we should do more of that. We’re an honest team and we’ve only got one penalty this season. We’re not getting rewards for our honesty.”