Saturday, 16th August, 2014

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes his side were robbed against Tottenham today, with Spurs scoring through their only clear-cut chance of the game.

The Hammers bossed proceedings at Upton Park in terms of goal chances and had the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, but Mark Noble missed. Spurs were also reduced to ten men during the same incident, Kyle Naughton being sent off for deliberate handball.

West Ham also had a man sent off in James Collins, just past the hour mark, before deep in injury time, new Spurs signing Eric Dier popped up and grabbed three points for the visitors, leaving Allardyce feeling very hard done by.

"When Tottenham did get their goal, it was with their last chance and probably their only clear-cut chance in the whole game", Allardyce told his club's site.


"We paid the ultimate price in the last minute because we didn't secure the victory well before Tottenham got their goal.


"The length of time it went on, watching the game from sat upstairs or down on the touchline, you know that this game will sometimes bite you when you don't finish off the opposition when you've created so many chances."

The victory marks a win for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino in his first game in charge of the White Hart Lane outfit, but for West Ham it ends a run of three consecutive victories over their London rivals.

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