Harry Kane 'dive': West Ham manager Sam Allardyce blasts 'desperate' Tottenham, but Kane says he 'got tumbled over' by Alex Song

Tottenham 2 West Ham 2: The incident happened in the 95th-minute

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After West Ham's dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham today, Hammers' manager Sam Allardyce blasted "desperate" Spurs after their striker Harry Kane was brought down by Alex Song following minor contact in the area to win the late penalty.

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Kane then scored from the rebound for his 24th goal of the season in the 96th-minute after Adrian saved his controversial spot-kick.

"You can't put your hands on anyone today otherwise they will go to ground and make the referee's mind up," Allardyce told BT Sport.

 

"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."

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Alex Song brings down Harry Kane

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Kane immediately goes down after the clash

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And the penalty is given

Kane, however, said he "was about to shoot and got tumbled over" by Song in the incident.

"The ball bounced nicely for me, I got in front of Alex Song, was about to shoot and got tumbled over. It was a nervous penalty to take but when your luck is in your luck is in. My heart was in my mouth when the keeper saved the first shot but it fell nicely for the rebound.

"I think we deserved the draw, we dug deep at 2-0 down and it shows our character. We were sloppy in the first half but at 2-0 down we started playing better and knew what we had to do. Not one head dropped.

"We knew we had half an hour to go, knew if we got one then the second could come. We're delighted to get the draw."

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