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Harry Kane won a penalty in the injury time. Getty

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has refused to blame Tottenham striker Harry Kane "for going down in the box" after a soft contact by Alex Song to secure a crucial late penalty for Spurs that led to a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday, 22 February.

The Hammers lead 2-0 at North London with 10 minutes remaining, thanks to goals from Cheikhou Kouyaté and Diafra Sakho.

However, Danny Rose started the comeback before Kane was fouled by Song inside the area in the last minute of the injury time to earn a penalty. Kane's penalty was saved by Adrian but the hotly-tipped striker followed up to score on the rebound.

When asked about the penalty after the game, Allardyce said: "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."

Nevertheless, the manager added that it was a huge mistake by his side to concede a penalty in the last minute of the game after a "magnificent performance".

"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," the manager said.

The Hammers boss was frustrated at leaving White Hart Lane with a solitary point, recalling that West Ham have allowed the opposition to come back in recent games against West Bromwich, Swansea and Manchester United.

"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," he said.

"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."