Harry Kane scores late equaliser as Tottenham draw with West Ham

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Harry Kane scored a last gasp equaliser as Tottenham came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with West Ham at White Hart Lane.

Spurs started well but Cheikhou Kouyate rose between the home side's centre backs to poweful header home Aaron Cresswell's cross after Mousa Dembele had lost possession. Diafra Sakho made it two in the second half, scoring from a tight angle at the far post from Mark Noble's cross.

Danny Rose reduced the arrears with ten minutes left as his mis-hit shot deceived Irons keeper Adrian after the Spaniard had punched clear a corner, and Kane was bundled over in the final minute of injury time by Alex Song.

The young English striker picked himself up to take the penalty but Adrian saved his spot kick. Fortunately for Kane and Spurs, the rebound fell into his path and his struck at the second attempt.


Mauricio Pochettino made six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Fiorentina on Thursday night, with Kane returning to the starting line-up along with Dembele, Erik Lamela, Eric Dier, Ryan Mason and Danny Rose.

Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, made one change for West Ham from the side humiliated 4-0 at West Brom in the FA Cup, with Winston Reid replacing Kevin Nolan.

Spurs started well, as they did against Fiorentina, with Nabil Bentaleb testing Adrian with a 30-yard drive. West Ham worked their way into the game, sitting deep and containing Spurs with ease and looking dangerous on the counter.

After forcing a couple of set pieces, the visitors strick when Dembele played a sloppy ball back into his own penalty area, Cresswell intercepted and crossed for Kouyate.

Home struggles

Dembele struggled for the first 45 minutes, with his passing being particularly poor and it was no surprise to see his withdrawal for Christian Eriksen after half time.

Tottenham's wide men Andros Townsend and Lamela were struggling to produce any service to the isolated Kane, and Pochettino was disappointed to see the tempo of his team's play evaporate.

Allardyce would have been delighted with the defensive resolve his side were showing after the Hawthorns humiliation, and they deservedly doubled their lead just after the hour mark when a counter attack culminated with Noble crossing to the far post.

Ener Valencia was offside in the centre and distracted Rose, who do not see Sakho sneaking in on the blind side to finish from a very tight angle.

West Ham on top

West Ham continued to push for a third goal, to replicate their win at the Lane last season, but Hugo Lloris did well to keep out Valencia from yet another cross.

Spurs struggled to offer anything but efforts from long range, but Rose's fortunate strike from the edge of the box following Adrian's punch clearance gave the home side renewed belief, and Kane struck with the final kick of the game to rob Allardyce of a valuable away win.

Tottenham stay within reach of the Champions League places, while West Ham remain in eight place.

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