David Gold: Tottenham defeat makes our results more acceptable

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The West Ham co-chairman was upbeat after his side's 1-1 draw at Swansea City.

David Gold remained upbeat on Twitter after West Ham United's 1-1 draw at Swansea City.

There was some negativity surrounding the Hammers' draw after Andy Carroll has given the east London side the lead, only for Sam Allardyce's men to end up dropping points once again.

Gold, however, used Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace in the Premier League's evening kick-off as evidence that drawing away from home is no mean feat.

West Ham were also in front at Everton earlier this week, before conceding another late equaliser.

But Tottenham, too, led at Crystal Palace and ended up on the losing side - something the West Ham co-chairman feels acts as proof that their draws at Swansea at Everton are 'more acceptable' than perhaps first thought.

Both sides remain just a point apart after their respective results, with West Ham due to host Everton in three day's time for their FA Cup replay, before playing Hull City in the league.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have a Cup replay against Burnley the following day, before hosting Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

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