Danny Rose hits back at Sam Allardyce after West Ham draw

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

Allardyce was unhappy after Tottenham were awarded a late penalty in the 2-2 draw against his West Ham side.

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has laughed off suggestions from Sam Allardyce that Spurs players probably go down too easily compared to the Hammers after yesterday's 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

West Ham let a two-goal lead slip which prevented Allardyce's side recording their third consecutive win at White Hart Lane, with Harry Kane winning the home side a penalty late on in the game when he went down under the attentions of Alex Song.

Some, like Allardyce, would argue that the penalty was a soft one and that Kane could've easily stayed on his feet, but in an interview with the London Evening Standard, Rose seemed to scoff at the claims from Big Sam.

He said: “I don’t think that’s a fair criticism. In real time I thought it was a penalty. It was a fair game and I don’t think anyone could be accused of going down too easily.

“As a team we do try to stay on our feet and I can’t think of any examples during the season of a player going down too easily.”

No side likes to be levelled with the allegation that players go down easily, but if you give a player the opportunity to win a penalty in the closing stages of the game, knowing they'll have the opportunity to either win or get a point from the encounter, then that is the risk any defender runs.

Kane may have invited the foul but it was foolish that a player of Song's experience and quality accepted the invitation. West Ham may feel hard done by - especially after Adrian saved the initial penalty but for Kane to put in the rebound - but they probably just needed to manage that part of the game better.

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