Tony Cottee: Referee should have disallowed Harry Kane's equaliser against West Ham

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West Ham legend Tony Cottee remains confused over why Harry Kane's goal against the Hammers on Sunday was allowed to stand.

West Ham United are of course preparing for Saturday's game against Crystal Palace, but it's hard not to look back at what could have been last Sunday.

The Hammers were 2-0 up against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to goals from Senegalese internationals Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, but saw their hopes of a win dashed in the final ten minutes of the contest at White Hart Lane.

Danny Rose's fluke shot looped over Adrian and into the net, before Harry Kane converted his own rebounded penalty to earn Spurs an unlikely draw in the finals seconds of the game.

In fact, Kane's equaliser was so late that it's caused quite the debate. Many feel that, given that Kane took the penalty after the five minutes of added time were up, referee Jonathan Moss should have blown the final whistle - before giving him a chance to tuck home the rebound.

It's hard to take for West Ham and manager Sam Allardyce, but there isn't much that can be done about the situation right now.

Former Hammers striker Tony Cottee spoke to London 24, and believes that the referee should indeed have blown the final whistle - but understands why Moss didn't do it in front of the White Hart Lane crowd.

"The referee had allowed for five minutes of injury time and when Spurs won their penalty, which I thought was definitely a spot kick by the way, he had played six minutes extra," said Cottee.

"I would like to know how much time had elapsed when Harry Kane’s shot was saved because if time was up, the referee should have blown for full time, before he had put in the rebound. Mind you it would have been a brave referee to blow the whistle at that point," he added

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