Allen said: “I thought it was a harsh decision [the penalty]. But overall, it was a pulsating cup tie, with two teams who went about it with a number of changes. Spurs played in the manner you know, controlled possession and dominated that possession. Leicester were resolute and looked dangerous on the counter attack. On the balance of it all, I thought the draw was a fair result. I couldn’t separate the teams by the way they went about the game, and the ultimate result.”
Harry Kane netted a late penalty to bring the tie back to 2-2, securing a replay for Spurs when it looked like they were set to be knocked out of the Cup.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring, before the Foxes equalised via a Marcin Wasilewski header just 10 minutes later. Shinji Okazaki handed Leicester the lead at the start of the second half, and Kane’s 89th minute penalty secured the draw.
It was a questionable penalty, and one which has been debated heavily since, and Allen himself is not sure that it should have been given.
However, Allen does believe that a draw was a fair result, with both Spurs and the Foxes performing as expected, despite a number of changes in both sides.
Tottenham were controlling possession and pushing forward to attack, whilst Leicester were counter attacking with excellence as they have done all this campaign.
Having secured the draw, a replay has been scheduled for later this month, but the two teams first face off in the Premier League this week, looking to further improve their chances of winning the title this season.