Don Hutchison vents fury at West Ham star after late defeat

West Ham's Don Hutchison in action

The former Hammer was livid with the challenge which gave away the penalty for Tottenham's winner on Saturday evening.

West Ham's Don Hutchison in action

Former West Ham United man Dun Hutchison has furiously criticised Havard Nordtveit on Twitter for the tackle which gave away the penalty for Tottenham Hotspur's last-gasp winner in the London derby at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening.

The Hammers twice led against Spurs in the hotly-contested clash before they looked like they were going to have to settle for a point as Harry Kane equalised in the dying minutes.

However, things soon turned unimaginably worse as substitute Nordtveit felled Son Heung-min with a reckless sliding challenge in injury time, and Kane stepped up to snatch all three points for the home side.

It was a horribly painful end for the travelling Irons supporters, and was clearly no easy watch for some of the club's former players either.

Hutchison, who played for the Hammers from 1994-96 and 2000-05, was clearly livid with the reckless nature of the challenge from Nordtveit, and though he did not mention the player's name explicitly, he expressed his anger on Twitter.

West Ham would already have been hugely disappointed to concede a late equaliser, but to then give up a winner in the manner in which they did will be near impossible to stomach.

The defeat now leaves the Hammers with just two victories from their last 10 Premier League games, and keeps them rooted just a point outside the relegation zone.

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