Harry Kane helped Tottenham Hotspur salvage a 2-2 English Premier League draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday. After three recent defeats to the Hammers, Spurs were keen to bounce back against their London neighbours. Mauricio Pochettino’s men got into their stride from the onset and created several early chances.
Diafra Sakho had the first shot for Tottenham, but his shot went very high and wide. Thereafter, the visitors had an attack of their own through Cheikhou Kouyaté from outside the box but it was too high and never looked like going in. The hosts were dominant, relishing 77% of ball possession, with Kane having a shot but it hit the bar and went out of play.
West Ham took full advantage of an early Spurs mistake and Kouyaté made no mistake as his header put Sam Allardyce’s side ahead in the 22nd minute. The home side continued pushing towards half-time but were unfortunate not to equalise as the teams went into the break at 1-0.
After the interval, Pochettino’s side had an early corner and came close to equalising but Ryan Mason’s shot was just to the left. Allardyce’s side doubled their lead in the 62nd minute through Sakho, who made up for his missed shot earlier. Tottenham finally scored their much-needed goal through Danny Rose in the 81st minute to give the home side a glimpse of hope towards the end.
Kane had the final say as he scored a late equaliser to save the day for Spurs.