Feb 25, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
2-3
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Carroll (25' pen.), Cole (58')
Cole (59'), Diame (62'), O'Neil (71'), Collins (82')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Bale (13', 90'), Sigurdsson (76')
Dembele (8')

Sam Allardyce rues Matt Taylor miss

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on the touchline on December 9, 2012
© PA Photos
Sam Allardyce says that a miss from Matt Taylor cost West Ham United a win over Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes that a key miss from Matt Taylor was the crucial moment during his side's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.

With the Hammers leading 2-1, Taylor had a great chance when put through on goal to extend the lead but was denied by keeper Hugo Lloris.

Spurs then scored twice to secure a 3-2 winat Upton Park, and Allardyce admits that he is disappointed by the result.

"We've done a terrific job and made a terrific go of it. Jussi [Jaaskelainen] played so well," Allardyce told Sky Sports News. "It was at a crucial stage when Matt Taylor got through one-on-one. The 'keeper made a good save, but we want to be scoring that and, at 3-1, there's no way back for them.

"It's a very disappointing end to one of our best performances here against a top side. We caused them a lot of problems.

"We went 1-0 down to their first shot on target, got 2-1 up, had a chance to get 3-1 up, and then paid the price."

West Ham travel to Stoke City on Saturday.

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Tottenham's winning goal against West Ham United on February 25, 2013
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