Harry Kane, 21, won and scored after a penalty with the final kick of the match in an enthralling game at White Hart Lane, where West Ham came away with a point. Kane's 96th minute penalty was saved by Adrian, but he reacted quickest to the ball to tuck away his 24th goal of the season, to give Spurs an unlikely point at home. This was his 24th goal in 36 matches this season, in all competitions and 12 goals in his last 11 Premier League matches.

Spurs, who are pursuing qualification for the Champions League, are facing a tough schedule of six games in the next 17 days.

Therefore, there was no surprise that the head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, made several changes and rested his best players.

They started the game with a high tempo and enjoyed high possessions; their Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb twice tested West ham goalkeeper Adrian, as well as Kane striking the post in a dominant opening 10 minutes.

Hammers, whose robust tackling was a feature of their play in the match, took the lead in the 22nd minute through Cheikhou Kouyaté. They continued to create the better of the chances in the second half of the match, after the Senegalese striker, Sakho, made no mistake at the back post, on 62 minutes. Just nine minutes of time remaining in the match, the visitors were leading 2-0, and looked as though they were going to get their first victory in four Premier League games, to ease the pressure on manager Sam Allardyce, whose future has been under speculation.

However, Danny Rose managed to pull one back for Spurs in the 81st minute, before Harry Kane was awarded a controversial penalty, deep in stoppage time. It appeared that Alex Song made minimal contact with Kane, and the striker went down quite easily in the box; but referee Jonathan Moss pointed to the sport. Kane then equalised for Spurs after a rebound from his penalty.

Allardyce was angry at the end of the match, and claimed that the referee played too much added time. West Ham have now gone six matched without a victory. The result means that Spurs stay sixth and are within three points of top four, while West Ham is eighth, five points behind Spurs.