West Ham and Spurs share the points at Upton Park

LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) England striker Jermain Defoe missed a late penalty but Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten run under new coach Juande Ramos remained intact after a 1-1 draw at West Ham United today.

Tottenham substitute Defoe wasted a glorious chance to win it in stoppage time when his penalty was saved by Robert Green after he was bundled over by Lucas Neill.

Carlton Cole tapped West Ham in front after 20 minutes from Nolberto Solano's low cross following a mistake from Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul.

Tottenham should have been awarded a penalty five minutes before the break when striker Robbie Keane was caught by the leg of keeper Green after he had dinked the ball over his head.

The visitors equalised after 67 minutes when central defender Michael Dawson headed in Jermaine Jenas's free kick.

West Ham remain 10th in the standings with 19 points while Tottenham, with just two league wins all season, remain just two points above the relegation zone.

Arsenal moved three points clear at the top yesterday with a 2-0 home defeat of Wigan Athletic while champions Manchester United lost 1-0 at Bolton Wanderers.

Fulham are in action at home to Blackburn Rovers later on Sunday.


Story first published: Sunday, November 25, 2007, 23:03 [IST]
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