Tottenham 3-1 West Ham: Defending let us down - Allardyce

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Allardyce blames Hammers defence

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce bemoans "a bad day" and says his team's defensive work let them down after they lost 3-1 at Tottenham.

The Hammers never recovered from Defoe's opening goal on the brink of half-time, and Allardyce felt their "spirited comeback" came too late.

The game marked the end of Andy Carroll's 15-game wait for a first West Ham goal, which Allardyce hopes will spark a scoring run for the Liverpool loanee.