Allardyce blames Hammers defence
- From the section Football
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.