Tottenham ace Gareth Bale admits they were fortunate to win a decisive penalty in last night's FA Cup victory over Stevenage.

Emmanuel Adebayor converted the spot-kick to put Spurs 2-1 up in the 55th minute after Bale had gone down under a challenge from Mark Roberts.

"I'm not sure it's a penalty, but I didn't go down looking for it," Bale said. "The ref gave it so what can I do?"

The Wales international added: "I think we all knew how hard it was going to be. They gave everything they've got and gave us a hard time, but in the end we started our passing game and the boys finished them off."