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West Ham No1 Green snaps: Defoe dived

West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green is convinced Tottenham's Jermain Defoe "dived" to win a last-minute penalty in yesterday's 1-1 draw.

The Tottenham striker, sent on by Juande Ramos in the 77th minute, won the spot kick when he went down under the faintest challenge from full back Lucas Neill.

Justice perhaps prevailed when Green, partially at fault for Tottenham's 66th-minute equaliser, saved from the spot for the third time this season.

"I was surprised the referee gave it because I thought he dived," said a clearly aggrieved Green.

"It was a dramatic finale, but that is just the way we like it."

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