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Tottenham boss Redknapp: Stoke did not deserve equaliser

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists referee Chris Foy was right to deny Stoke City a late equaliser yesterday.

A close-range shot from Jon Walters appeared to go over the line but Foy allowed play to continue and Tottenham secured a 2-1 victory, thanks to a brace from Gareth Bale.

Walters, making his debut after arriving from Ipswich, was first to react after Heurelho Gomes blocked a far-post header from Ryan Shawcross.

However according to Spurs boss Redknapp, Gomes was obstructed in the build-up and Foy's decision was correct.

Redknapp said: "It was a foul on the goalkeeper, a blatant foul by Robert Huth. He has pushed him with two hands.

"I saw it on the replay and that is what Gomes told me in the dressing room. I didn't see it when it happened."

Foy's decision puzzled Stoke manager Tony Pulis, who said: "The first one (by Shawcross) looked a foul but if he doesn't give it then it is a goal.

"Why he (Foy) has got his head up and looked across at the linesman on the far side when he was only two yards away goodness knows.

"Sometimes they go for you, sometimes they don't. I don't think any referee goes out there to make a bad decision now. You have to take it on the chin."

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