Reid proud of performance

Winston Reid was delighted to be back playing against Spurs after returning from injury

West Ham United defender Winston Reid said the Hammers can be proud of their performance against Tottenham Hotspur, despite a last minute Harry Kane equaliser.

In an impressive display, the Hammers took a deserved lead as Cheikhou Kouyate scored his third goal of the season with a powerful header pass Hugo Lloris.

The Hammers doubled their advantage in the 62nd minute when Diafra Sakho finished well after a wonderful through ball by Mark Noble.

With ten minutes to go, Danny Rose halved the arrears as his shot bounced off the turf and into the far right hand corner. Tottenham completed the comeback deep into injury time as Harry Kane was on hand to score his 24th goal of the season as he tucked in the rebound after Adrian had saved his penalty.

Speaking after the game, Reid, who played his first game in just under a month having recovered from injury, said: "We can take a lot of pride in our performance. I thought we started really well today, especially in the first 20 minutes. Cheik scored a good goal but by the end we were just hanging on.

"After they got one goal back we didn't keep the ball perhaps as well as we should have done. I think fatigue was beginning to show too because we didn't have the same energy levels in the last ten minutes. They grew in confidence and scored another goal at the death, it was disappointing from our point of view."

We won't let the season fizzle out, and I don't think today's result counts as the season fizzling out

The 26-year-old New Zealand captain has been in good form for the Hammers this season, and he put in a typically assured performance at the heart of the defence.

Having returned from injury, Reid completed the full 90 minutes, his 25th appearance of the season. He continued to say: "We've conceded a few late goals this season, recently against Manchester United and again today. Coming here we knew it was going to be tough and we had chances to finish it off. Enner had a good chance and Adrian had to make some fantastic saves.

"It was nice to be back playing. I had a couple of days training and I felt good so it was nice to be back out on the pitch.

"We won't let the season fizzle out, and I don't think today's result counts as the season fizzling out. We're going to try and finish as high as we can, that hasn't stopped from the start of the season. But we need to get the results our performances deserve."