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Posted on 23 January 2010  - 12:00

Leeds boss Simon Grayson said he was proud of his team's performance after Saturday's 2-2 draw in the FA Cup at the Lane.

Opposition view

Leeds boss Simon Grayson said he was proud of his team's performance after Saturday's 2-2 draw in the FA Cup at the Lane.

He had praise for Casper Ankergren after the goalkeeper performed heroics in the first half, including saving Jermain Defoe's penalty and for two-goal hero Jermaine Beckford, who slotted home a last-gasp penalty to take the fourth round tie to a replay at Elland Road.

"I thought we deserved a draw over the course of the game," said Grayson. "Tottenham came out very quickly against us which we expected because they have a lot of quality players but we managed to come through that period and showed our quality at times.

"We still believed at 1-0 down that we could get back into the game, we tried to take the game to Tottenham in the second half and I felt we did that.

"Our goalkeeper made some good saves and you need a keeper who will make vital saves at vital times, but you can't get away from the fact that that we had good opportunities as well.

"It's a big occasion in front of a full house at White Hart Lane and we told the lads at half-time to keep believing, that we'd get opportunities and we feel we have players who are capable of creating chances and taking them.

"We kept going until the very end and Jermaine showed great mental strength to put the penalty away."