Albion boss Chris Hughton believes key decisions went against his team in tonight's 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham.

He had no complaints about the penalty awarded by ref Chris Kavanagh for handball by Glenn Murray from a Kieran Trippier free-kick and converted by Harry Kane.

But Hughton was unahppy about the free-kick being given for a foul by Gaetan Bong on Kane.

He also felt Albion were denied a penalty of their own in the second half for Eric Dier tugging Lewis Dunk.

Hughton said: "I think it (Tottenham's) was a penalty. That I don't have a problem with. What I don't think it was, and having seen it again, I think it was a soft free-kick.

"Gaetan touches the ball. I wasn't sure at the time, I thought it was soft, but I hadn't seen it.

"I have seen it now. I think he (Bong) gets a touch. That makes it a soft free-kick in the first place.

"We certainly should have had a penalty. I wasn't aware at the time, I didn't see it, but certainly seeing it back again when you have a player that has hold of Lewis Dunk's shirt as he is going down then absolutely that's a penalty."

Hughton was happy with the overall performance after Albion lost Dale Stephens to a hamstring injury early on.

Erik Lamela doubled Tottenham's lead in the second half after Anthony Knockaert missed a clear chance to equalise.

The Argus: Knockaert (above) struck in stoppage time on his 100th start for the club and had a subsequent shot saved by Tottenham's thid-choice keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Hughton said: "I thought in the first half, where they had very good possession, we limited them to very minimal chances.

"The penalty gave them a lift. The reaction from the team was very good and I always felt once the game opened up a bit we would get opportunities.

"Apart from a frantic end period, where it opened up a bit and they've got good quality, I thought we had as many chances as them."