Premier League
25 November 2017
Game week
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Wembley Stadium (London)


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4' S. Rondón (G) (assist by: J. Livermore)
H. Kane (G) 74' (assist by: D. Alli)
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And that's full-time! Rondon gave West Brom a shock lead when he trickled the ball into the far corner after Alli was dispossessed in midfield, and despite lots of resolute defending and an engaging tactical battle between Pochettino and caretaker manager Megson, Kane nicked an equaliser from Alli's cross in the second half. Spurs then piled on the pressure, but it was West Brom who had the best chance in the dying minutes to win in, with the impressive Rondon just unable to turn Phillips' cross goalwards for a shock winner. It finishes 1-1 here at Wembley!
90'+5 CHANCE! How have West Brom not nicked a winner here! The ball is fizzed across the six-yard box by Phillips, but Rondon can't steer the ball on target under pressure! He was so exhausted, but had he hit the target there he'd have surely won it!
90'+4 CHANCE! Robson-Kanu has a great chance to win it for West Brom at the end! He hits it well, but it's straight at Lloris, who hangs on!
90'+3 Spurs push forward again, and Alli's header is blocked. It's played back up to Rondon again, who wins yet another foul with his strength. He's been outstanding today.
90' Rondon works exceptionally hard again to chase down a clearance and his bullish play earns him a throw. He looks absolutely shattered though.
89' CHANCE! Rondon has space to run into as Spurs commit bodies forward, but he doesn't shoot and his pass into Robson-Kanu lacks any real conviction, and is intercepted.
88' West Brom are clinging on here for dear life. Spurs are pressing relentlessly for a winner, but there's not long left.
86' CHANCE! Kane spins away from Hegazi and fires one at goal, but he doesn't hit the target. He made the chance well for himself, but can't take it.
85' CHANCE! A deflection on Kane's shot sees Foster spill his inital catch, but he gatehrs at the second time of asking under pressure from Alli.
84' West Brom block a couple of vicious efforts from Alli and Eriksen, before looking to launch a counter-attack. Phillips just can't quite get past Sanhcez though.
82' And Foster is subsequently booked for time-wasting, a decision that was certainly coming.
CHANCE! Spurs are searching for a winner here! They get the ball wide again and this time it's Tripper who delivers into Kane, but he just gets under the ball and his header sails over.
80' CHANCE! Hegazi can't generate enough power on his headed clearance, and it goes straight to Alli, but he's leaning back and his shot flies over the crossbar.
79' Barry has to be replaced, and Yacob comes on in his place.
77' Nyom gets a booking, despite his protests.
76' CHANCE! Eriksen fires a free-kick right on the edge of the box into the wall, and sends a dangerous cross into the middle, but West Brom survive!
74' Alli finally goes wide and it pays dividends for Spurs, as his cross into the box turns the West Brom defenders around.
GOAL! Kane gets the equaliser out of nowhere! Alli whips it in from the right and Kane gets a nick on the ball in the six-yard box to poke it home. He ghosted in unmarked and Foster was perhaps unlucky to see the ball go through his legs rather than into his midriff.
71' Phillips does really well to get round his man with a turn of pace, but his cross into the middle is dealt with by Sanchez.
70' Spurs waste a set-piece situation, and West brom try to break through McClean, who wins a throw.
69' CHANCE! Trippier scuffs his volley into the ground, and it bobbles up awkwardly past the far post as Alli tries desperately to get on the end of it, but can't make contact!
67' McClean replaces Field, and goes out wide on the left, as West Brom tweak their shape again. It's now a 4-4-1-1, going back to two banks of four for the last 20 minutes or so.
Rodriguez is replaced by Robson-Kanu. The former Southampton man has worked exceptionally hard today - as have the rest of his team.
65' Spurs' best moments have come when they have moved the ball quickly into wide areas. However, the likes of Alli and Eriksen are persisting with pushing through the middle, where they prefer to operate, and it's not coming off for them.
63' Spurs really trying to turn the screw now, with several dangerous-looking attacks, but they still can't quite find that final ball.
61' Dembélé also comes on, replacing Winks in midfield. Llorente plays up top with Kane, and Dier drops in at centre-back in a back four.
60' Pochettino looks to change the game with an hour gone, bringing on Llorente for Vertonghen!
Gibbs looks bewlidered as he's shown a yellow card. He goes in for the ball and mistimes it slightly, but Alli makes the most of the contact and it's a little soft.
58' Dier gets a deserved booking for criticism. He's been complaining to the referee ever since a decision went against him to award Field a free-kick, and the referee has had enough.
57' Spurs are really struggling to keep the ball at the moment. Having said that, West Brom are putting tremendous pressure on the home side's midfield, making it really difficult for them to play their football.
55' CHANCE! Great chance for Phillips! He drives at his man and cuts inside, before firing a low, curling shot with left boot, but it just flies wide!
54' Rondon is flagged offside in a fantastic position! Unusually lax play from the striker - had he worked hard er to get onside, he'd have had a wonderful opportunity!
52' Spurs probe and probe, but they just can't find a way through. West Brom's slight change in shape has combated the home side's tactical tweak well and stifled them further.
48' At the start of this second half, Rodriguez has dropped in on the left flank, leaving Rondon up top on his own and allowing Field to help out in the centre of midfield.
47' Kane has an early shot, but he's off-balance and the effort doesn't trouble Foster.
46' And the visitors kick us off at the start of the second half!
West Brom will certainly go into the dressing rooms happier at half-time. Alli's sloppy touch saw him dispossessed in midfield, before Rondon showed great strength to hold off Sanchez and fidn the bottom corner with a trickling effort inside the first five minutes! From there on, Spurs' attacks were blunted by impressive organisation from the Baggies. A change in shape for the home side to 4-2-3-1 saw Tottenham create more chances towards the end of the half, mostly through Son, who created a golden opportunity for Kane that he just couldn't take! It's 1-0 to West Brom at the break!
45'+3 Play has to be stopped as Hegazi and Evans clash heads in the box. After they receive treatment, Foster launches the ball long and the referee blows for half-time!
45'+2 CHANCE! Son has a dig, but his shot is deflected onto the roof of the net for a corner, which comes to nothing.
45'+1 CHANCE! Son has been Spurs' chief threat so far, and he creates a golden chance! He gets past Phillips - whose defensive contribution ahs been exceptional - and fizzes the ball across the six-yard box, but Kane can't get a touch! Trippier crosses from the other side, but Dier can't make the most of the header.
43' West Brom look vulnerable for a moment as they lose the ball with men committed forward, but Hegazi manages to latch onto a long ball meant for Kane and snuffs out the danger.
42' Eriksen can't quite get onto a flick from Kane and West Brom clear their lines. The frustration levels are rising for the home side.
41' CHANCE! Tripper's cross is outswinging, and Dier manages to get his head on it and direct it towards the corner, but he can't generate enough power on it and Foster catches!
39' Spurs pile on the pressure, but they just can't get through West Brom's compact shape. Son whips in a cross and tries to wriggle past several defenders a few moments later, but the Baggies stand firm.
36' The home crowd's frustration is tangible as West Brom take their time over each set-piece. If it seeps into their team, it could negatively affect Spurs' performance.
35' Kane gives a cheap foul away as he shoves Hegazi in the back as the Egyptian ran back towards his own goal-line.
33' CHANCE! It nearly pays immediate dividends too! Son fires a shot at Foster and Davies' deflected volley wins a corner. Eriksen gets a chance from the set-piece, but it's blazed over the bar.
32' Spurs have changed shape, going into the 4-2-3-1 that was initially predicted, with Dier in holding midfield alongside Winks and the three attacking midfielders behind Kane.
31' Evans shows composure in possession under pressure, and sets the tone for his side to keep hold of the ball and take a breather.
30' Rodriguez shows lovely quick feet to skip round Trippier, and wins a throw-in as he and Field link up well.
28' Barry protests to the referee as Dier brings Rondon down, but gets away without a yellow card.
27' CHANCE! First real sight of goal for Spurs. Kane swivels away from Hegazi and fires a left-footed shot at goal from the edge of the box, but he doesn't quite catch it right and it goes wide.
26' Barry gets a yellow card as he lunges for the ball as it gets away from him, bringing Kane down in the process.
24' West Brom's compact shape is blunting Spurs' advances, and they win a throw-in as Eriksen receives the ball under pressure and rushes his pass.
23' Off the ball, Field is shuffling out to the left flank to make a bank of four, with Phillips dropping in on the other side and Rodriguez playing off of Rondon.
21' Foster plays a sloppy ball out and it's pounced on by Eriksen, but Field gets back to make an outstanding challenge and comes away with the ball! Great work by the young midfielder.
19' Trippier lofts one towards the head of Alli, who is making a diagonal run into the box, but Foster reads it well and gathers assertively.
18' Kane has a shot from 30 yards, but it's deflected upwards, taking all the sting out of it, and Foster can collect.
17' Evans and Gibbs do wellt o play the ball out from the back under pressure, before the left-back is fouled and the pressure is relieved.
16' Son crosses the ball into the box on the turn, but there's no-one there to attack it and West Brom clear comfortably. It's all on the edge of the Albion box at the moment.
15' Winks has a pot-shot from just outside the box as Alli lays him off, but he's charged down and he drags his shot wide under pressure.
13' Evans wins another foul for West Brom as he uses his strength to hold the ball up under pressure. It's very clearly a feature of the visitors' game-plan today.
12' West Brom's low block is making it difficult for Spurs to get a foothold. They'll need to move the ball so quickly to unsettle their organised shape, and the Baggies are doing their best to disrupt any rhythm and flow in the game.
10' Spurs send in a series of dangerous crosses, but Hegazi and Evans look relatively untroubled. Dealing with aerial balls is their bread and butter, after all.
7' West Brom are content now to sit back in their shape and soak up pressure from Spurs. The home side have it all to do now against a team that are certianly comfortable playing on the back foot.
4' Livermore pounced on sloppy play from Alli, playing in a deeper role today, before feeding Rondon, who used his strength well to hold off Sanchez and his mis-hit shot trickled into the far corner!
GOAL! Rondón gives West Brom the lead!!! Alli is dispossed in midfield after some sloppy play, and Rondon races down the right before trickling his shot into the far corner as a flat-footed Lloris watches on in despair! It's 1-0 to West Brom inside the first five minutes!
2' It seems Spurs are actually going with a back three today. Dier slots into the back line, while Alli partners Winks in midfield and Eriksen plays behind Son and Kane.
1' And the referee's whistle gets the game underway!
West Brom sit above the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference alone, and have not won a game in all competitions since beating Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup on August 22, and they haven't won a Premier League game since August 19 - a 1-0 victory over Burnley. Their winless run could extend to 12 games in all competitions if they fail to beat Spurs here.
While Tony Pulis was West Brom manager, the club averaged less than a goal a game (0.99 – 105 goals in 106 games). Of the 14 clubs to have played the same number of games since Pulis' appointment, only Swansea (123) and Crystal Palace (119) have won fewer points than the Baggies (124). Following Pulis' sacking, the club's supporters will be hoping for both a more expansive and effective approach in the near future.
While Spurs have a good recent record against West Brom, the Baggies can take heart from their strong away record against the London side, having lost just one of their last five in the league. Furthermore, Everton v Leicester (56.5%) is the only Premier League fixture to have ended in a draw more often than Tottenham v West Brom (45.5%, 10/22).
Tottenham have also made changes from their last game - a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions league - as Pochettino brings his two first-choice full-backs back into the fold. Serge Aurier and Danny Rose make way for Kieran Tripper and Ben Davies, respectively. Aurier drops to the bench, but Rose - for the second successive Premier League game - is left out of the squad altogether, despite his comments about being 'fuming' after he was left out against Arsenal.
Megson has made two changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Chelsea in their last game, replacing Gareth McAuley and Grzegorz Krychowiak with Allan Nyom and Sam Field, and changing shape to a 4-3-3. The Baggies remain without Craig Dawson (knee), James Morrison (Achilles) and Nacer Chadli (hamstring).
Managerless West Brom make their first visit to Wembley Stadium since 2008, when Hal Robson-Kanu scored for Portsmouth to knock his current side out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage. They have won just two of their last 21 league games, and caretaker manager Gary Megson faces a tough test in his first game in charge, as Tottenham look to boucne back from their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the North London derby.
West Brom substitutes: Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Myhill, McClean, Burke, Krychowiak, McAuley
West Brom XI (4-3-3): Foster; Gibbs, Evans, Hegazi, Nyom; Barry, Livermore, Field; Rodriguez, Rondon, Phillips
Tottenham substitutes: Vorm, Sissoko, Llorente, Dembele, Foyth, Aurier, Walker-Peters
Tottenham XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Davies, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Trippier; Winks, Dier; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Kane
The line-ups are out, and we'll start with the home side.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League fixture between Tottenham and West Brom at Wembley Stadium.


H. Lloris
B. Foster
K. Trippier
A. Nyom
K. Gibbs
J. Vertonghen
J. Evans
D. Sánchez
Son Heung-Min
J. Livermore
S. Rondón
H. Kane
M. Phillips
E. Dier
G. Barry
J. Rodriguez
D. Alli
C. Eriksen
Ahmed Hegazi
S. Field
H. Winks
B. Davies

Additional info

M. Jones
S. Ledger
Fourth official
P. Bankes


Match Stats

Tottenham Hotspur West Bromwich Albion
62 Attacks (Dangerous) 16
8 Corners 0
10 Fouls 12
18 Free Kicks 12
4 Goal Kicks 13
2 Offsides 6
9 Shots (blocked) 0
10 Shots (off target) 3
5 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
28 Throw Ins 19

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