West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Highlights

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West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Highlights and Full Match
Competition: Premier League
Date: 5 May 2018
Stadium: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)
Referee: M. Jones

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Bromwich

Albion

J. Livermore (90’+2)
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Tottenham

Hotspur

Stadium: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)

Attendance: 23685

Referee: M. Jones

28 72 3 5 1 5 Ball Possession Shots off target Shots on target
Possession
28
72
Shots off target
3
5
Shots on target
1
5
Fouls
13
12
Corners
5
9
Offsides
2
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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    West Bromwich Albion
    Manager: D. Moore
    #Name
  • 1
    B. Foster
  • 3
    K. Gibbs
  • 2
    A. Nyom
  • 25
    C. Dawson
  • 26
    Ahmed Hegazi
  • 11
    C. Brunt
  • 10
    M. Phillips
  • 8
    J. Livermore
  • 14
    J. McClean
  • 20
    G. Krychowiak
  • 19
    J. Rodriguez
  • 22
    N. Chadli
  • 9
    S. Rondón
  • 15
    D. Sturridge
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Manager: M. Pochettino
    #Name
  • 1
    H. Lloris
  • 5
    J. Vertonghen
  • 18
    Llorente
  • 3
    D. Rose
  • 4
    T. Alderweireld
  • 2
    K. Trippier
  • 6
    D. Sánchez
  • 12
    V. Wanyama
  • 11
    E. Lamela
  • 27
    Lucas Moura
  • 23
    C. Eriksen
  • 20
    D. Alli
  • 7
    Son Heung-Min
  • 10
    H. Kane
    West Bromwich Albion
    #Name
  • 15
    D. Sturridge
  • 22
    N. Chadli
  • 20
    G. Krychowiak
  • 4
    H. Robson-Kanu
  • 5
    C. Yacob
  • 6
    J. Evans
  • 13
    G. Myhill
    Tottenham Hotspur
    #Name
  • 7
    Son Heung-Min
  • 27
    Lucas Moura
  • 18
    Llorente
  • 13
    M. Vorm
  • 15
    E. Dier
  • 17
    M. Sissoko
  • 33
    B. Davies
    West Bromwich Albion
    MinSubstitution
  • 74
    D. Sturridge
    S. Rondón
  • 79
    N. Chadli
    J. Rodriguez
  • 87
    G. Krychowiak
    J. McClean
    Tottenham Hotspur
    MinSubstitution
  • 67
    Son Heung-Min
    D. Alli
  • 78
    Lucas Moura
    E. Lamela
  • 85
    Llorente
    J. Vertonghen

Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Rafa Benitez and now Mauricio Pochettino.

Nobody can say that Darren Moore has not steered West Brom through the valley of the shadow of death in their incredible rally against relegation.

If the owners of West Brom have any sense they will scrap their interview process - today - to give the job to the man who managing to get more out of their players than anyone has done for some time.

The Hawthorns was left rocking to it’s foundations at the final whistle after Jake Livermore managed to get the final touch amid an injury-time scramble in the box.

Who cares about the quality. Feel the three points. If West Brom are eventually sucked into the outer darkness, it will not have been without a fight so determined, so tenacious, so bloody-minded that the marks of their fingernails will be left on the frame of the exit door.

How the powerbrokers at the Hawthorns must feel embarrassed that they did not pull the trigger on Alan Pardew sooner.

Had they done so they could well have followed the likes of Crystal Palace and West Brom out of danger and breathing more easily going into the final weekend.

Instead they head to Palace next Sunday relying on results going in their favour. It will help that Palace are already safe and could well be on the beach having themselves relegated Stoke to secure safety.

West Brom really do have a great chance of pulling off Mission Impossible.

Mild-mannered Moore re-emerged after the players had disappeared down the tunnel and, with his softly-spoken tones, reminded the fans that there was still work to be done.

The fans didn’t care. They showered him with applause as he called for unity and togetherness ahead of their final game of the season. They reminded him that there really is only one ‘Big Dave’ as they refer to him. Make no mistake, they are with him alright.
Right from the start Moore’s players weathered the storm against a Spurs side clearly superior. Pochettino’s men had been beaten just four times away from home all season.

Tellingly, however, they’d been held on their previous three visits to this stadium. They meant business in their bid to put that right.

Victor Wanyama forced fabulous saves out of Ben Foster with a shot heading for the top corner. Kane tested his agility again, foiled only when he discovered that Foster’s was better.

West Brom blew a chance of their own as defender Ahmed Hegazi nodded a free header wide seconds before half time.

Yet in the second half they stood strong as Tottenham, themselves in search of top four security, put their shoulders against the door and nudged with increasing intensity.

Pochettino’s players almost took the door of the hinges with a slick 54th-minute move through the middle, undone only when Foster prevented Erik Lamela from getting the final touch.

Try as they might, Spurs just could not find a way through. Instead it was Albion who would triumph. Deep into injury time a corner into the Spurs box sparked panic. Livermore managed to get the final touch from close range. The Hawthorns went wild. They’ve done great escapes before but this one, from the jaws of relegation, could well be the greatest.

If Moore doesn’t get this job full time now then West Brom don’t deserve him.

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