West Bromwich –
At The Hawthorns, Sunday (8/11/2020), Tottenham did not do much in the first half. But in the second half, they started to get up and finally won thanks to a header Harry Kane in the 88th minute.
With this result, the care squad Jose Mourinho soared to the top Premier League standings with 17 points. Meanwhile, West Brom are on the brink of relegation, placing 18th and have only collected 3 points.
The course of the match
The host threatened first. Callum Robinson fired a shot from outside the penalty box, but the Tottenham goalkeeper was still able to catch it, Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham almost opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Son Heung-min get free space in front of goal and shoot with, but can still be blocked by West Brom defender, Semi Ajayi.
West Brom pressed again in the 18th minute. Crossing Darnell Furlong from the right was met by Karlan Grant, but his header went wide of the target.
West Brom’s attack came back almost to a goal in the 26th minute. Robinson’s short cross flew right in front of the Tottenham goal and was unable to reach Lloris, however Eric Dier swiftly clears the ball before it reaches the free-standing Grant.
West Brom did not stop pressing Tottenham. Kyle Bartley also had a chance in the 30th minute after receiving a free kick from Filip Krovinovic, but his header also didn’t produce a goal.
Four minutes later, West Brom again wasted opportunities. This time it was Jake Livermore’s long shoot that failed to aim at the target. The first half closed with the score 0-0.
In the second half, West Brom continued the pressure. Dara O’Shea got a chance with a header in the 47th minute, but it was still wide. A minute later, it was Robinson’s long-distance shot that bounced.
Tottenham got a good chance in the 50th minute. Harry Kane give good feedback to Gareth Bale, but the Welsh winger failed to turn it into a goal. Five minutes later, it was Bale’s turn to pass Kane, but still didn’t change the score.
Tottenham got good momentum and returned to attack. Sergio Reguilon unleashed a long-range shot in the 59th minute, but West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone managed to block it.
West Brom is depressed. Son also got a chance in the 63rd minute, and this time Johnstone again managed to save his shot.
The host pressed back. Furlong came close to scoring in the 71st minute after taking advantage of a Krovinovic corner, but Lloris managed to clear the opportunity.
Tottenham launched their attacks again. Toby Alderweireld also had a chance from a corner in the 82nd minute, but Johnstone saved. A minute later, it was the turn of the left foot Vinicius which the former goalkeeper saved Manchester United that.
GOAL! Finally Tottenham won 1-0. In the 88th minute, crossing Matt Doherty Kane headed from the right side without being able to be driven by Johnstone.
West Brom are trying to catch up, but the remaining time is not enough for them to take points from this match. When the whistle sounded, the score remained 1-0 for Tottenham.
The moment of Harry Kane’s goal. Photo: Getty Images / Pool
Line-up of players
West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend, Krovinovic, Livermore (Edwards 90′), Gallagher, Robinson (Diangana 68′), Grant (Phillips 84′)
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Sissoko (Vinicius 79 ‘), Hojbjerg, Bale (Moura 78’), Ndombele (Lo Celso 64 ‘), Son, Kane