West Bromwich 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 – Late Harry Kane header catapults Tottenham to second place

Harry Kane of Tottenham

2020-21 English Premier League match report – West Bromwich v Tottenham Hotspur – The Hawthorns – Sunday, November 8, 2020

West Bromwich 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Match Report

Harry Kane got his 150th Premier League goal as the Spurs left it late to win 0-1 against a resilient West Bromwich side at The Hawthorns on Sunday evening.

The Baggies went in to the home game without defender Branislav Ivanovic and midfielder Matheus Pereira after both tested positive during the week while Jose Mourinho opted to play Kane, Gareth Bale and Son Heung-Min for the first time together.

However, the hosts had no difficulty in handling the Spurs attack and in fact created chances of their own.

Callum Robinson found space and beat Hugo Lloris with his cross that found a Karlan Grant whose smashing attempt forced some desperate on-the-line defending from Eric Dier.

There were chances at either end after the break. Giovani Lo Celso, substituting for the injured Tanguy Ndombele nearly put Spurs on the scoresheet in the 67th minute while Sergio Reguilon’s shot was blocked in the six-yard box before rebunding to Lo Celso who struck it wide.

Conor Gallagher hit the outside of the post at the other end moments later.

There were some tense moments towards the end for the Spurs goal with Darnell Furlong heading a strong cross that Hugo Lloris mishandled but Grant smashed the rebound wide.

Just as it seemed that the game was heading for a tame draw, the West Brom’s defence failed to track Kane’s run into the box as the English striker Kane rose high to Matt Doherty’s cross and headed the ball over goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

The three points from the Hawthornes game helped Spurs catapult to the 2nd place with 17 points, equal to 3rd placed Liverpool. The Baggies who are yet to find a win after 8 outings languish in the relegation zone in the 18th spot.

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