Premier League all but Leicester’s as Spurs choke against West Brom


Craig Dawson’s own goal handed Tottenham the lead three minutes after the half hour mark before scoring his second on the night, this time for West Brom to restore parity inside the 73rd minute.

Alli could miss the rest of the season after he turned and lashed out at the Argentine and even though referee Mike Jones missed the incident, the England international could be punished retrospectively.

Alli tussles with Yacob. Image courtesy @SKY SPORTS

Tottenham were fast starters in the game with Toby Alderweireld getting a sniff on goal from a corner that went wide and moments later Harry Kane and Dele Alli combined well, with the latter timing his pass perfectly to put the former in on goal but somehow the West Brom keeper Boaz Myhill got a hand to his shot to push it on to the inside of the far post.

On the 13th minute Christian Eriksen too had a clip of the bar as the hosts sought the opener following a fine start and Myhill was forced into another good save to keep out Kane’s 20 – yard shot on the 21st minute.

Spurs were clearly running rings and on the 32nd minute a penalty shout by Danny Rose was ignored by the referee after a challenge by James McLean

The break did not wait too long thereafter for the hosts. On the 33rd minute, Eriksen lobbed in a freekick with Myhill caught flatfoot and Craig Dawson bundles the ball to his own net under pressure from Jan Vertonghen for the opening goal.

Erik Lamela too had a penalty shout ignored on the 40th minute but couldn’t get a second goal in the opening 45 minutes.

Tottenham should have doubled the scores on 57 minutes after a lovely flick from Dele Alli released Christian Eriksen down the left and the Dane charged into space before crossing low for Lamela who hit the post again.

Another penalty appeal went ignored after Johny Evans seemed to handle in the box and on the 72nd minute, Dawson made amends for his own goal with a thumping header after Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris misjudged a corner.

At 1-1 it was well poised for West Brom and the baggies just managed to wade off the pressure for a precious point while Tottenham fell seven points behind league leaders Leicester City.


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