West Bromwich Albion
|DATE||Monday 25th April 2016|
|VENUE||White Hart Lane|
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|PREDICTION||Tottenham Hotspur 2 West Bromwich Albion 1|
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Monday 25th April 2016
White Hart Lane
Kick off 20:00
|Dawson (o.g.) 32m 11s||Dawson 72m 03s|
Evans (foul on Lamela) 60
|Crowd : 35,923||Weather : Showery rain, chilly|
|Referee : Mike Jones (Cheshire)||Assistant Referees : Mr. P. Kirkup; Mr. C. Hatzidakis|
|Fourth Official : Roger East|
|West Bromwich Albion kicked off and played towards the Paxton Road end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 8 minutes.|
|Tottenham Hotspur :||kit||West Bromwich Albion :||kit|
Hugo LLORIS (c)
Erik LAMELA ( 7
10 Harry KANE
33 Salamon RONDON
|Manager : Mauricio Pochettino||Manager : Tony Pulis|
|Sponsor : AIA Thailand||Shirt sponsor : TLC Bet|
|Kit Supplier : Under Armour||Kit Supplier : Adidas|
What turned out to be a
disappointing draw for Tottenham, which may have ended the chances
of a title win, saw the side struggle in the second half after a
scintillating display in the first 45 minutes. Having seen off the
new Stoke City last week, WBA were the old Stoke, with Pulis in
West Brom were trying to break through and when Gardner stood up a cross to the near post, Rondon should have done better than head the ball wide when unmarked. Eriksen fizzed a shot just wide after Alli set him up and then Dawson got forward for the Baggies to put a shot wide across goal. McClean was the pantomime villain, as he tried to get into the game, but his attempts to foul Spurs players saw him not even up to that, while he was alone under a high ball with Walker come way from him, but slipped and allowed Kyle to make a raid up the right wing.
When an Eriksen free-kick was cleared, Mousa Dembele, who had another majorly influential game, pulled a shot across goal and a few feet wide of the goal. Myhill had to be alert when Alli's ball over the top saw Christian on the break, but the keeper got there first; diving out to head the ball amid moans about the height of Eriksen's foot !! Kane had a shot wide, but then West Brom broke on the right and Hugo had to be alert to get a hand to Rondon's shot and tip it over the bar. What we all feared happened next, with the corner coming in high and Dier getting caught under Dawson's leap, while Lloris didn't get there with his punch and the Albion defender headed the ball into the net to level his own goal of earlier in the match. Dier stayed down and had to leave the field shortly after with concussion, but the damage was deeper than that for the side, who hadn't looked a shadow of that of the first half.
As Spurs tried to get back into the game, Eriksen put a free-kick high over the bar, while Sessignon put a shot wide at the other end. The WBA midfielder had a better chance soon after, but could only hit the side netting. The last five minutes and five added minutes passed by with the two teams battling to keep possession, but no clear cut chances could be made and the final whistle blew on the draw and possibly on Tottenham's title challenge.
The chorus of "We Love You Tottenham" showed the fans (well, those who were left) were right behind the team, even though it looked like this result had given Leicester City an unassailable gap to be bridged. The season didn't turn on this result and the team should be proud of what they have achieved. I certainly am proud of the way they have played this season. A winning mentality and a consistency almost anathema to Tottenham Hotspur, but something that can be carried forward into what looks to be a bright future.
Davie G - Hoddesdon
West Bromwich Albion had a
local rivalry with East Bromwich Albion in the early days of their
history. North Bromwich Albion and South Bromwich Albion never
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|Other scores during this week :|
|Leicester City||4||Swansea City||0||Sunday|
|Manchester City||4||Stoke City||1||Saturday|
|6||West Ham United||34||14||14||6||57||43||56||+14|
|13||West Bromwich Albion||34||10||11||13||31||41||41||-10|
Position before match : 2nd
Position after match : 2nd
Position after the weekend : 2nd
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