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West Brom 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane scores against West Brom
Harry Kane scored his ninth and 10th Premier League goals of the season
  • Spurs up to fifth in the table
  • Kane gets 19th and 20th goals of season
  • Eriksen gives Spurs early lead
  • West Brom's first defeat of 2015

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham brought Tony Pulis's unbeaten start as West Brom manager to an end.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring after just six minutes with a brilliant free-kick and Kane doubled the lead with a powerful right-foot shot.

The Spurs striker added his second from the penalty spot, his 20th goal in all competitions this season.

Craig Dawson's header against the crossbar before the break was as close as the hosts came to scoring.

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Pochettino proud of Tottenham team

Defeat ended a five-game unbeaten run for Pulis, and the former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager's side put on a lacklustre performance.

Spurs, meanwhile, were clinical and victory in their ninth match of the month moves them above Arsenal, albeit possibly only for 24 hours. The north London rivals meet at White Hart Lane next Saturday.

Having scored a late equaliser in Spurs' League Cup semi-final second leg at Sheffield United in midweek, Eriksen was soon back on the scoresheet.

After Claudio Yacob was penalised for a clumsy challenge on Mousa Dembele, Eriksen's well-struck free-kick evaded Ben Foster, who got a hand to the ball but could not prevent the Dane's ninth league goal of the season.

All good things come to an end...
Eriksen's goal was the first time West Brom had conceded in 266 minutes of Premier League action.

Dembele was also involved in the second goal, the Belgian using his strength before laying the ball off to Kane, who cut back onto his right foot to fire his shot past the helpless Foster.

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Albion were flat and flaky - Pulis

After a quiet opening spell, West Brom came close to scoring three times before half-time. Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris denied James Morrison and Yacob with excellent saves, while Dawson's header following a free-kick slammed against the crossbar.

But it was Kane who scored next, sending Foster the wrong way with a clinical spot-kick after a Kyle Walker cross hit the raised arm of Joleon Lescott.

And the 21-year-old striker came close to a hat-trick when his free-kick forced Foster into a fine save.

At the other end, a poor touch from Saido Berahino denied West Brom a rare scoring opportunity and summed up a below-par day for the West Midlands outfit.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis:

"The first 20 minutes were very disappointing, we started flat and flaky in many respects. Then their keeper has made two wonderful saves, and we needed that goal to get back into the game, then it would have been game on.

"We had opportunities, but it was not our day."

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I'm very pleased and very proud, it was a great performance, we played one of our best games since the beginning of the season.

"This was a challenge, it's always difficult when you've gone to a final in difficult conditions and then be ready to play a tough side like West Brom. The key was to be focused, keep our concentration and our character was excellent."

Ben Foster of West Brom
Ben Foster was unable to stop the Christian Eriksen free-kick that gave the Danish midfielder his sixth away goal this term
Kyle Walker and Joleon Lescott
Kyle Walker's cross was blocked by the arm of Joleon Lescott, leading to Harry Kane's penalty chance
Harry Kane scores past Ben Foster from the penalty spot
Harry Kane's fine form has lead to calls for an England call-up for the 21-year-old
Tony Pulis and Maurico Pochettino
It was only the third time Tony Pulis has lost a home Premier League game by a three goal margin
Harry Kane
Kane has scored more goals in all competitions than any other Premier League player this season, with Man City's Sergio Aguero on 19 at the start of their game against Chelsea

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 2WisdomSubstituted forGardnerat 61'minutes
  • 23McAuley
  • 25Dawson
  • 6Lescott
  • 19McManamanSubstituted forIdeyeat 60'minutes
  • 5YacobBooked at 80mins
  • 7MorrisonSubstituted forDorransat 88'minutes
  • 11Brunt
  • 10Anichebe
  • 18BerahinoBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 4Baird
  • 8Gardner
  • 9Ideye
  • 15Pocognoli
  • 17Dorrans
  • 29Sessegnon
  • 38Rose

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Walker
  • 21Fazio
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3Rose
  • 8Paulinho
  • 38MasonSubstituted forStambouliat 74'minutes
  • 11LamelaBooked at 90mins
  • 19DembéléSubstituted forChadliat 62'minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 18KaneSubstituted forSoldadoat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Soldado
  • 13Vorm
  • 15Dier
  • 17Townsend
  • 22Chadli
  • 25Stambouli
  • 33Davies
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
25,079

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

Booking

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Graham Dorrans replaces James Morrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Harry Kane.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ben Foster.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

Attempt missed. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Craig Dawson.

Attempt saved. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Brunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Ryan Mason.

Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).

Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Morrison with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Harry Kane.

Attempt blocked. Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brown Ideye.

Foul by Federico Fazio (Tottenham Hotspur).

Brown Ideye (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Tottenham Hotspur 3. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Joleon Lescott (West Bromwich Albion) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Nacer Chadli replaces Mousa Dembélé.

goal

As It Stood

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3Man Utd23127439221743
4Southampton22133637162142
5Tottenham2312473530540
6Arsenal22116539251439
7Liverpool2311573327638
8West Ham2310673527836
9Stoke239592628-232
10Swansea228682630-430
11Newcastle238692935-630
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13Crystal Palace2358102534-923
14Sunderland2341182133-1223
15West Brom2357112032-1222
16Aston Villa2257101125-1422
17Burnley2348112138-1720
18Hull2347122033-1319
19QPR2354142442-1819
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