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Summary

  1. Dawson header earns a point for Baggies
  2. Spurs now seven points adrift
  3. Leicester three points away from PL title

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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One hand on the trophy

We were here to cover Tottenham v West Brom but it has turned very much into Leicester's night.

They are one win away from a remarkable first Premier League title. I'll leave that to sink in.

See you soon.

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'We still need to believe'

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We were unlucky in the first half and created a lot of chances but this always happens in football.

"We allowed them to believe and we conceded a goal, but I am very proud because it was a big effort. 

"We still need to believe. Seven points is difficult but we still need to fight in the next three games.

"We felt comfortable on the pitch and created chances, but we lost control of game and allowed them to create chances. But I think we deserved the three points.

"Mathematically it is still possible. I have nothing to complain about and we need to be strong in our mind and prepare for the next game. It is difficult but we need to foight for the points. We are Not going to give up. 

"We understand it was a game we must win. I must now lift the players for the game against Chelsea."

'I want Leicester to win it'

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis, speaking to BBC Sport: "First half we were lucky to come in 1-0 down. Tottenham have quality young players and they have everything you want in a team. But we had a chat at half-time and became more aggressive if anything. We were taking punches in the first half and not giving anything back.

"They needed the second goal. If they get that it would have been very difficult for us. We had to have a clean-sheet second half to be in the game. If you look at the energy and effort and the way we forced them to make mistakes it was much better.

"I just want Leicester to win it. No disrespect to Tottenham, but it is such a wonderful story. It can't happen anywhere else but in this country. The Premier League is such a tough league and Leicester can dig results out. They have played exceptionally well and won games but when they haven't they have dug them out.

"I think Tottenham will be an exceptional side. It will be an exciting place to be, this club."

'I won't be driving home if Leicester win'

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio 5 live

"Leicester can win the title at Old Trafford - it sounds incredible. I'm covering it on the radio and there are three of us going up in the car. If they win, it won't be me driving home."

Sorry Stevie...

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If Leicester win the PL before 2nd May then Demarai Gray will have managed to achieve in 17 weeks what Steven Gerrard couldn't in 17 years.

Leicester are big in Kazakhstan

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"Leicester since my childhood." A fan makes great use of a dirty car in Kazkhstan...#LCFC
"Leicester since my childhood." A fan makes great use of a dirty car in Kazkhstan...#LCFC

"Leicester since my childhood." A fan makes great use of a dirty car in Kazkhstan...#LCFC

'It's a beautiful story'

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Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on 5 live

"Everyone's pinching themselves because it's an unbelievable achievement. In terms of a sporting story it's one of the biggest ever seen. These players will be legends at Leicester. They will have done it with class and quality and it's good for football. It’s a beautiful story."

'We are not an easy team to play'

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West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher: "They are a top side. We had too many sloppy passes in the first 10 minutes. We followed instructions and the game plan worked in the second half.

"We are not an easy team to play against, but Tottenham gave 100% effort.

"He [Craig Dawson] was unfortunate but he is a whole-hearted defender. But he then showed why he is a real threat from set pieces.

"I'm sure Leicester were supporting us but we concentrate on ourselves. The title race does not involve us.

"Tottenham and Leicester are two good sides. They have very different styles of play and you can see why they are both at the top of the league."

Dawson 1-1 Dawson

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You'd think it wouldn't happen very often but Craig Dawson is the fourth player this season to score a goal and an own goal in the same Premier League game (after Troy Deeney, Olivier Giroud and John Terry).

'In most people's eyes it is done and dusted'

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Matt Elliott

Former Leicester City captain on BBC Radio 5 live

"I'm not used to this sort of media attention. It's a big result tonight. There's still work to do but in most people's eyes it is done and dusted – I'm sure Claudio Ranieri will say something different to the players."

'We lack quality but we work hard'

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis, speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought they came out of the blocks. Tottenham dominated the game and we sat back while they danced around us at times. The best thing was we came in 1-0 down at half-time. It became a more open game in the second half and I am really pleased with the players. We lack quality at times but the work-rate was good.

"You come to places like this and you can be on the back foot before the game even starts. But we are fit and we can cause people problems. We can make it a game with good organisation and players giving it a go.

"Tottenham are a very, very good side. Dembele was outstanding today. They are a young team as well and they will only get better."

Is Alli's discipline a concern?

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Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on 5 live

A video has circulated online showing what could be a punch from Alli on Claudio Yacob off the ball tonight.

"I'm mixed with this situation. I don't want to take away from Dele - he's not a player that gets sent off. Yes, there have been incidents that I would call petulance. Yacob does not even flinch. It’s the reaction from Dele that worries people and that can have an affect at international level."

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'All we can do is keep fighting'

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane: "It has not gone. We need to keep fighting. We felt we needed to win this game so we are disappointed. We had enough chances in the first half to put it to bed. But we weren't good enough in the second half.

"We felt we could easily have won the game if we played in the second half like we did the first. It is football. All we can do is keep fighting.

"We have Chelsea next. Hopefully Man United can do us a favour."

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Inevitably, the majority of the focus is on Tottenham and the implications the result has on their title bid. But a word on West Brom, who were really good in the second half after a poor first. They came out, had a go at Spurs, refused to give up and were rewarded with a point.

'Spurs need a major shift'

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Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on 5 live

"If I were a Leicester player, the incentive for that game at Old Trafford is immense. Spurs knew they would need to win every game and it will take a major shift and massive luck to win the league."

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Spurs attempted just two shots on target in this game – their lowest figure in a Premier League match at White Hart Lane since October 2014 (2 v Newcastle).  

West Brom had more shots (10) than Spurs (7) in the second half of this match.  

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Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on 5 live

"Spurs in the second half looked a bit more anxious, they didn't pop it around as much. West Brom came out in the second half, taking more risk and showed more ambition."

Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Tottenham struck the woodwork three times in that match. They could have been 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes. 

But when they reflect back on that game, it will be in recognition that they didn't do enough with the possession they had and failed to respond when West Brom came out with greater intent after the break.

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The only cheers at White Hart Lane come from a small pocket of West Brom fans in the away end, although I'm surprised you can't here the roar from Leicester.

Spurs have dropped a massive two points. The Spurs players are flat out. I think they know that is it for their title hopes. Leicester are one win away from being crowned Premier League champions.

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FULL-TIME

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Nine Tottenham players in the box as the delivery comes in but West Brom head clear.

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Harry Kane is fouled in the West Brom half. This is a chance...

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West Brom win a free-kick in the Spurs half. Two minutes to go.

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The corner is swung in to the box. Boaz Myhill comes out to gather.

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West Brom have 10 men behind the ball. Danny Rose darts in round the back and down the byline to win a corner...

SUBSTITUTION

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A change for each side. Nacer Chadli on for Dele Alli for Spurs and Sandro comes on to face his former club for West Brom. Stéphane Sessegnon.

Five minutes will be added. Still time for Spurs.

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The ball is down the wrong end as far as Spurs are concerned. Two West Brom corners give Spurs some defensive work to do, which they manage before launching the ball downfield. 

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Tottenham desperately searching for something, anything, in and around the West Brom box. But the Baggies hold firm.

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With Spurs committing more and more men forward, there is space at the back for West Brom to exploit. Stephane Sessegnon almost does just that with an angled shot into the side-netting.

SUBSTITUTION

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Erik Lamela off. Son Heung-Min on. Can he rescue Spurs' title bid?

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West Brom might even win this. Stephane Sessegnon fires a shot wide and then, from another attack, Jan Vertonghen has to time his tackle perfectly to stop Salomon Rondon bringing the ball down in the box for a potential shot. Seven minutes left.

Whatever you think of his football a Tony pulis side never, ever head to the beach early.

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Christian Eriksen is over a free-kick. He is 30 yards out. He shoots... way over the bar.

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Will Proudfoot: That's the first time a player has scored for 3 teams in the same game!   

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Tottenham have 11 minutes to try and keep their title bid realistically alive. The home fans try to get the team going but it is a half-hearted effort at a chant. They are shell-shocked.

Claudio Yacob takes a boot to the knee from Mousa Dembele and needs treatment, eating into some of that remaining time.

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Here is the rub: Tottenham need another goal here or Leicester can win the title with a win at Manchester United next weekend.

SUBSTITUTION

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Eric Dier cannot recover from Lloris' punch. He goes off to be replaced by Ryan Mason.

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Jermaine Jenas

Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on 5 live

"It has been coming - Spurs have been giving away corners. And West Brom have four centre-backs in their defence which tells me they have a lot of good headers of the ball. Hugo Lloris comes out a little bit too weak for me. Dawson rises and makes amends for this own goal."

GOAL - Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Craig Dawson

Dear pigeons, say hello to Mr Cat. West Brom are level. Salomon Rondon sees a shot from inside the box tipped over for a corner, which is slung in to the mixer and met by the rising Craig Dawson to head into the net. Hugo Lloris misjudged that. He came to try and punch but caught Eric Dier instead of the ball. Goals for both sides for Dawson - the second could well put a decisive nail in the coffin of Spurs' title bid.

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