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West Brom 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

By Tim OscroftBBC Sport
Harry Kane scores against West Brom
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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.

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.

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


West Brom

Formation 4-4-2

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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 9Soldado
  • 13Vorm
  • 15Dier
  • 17Townsend
  • 22Chadli
  • 25Stambouli
  • 33Davies
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Harry Kane.

  11. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ben Foster.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion).

  20. Post update

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