Premier League

  • J. McClean 39’
  • 15’ D. Alli
1 Half Time 1
06/12/2015
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 23,602

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Alli combines with a teammate in the final third, just outside the penalty area, but their close passing is broken down by the West Brom defence. Eriksen is lurking just behind to pick up the loose ball and let fire with a first-time shot, yet his effort is sliced high and wide.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      FULL TIME! The whistle blows as it finishes West Brom 1-1 Tottenham.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      HALF TIME! That's the whistle for the interval with the score here at 1-1.
    • 90'
      Just a minute left to play now with the scores all level. West Brom have won just three of their last 11 league games at home, having lost six, and their lack of wins in front of their homes fans is set to continue. But this has been a hard-fought point here today should they hold out.
    • 0'
      Yet a draw it finishes as Spurs equal their best unbeaten run in the top flight since a 14-match streak ended in March 1985. Tottenham remain in fifth place in the Premier League on 26 points, but could be replaced by Liverpool should they beat Newcastle on Sunday. West Brom are also unmoved, sittin
    • 0'
      Spurs, who ended the first half with a lacklustre performance, improved measurably in the second period - particularly in the opening exchanges. Yet they failed to carve out any real goalscoring opportunities for a quiet Kane in front of goal and were left grateful for a string of superb saves from
    • 0'
      A share of the spoils then for both sides and, on the balance of play, it is a fair result. Spurs opened the scoring with a simple goal from Alli after a long ball from Alderweireld in his own half found its way through a sloppy Baggies defence, allowing the England international an easy tap-in insi
    • 0'
      Yet a first Baggies goal for McClean has given West Brom a more than a fighting chance in this second half with the scores all level. Pulis will feel confident his side can do exactly what they did against Arsenal last time out at The Hawtorns - come from behind to win. Spurs need to see improvement
    • 0'
      Tottenham took the early lead through rising England star Alli but, after his 15th minue goal, it has been all West Brom. Pulis will have felt hard-done-by had his side entered the break a goal down, having seen his side on top for much of that half - and defended poorly for the opening goal, too.
    • 0'
      Yet the Baggies are hard to beat under Pulis and have developed something of a fighting spirit in recent fixtures. They came from behind to beat Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal 2-1 in their last outing here at The Hawthorns, while they also came from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw with Wes
    • 0'
      Spurs are currently in their best run of form in the top flight since March 1985 and can extend their strong run of form into 14 league games unbeaten should they avoid defeat today. Not only is form on their side, but the history books are too, having only lost one of their last 11 Premier League m
    • 0'
      Visiting manager Mauricio Pochettino makes two changes from the Tottenham line-up that were held to a 0-0 draw with Chelsea last week. Ryan Mason and Heung-Min Son are both out with the former having picked up an ankle injury that is expected to rule him out for around two weeks. Dele Alli makes a t
    • 0'
      Substitutes: Heung-Min Son, Vorm, N’Jie, Trippier, Onomah, Wimmer, Winks.
    • 0'
      Tottenham XI (4-3-2-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Alli, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen; Kane.
    • 0'
      West Brom manager Tony Pulis makes just the one change from the side that came from behind to draw 1-1 with West Ham United away from home last weekend. Claudio Yacob drops out due to a one-match suspension paving the way for Chris Brunt to return from his ban in an expected 4-4-1-1 formation. That
    • 0'
      Substitutes: Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Lambert, Berahino, McManaman, Lindegaard.
    • 0'
      West Brom XI (4-4-1-1): Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans; Sessegnon, Fletcher, Brunt, McClean; Morrison; Rondon.
    • 0'
      Team news is in for both sides and that's exactly where we will start. First, with the hosts.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of the Premier League as West Bromwich Albion host Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns, with kick-off due in half an hour.
    • 1'
      KICK OFF! Tottenham get the game underway, shooting from right to left.
    • 2'
      Alli, who returns from his one-match suspension today having missed out on the clash with Chelsea, tries to link up with Kane in the final third as he plays a forward pass into the penalty area, but his through-ball is overhit and rolls out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 4'
      Kane is at the centre of things once again, this time in his own defensive half, as he shields the ball well after play is broken down from a West Brom thrown in, drawing a foul from both Olsson and Evans who close him down from either side.
    • 6'
      ONE ON ONE! A great piece of counter attacking play from the Baggies! Pochettino's side try to break free down the left and cut a ball across the goal yet West Brom clear. Morrison launches a counter attack with a through-ball towards Rondon. He gets the better of Vertonghen as he bears down on goal
    • 8'
      Kane attempts to spring his side into action with a quickfire shot, which is blocked, and play falls out to Dier who tries to loft the ball back into the penalty area but his delivery goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 9'
      Sessegnon draws a foul from Rose midway through the West Brom half and this is a good crossing position for the Baggies here as Brunt steps over the ball to take it.
    • 10'
      Brunt fires in the free-kick with a lofted cross towards the back post. Rondon appears to be the target as the ball bounces around Tottenham's penalty area, but the referee pulls play back for offside.
    • 12'
      Some sloppy play from Tottenham allows the hosts to break as Dembele's loose pass is picked up in midfield, yet the Baggies' counter attack on the left through McClean is quickly broken down as the Spurs defensive line re-group.
    • 15'
      G D. Alli Assist T. Alderweireld
    • 15'
      GOAAAAAAAL! Alli has given his side the lead with a wonderful counter attacking move! A long ball is played forward from the back. Olsson and McAuley have the midfielder to mark inside the penalty area but get their positioning all wrong, allowing the England man to break free in between the both of
    • 15'
      Alderweireld is the man who assists Alli with the opening goal. He was left with acres of time to bring the ball out from the back and pick his pass from the halfway line. Rondon should be closing him down there, you feel.
    • 17'
      As mentioned prior to kick-off, Tony Pulis' side have earned four points from losing positions in their previous two league matches against Arsenal and West Ham. His side will need to repeat that feat today to avoid defeat in this clash.
    • 19'
      Pulis will be unhappy with that opening goal, having sured up his defence since arriving earlier this year. No side has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Albion's 16 since he arrived at the club but both Rondon - who didn't close the ball down - and his backline were at fault there.
    • 21'
      Kane gives away a free-kick midway through the Spurs half after he nudges Sessegnon off the ball unfairly as the two players challenge for an aerial ball.
    • 22'
      A weak ball is whipped in from the free-kick but the cross fails to beat the first man as Tottenham clear their lines on the edge of the penalty area and launch a counter attack of their own.
    • 24'
      Tottenham look to press on down the left-hand side as Eriksen tries to latch onto a ball into the final third but the Denmark international cannot bring the pass down. It instead rolls out of play for a West Brom throw-in near the corner flag.
    • 26'
      Another foul is given away by the visitors, this time from Lamela who is late with a slide tackle in on Sessegnon - who still manages to release the ball to Dawson - yet play is brought back after an initial advantage is given.
    • 28'
      That is sloppy play from Kane! He draws a free-kick after a foul from Dawson and could take the pressure off his defence here by taking his time. Yet the England international tries to take a quick set-piece and hits is straight out of play - much to the anger of Pochettino who is stood just yards a
    • 29'
      England manager Roy Hodgson is also sat in the stands for this one, looking over his young England starlets. Sat next to West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace, he has already seen Alli open the scoring for his side and will be impressed with his early display.
    • 30'
      West Brom are gaining momentum here and are on top at the minute. Sessegnon tries to break Spurs down on the right-hand side but is stopped by a sturdy Tottenham wall. He instead plays the ball to Dawson to his right but his cross is blocked and goes out for a throw-in.
    • 32'
      GREAT CROSS! That's a brilliant ball from Alli on the left as he races to the byline and pulls a cross into the penalty area. It falls towards the backpost and just need a tap-in for Tottenham's second goal of the game but Brunt is there first to clear the danger.
    • 33'
      SUPERB CHALLENGE! A fantastic well-timed challenge at the other end sees Walker dispossess McClean on the left. The winger looks to break into the penalty area after cutting inside yet the England right-back cuts across with a terrific sliding tackle to save his side.
    • 34'
      West Brom continue their period of dominance and earn another free-kick in a dangerous crossing position after Dembele concedes a foul yet, once again, the delivery is poor and Spurs are able to clear their lines. They have had plenty of chances from set-pieces early on but haven't made the most of
    • 36'
      Alli is not a happy man here as he points to his ripped shirt. He runs through on goal hoping to chase a ball over the top but, as he battles for posession with McAuley, the West Brom defender shield the pass out of play for a goal-kick. He shows the officials his ripped shirt after that encounter b
    • 39'
      G J. McClean Assist T. Alderweireld
    • 39'
      GOAAAAAL! McClean has levelled the scoring for West Brom! He flies into the box with a terrific header to meet a cross from Fletcher. He shows bravery to get his head to the ball ahead of his marker to nod home for his first goal in Baggies colours.
    • 39'
      A great assist from Fletcher! He shows real spirit to burst into the box, towards the byline, and cut a delivery back into the area for McClean to meet with a powerful header. A superb time to score a goal here, and certainly deserved on the balance of play!
    • 40'
      The Hawthorns is in full voice here now as they roar their side towards the half-time whistle with the scores all level once again at 1-1. McClean's bullet header is more than deserved after dominating the past 20 minutes of play. They might not have seen any quality crossing from set-pieces, but th
    • 42'
      Eriksen tries to thread a ball over the top of the West Brom defence for Rose to latch onto, as he breaks free of the Baggies defence on the left, but the ball into the penalty area comes too late as the officials pull play back for offside.
    • 44'
      SI C. Gardner SO T. Alderweireld
    • 44'
      SUBSTITUTION! A blow for the hosts now as Sessegnon makes way for Gardner just before the interval. It looks a precautionary move after a fairly innocuous injury for the West Brom attacker, as he slipped on the wet surface.
    • 45'
      Two minutes of added time have been given as Tottenham end this half in posession of the ball, having conceded just their 12th goal of the league season moments earlier.
    • 46'
      SECOND HALF! We are back underway for the final 45 minutes of football at The Hawthorns.
    • 47'
      Rondon thinks he has broken free of Alderweireld as he races through on goal to latch onto a left-wing ball from Brunt, yet the officials pull play back for offside. A warning for Spurs there, perhaps, who are playing a high line early on.
    • 49'
      Evans is unhappy here after he is penalised for a challenge on Alli. The Baggies defender stretches for the ball as he chases to deny the Spurs man from breaking from midfield, but is deemed to have caught the England man late.
    • 51'
      OFF THE LINE! Last ditch defending saves West Brom! Alli combines well with Kane to lift a ball over the top of the defence and into the area. Dawson tussles with the England striker and does just enough to put him off balance as he shoots. His effort trickles towards goal but McAuley cuts across to
    • 52'
      We have a stretched game here now at the start of this second half with play end-to-end at the minute. West Brom try to attack with a ball into the box but Spurs clear their lines, before launching a threat of their own down the left as Lamela races into the area to see his deflected cross roll out
    • 53'
      TOWERING HEADER! Lamela, who wins the corner, is the target at the back-post as the delivery comes in and he rises high to meet the ball with his forehead, only for his effort to fall straight into the arms of Myhill. Either side of the keeper, as they say, and that could have been in, but it was ot
    • 55'
      Consecutive corners now for Spurs as they pile on the pressure, this time as Kane crashes an effort off the West Brom defence and out out play. It has been a lively start to this second period and a much-improved performance from Pochettino's side.
    • 56'
      ANOTHER SUPERB CHALLENGE! We saw Walker make a crucial interception in the first half and Rose has done the same here in the second. Gardner looks to be clear on goal with Rondon to his right should he lift his head up. But Rose makes a timely tackle to wrap his foot around the ball and break up a d
    • 57'
      YELLOW! Morrison picks up the first caution of the game as he brings down Rose, straight after his perfectly timed challenge on Gardner, earning Spurs a free-kick.
    • 58'
      This is, of course, a Tottenham side who pride themselves as much on defensive stability as they do flair in attack. Prior to this clash they had conceded just 11 goals in their 14 league games with only Manchester United holding a better record.
    • 59'
      A potentially tricky moment there for Lloris as West Brom attempt a long throw-in from near the corner flag. With the wind battering the ground here on a blistery day, aerial balls could be a problem for keepers, yet Dawson's throw is dealt with well by the France international as he beats Rondon to
    • 61'
      Lloris is again in the thick of the action as he races out of his goal to beat Rondon to a ball over the top, and clear his lines by crashing the ball out of play for a West Brom throw-in midway through the Spurs half.
    • 63'
      A good decision from referee Jonathan Moss there as he overrules his linesman, who had initially given offside for a pass from Morrison to Gardner, and instead awards the Baggies a free-kick for a foul on the former by Rose.
    • 64'
      ANOTHER WASTE! West Brom have been real poor from their set-piece plays here today. A free-kick is in a good crossing position for Brunt on the right, just outside the penalty area, but he attempts to catch Lloris off guard with a shot from a tight angle but it falls harmlessly wide of the target.
    • 65'
      SI Heung-Min Son SO T. Alderweireld
    • 65'
      SUBSTITUTION! McClean tracks back to steal the ball from the feet of Lamela and force it out for a throw-in near the halfway line and that will be the last action from the Argentine. Heung-Min Son comes on in his place.
    • 67'
      Tottenham are patient in their passing play now as they build from the back and look to work an opening. They spread the ball from left to right before attempting to cross into the area, but Morrison gets his foot in to break up any danger and clear away from goal.
    • 69'
      Rose and Eriksen combine down the left-hand side with West Brom keeping a close-nit defensive line, which is hard to break down. Yet a ball into the box is played early with Kane the target who breaks free of his marker inside the area, but Myhill reads the play well to intercept and snatch the loos
    • 71'
      It has been a real composed defensive display from the Baggies here today who have frustrated Spurs and kept chances down to a minumum. Pulis is just one game away from a century of defeats in the Premier League - and one of only 15 managers to do so - but they have been worthy of this draw here to
    • 73'
      YELLOW! The Baggies have a free-kick on the edge of the area which Gardner looks to play quickly yet, oddly, play is pulled back. Moss was unhappy that he wasn't allowed to finish spraying a foam line on the floor and orders a re-take, booking Gardner in the process.
    • 74'
      SUBLIME STOP! A quite fantastic save from Lloris denies West Brom! Brunt whips in the free-kick from the re-take and Olsson is at the far post to meet it. The ball is loose at the back post before the Baggies defender rifles home a shot from close range but the Spurs keeper somehow stops it - and pu
    • 75'
      YELLOW! Kane becomes the second Spurs player to find his name in the book after sliding in on Dawson unfairly.
    • 76'
      PILING ON THE PRESSURE! The hosts are causing real danger here now as another last-ditch interception denies Pulis' side. A ball is played into the box from the right which is left by Alderweireld. Rondon has the chance to head home at the back-post but didn't react quick enough, allowing Walker to
    • 78'
      Lloris is called into action again! Rondon has his back to goal as he picks up a pass on the edge of the area. He is allowed to turn and get his shot on target, but the France international is there to meet it with a save down low to his right.
    • 80'
      SI C. N'Jie SO T. Alderweireld
    • 80'
      Alli, who has been a little quiet in these past 10 minutes, comes off with N'Jie coming on in his place.
    • 81'
      YELLOW! Dembele concedes a free-kick in another good crossing position for West Brom, picking up a caution in the process.
    • 81'
      N'Jie will hope to add extra fire-power here and take the pressure off the defence. Kane, who has led the line on his own, has seen little goalmouth action. He has nine goals in his last seven games for Spurs in all competitions but hasn't had the chance to add to that.
    • 83'
      YELLOW! It's all hotting up here as McClean picks up a cauton! He flies into a challenge on Dembele that is wreckless as both feet are off the floor. Spurs' players crowd around the referee seeking a reaction, yet it is just a booking for the West Brom goalscorer.
    • 85'
      Pochettino is set to equal a 30-year record if the scores remain the same, with his side on track to extend their unbeaten run to 14 games in the top-flight. A draw is a fair result should it remain this way with just over five minutes of play remaining.
    • 86'
      McClean is down on the floor injured and receives treatment from the club physio on the pitch, bringing play momentarily to a halt.
    • 87'
      We are back underway with McClean remaining on the pitch, before McAuley is penalised for a high foot in a challenge against Rose.
    • 89'
      It is Tottenham who look to end this half the stronger but a poor pass from Walker to Alderweireld is a little shot near the half-way line, allowing Rondon the chance to close in on the Spurs defender. He puts unwanted pressure on the Belgium centre-half, but he hastily clears.
    • 90'
      Three minutes of added time have been given in this second half as both teams try and search for that winning goal.
    • 90'
      A superb cross from McClean is cut back from the left but nobody is in the box to meet it for West Brom! That could have been the chance to win it had they gambled with bodies in the area.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Darren Moore
    argentina
    Mauricio Pochettino

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 13 10
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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