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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

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Striker Harry Kane said Tottenham’s performance was “not good enough” after his late equaliser denied managerless West Brom an important win at Wembley.Spurs fell behind on four minutes as Jake Livermore played in Rondon, who nudged off Davinson Sanchez and rolled the ball past Hugo Lloris.But England forward Kane finally broke the visitors’ resistance by tapping a Dele Alli cross through Ben Foster’s legs on 74 minutes.

The draw leaves Spurs 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and five behind second-placed Manchester United.”It leaves us quite far behind in the league,” said Kane, who has been involved in 100 Premier League goals in 128 games.”We have to look back and see why we were slow getting going in the first half. But it’s not good enough.”Relive Spurs’ draw with West Brom What happened in the Premier League on Saturday?Dortmund throw away four-goal lead – and have Aubameyang sent offKane’s equaliser denied the away side a first victory in any competition since August and they are now 12 games without a win, a point ahead of 18th-placed West Ham.The match came six days after West Brom sacked manager Tony Pulis, with his former assistant Gary Megson in temporary charge and Alan Pardew favourite for the job.Former Bolton boss Megson had not managed a Premier League team since 2009.He told Match of the Day: “The players are in tomorrow, but whatever else goes on is nothing to do with me.”Baggies show fighting spirit

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Megson said during his pre-match interview that he was “not Tony Pulis with ginger hair”.His team produced a performance not far removed from the Pulis era, and the spirit they showed will encourage the incoming manager.Megson made only two changes to the side that lost 4-0 at Chelsea last weekend, with Sam Field and Allan Nyom replacing Grzegorz Krychowiak and Gareth McAuley.After snatching the early lead, they were content to sit back and restricted Spurs to just two shots on target in the first half.Foster frustrated the hosts by slowing the game down at every opportunity, and he was eventually booked by referee Mike Jones in the 82nd minute.In front of him, captain Jonny Evans epitomised a disciplined defensive performance, marshalling his backline alongside Ahmed Hegazi and Nyom.It was therefore unfortunate that Evans’ one lapse in concentration let Kane in for the equaliser as the West Brom defence was finally breached.The Baggies struggled at the other end – having just six touches in the Spurs box – though Rondon did have a chance to nick a win at the end.Spurs’ Premier League blip continuesTottenham looked tired after their midweek win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and they switched off for West Brom’s opener.The Londoners had 72.6% possession in the game, but failed to carve out many clear-cut chances.A lack of willing runners hindered their attacks in the first half, with Son Heung-min their only real threat. Kieran Trippier put in cross after cross, but could not find Kane.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino took something of a gamble early in the second half, sending on midfielder Mousa Dembele and striker Fernando Llorente for midfielder Harry Winks and centre-back Jan Vertonghen.The change certainly gave Spurs’ more attacking impetus, and their equaliser – when it came – was deserved.But they have gone off the boil in domestic competition, winning just one of their past four league games.Man of the match – Jonny Evans

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Both managers left disappointedTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Match of the Day: “I think we are disappointed because the effort from us was massive but we conceded the goal so early in the game, and they had the belief to play deep, so it was hard for us to move the ball.”In the last 15 minutes we increased our level and created a lot of chances to score but we weren’t clinical. It is always difficult in the Premier League when you concede a goal so early, it changes the way the team wants to play. “I’m disappointed because we lose two points. Now, we need to look forward now and try to win the next game.”

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West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megson, speaking to Match of the Day: “Having led for so long it was disappointing to concede the manner of the goal we did, whoever we’re playing against – a team as good as Spurs or whoever. “They’ve had a lot of possession, but not many clear chances, so we defended really well actually, apart from their goal. In terms of the week we’ve had, the performance we’ve put in and the energy the players had – I’m really happy with them, they can be really pleased with their efforts.”

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What’s next?West Brom host 13th-placed Newcastle in the league on Tuesday (20:00 GMT), while Tottenham travel to 11th-placed Leicester (19:45 GMT).Stats – Kane’s goalscoring feats continueKane has been involved in 100 Premier League goals in his 128 games – 87 goals and 13 assists.Kane has scored 47 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for club and country in 2017.Four of the last five Premier League games between these two sides has been drawn. Of all Premier League fixtures to have been played at least 20 times, only Everton v Leicester (56.5%) has been drawn a larger percentage of the time than Tottenham v West Brom (47.8%).Spurs have dropped as many points in their first seven Premier League games at Wembley this season than in their previous 23 league games at White Hart Lane (nine points dropped).Tottenham have conceded in four of their last five Premier League games, this after recording four clean sheets in their previous five.West Brom have kept just two clean sheets in their last 25 Premier League away games.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsTottenham1Lloris15DierBooked at 58mins6Sánchez5VertonghenSubstituted forLlorenteat 60’minutes2Trippier23Eriksen29WinksSubstituted forDembéléat 61’minutes20Alli33Davies10Kane7Son Heung-minSubstitutes13Vorm17Sissoko18Llorente19Dembélé21Foyth24Aurier37Walker-PetersWest Brom1FosterBooked at 82mins2NyomBooked at 77mins26Hegazi6Evans3GibbsBooked at 60mins10Phillips8Livermore18BarryBooked at 26minsSubstituted forYacobat 79’minutes28FieldSubstituted forMcCleanat 67’minutes19RodriguezSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 67’minutes9RondónSubstitutes4Robson-Kanu5Yacob13Myhill14McClean17Burke20Krychowiak23McAuleyReferee:Mike JonesAttendance:65,905Match StatsHome TeamTottenhamAway TeamWest BromPossessionHome73%Away27%ShotsHome24Away5Shots on TargetHome5Away2CornersHome8Away0FoulsHome10Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.Posted at 90’+5′ Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies tries a through ball, but Fernando Llorente is caught offside.Posted at 90’+5′ Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a cross.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 90’+3′ Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+2′ Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Hal Robson-Kanu tries a through ball, but Matt Phillips is caught offside.Posted at 88′ Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Claudio Yacob.Posted at 86′ Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dele Alli.Posted at 86′ Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 85′ Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.Posted at 84′ Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.Posted at 84′ Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.Posted at 84′ Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 83′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 83′ Delay in match Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.BookingPosted at 82′ Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 82′ Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) with an attempt from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.Posted at 80′ Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 80′ Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Ahmed Hegazi tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Claudio Yacob replaces Gareth Barry because of an injury.Posted at 79′ Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 79′ James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 78′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 77′ Delay in match Gareth Barry (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.BookingPosted at 77′ Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 76′ Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 76′ Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 75′ Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 75′ Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).Goal!Posted at 74′ Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Bromwich Albion 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dele Alli with a cross.Posted at 71′ Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 71′ Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 70′ Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jake Livermore.Posted at 68′ Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.Posted at 68′ Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Matt Phillips.SubstitutionPosted at 67′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. James McClean replaces Sam Field.Show more updatesgoal
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