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Premier League

  • 26 November 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 24801

Live Commentary

  • What a game. 3-1 it finishes, end to end action
  • 90' + 2'
    Assist Gareth Bale
  • 90' + 2'
    Goal Emmanuel Adebayor
    It’s another clearance, another counter and when Bale slips in Adebayor it’s heading in only one place. He finishes it even though Foster gets a foot on it, game over and what a game
  • 90' + 2'
    Bale tries again for a left footed curler! It’s blocked and Spurs now trying to run down the clock
  • 90' + 2'
    From the West Brom attack comes a Spurs one! Bale down the right cuts in on the steady left foot and bends it goal wards. We’re waiting for the top corner to bulge but it just goes wide. What a game
  • 90' + 1'
    Late Albion surge and Spurs stay strong at the back. Kaboul is like a brick wall in there yet again
  • 89'
    So many contenders for the man of the match, from both teams too. I think we’ll opt for a Spurs man on here as they’ve got better as this games gone on. Defoe could nick it but I think Scot Parker has been immense yet again. For me he’s ran this superb contest and just gets the nod for the MOM
  • 88'
    Spurs were queuing up for a goal then to kill this off. Adebayor gets the chance and gets into a nice position to bend it into the bottom left hand corner. It’s wide though, West Brom still in it
  • 87'
    SubstitutionJerome Thomas Somen Tchoyi
  • 87'
    Foster sweeps up a Spurs move well there. He’s had a good game the former Manchester United keeper. Will be disappointed to come out of this on the losing team, like all the Baggies will
  • 85'
    It’s been a terrific game here and you felt Spurs were just nudging in front the further it went on. Superb breakaway goal too but this is far from over
  • 83'
    The little England man has been superb today and felt he needed to prove a point today with the form of Adebayor and Van Der Vaart. Well there it is. Great striker
  • 81'
    Assist Emmanuel Adebayor
  • 81'
    Goal Jermain Defoe
    Goal, Defoe. Great breakaway and the wee man takes it on himself. Edge of the box he smashes it in low, Foster no chance, what a breakaway
  • 80'
    SubstitutionSandro Jake Livermore
  • 80'
    Cox has a great chance just inside the Spurs box but his left footed effort is shockingly bad
  • 78'
    Odemwingie is presented a chance after Spurs fail to clear the ball in the box but the striker isn’t aware enough to take it. Then West Brom come back again and Brunt gets the cut back from Morrison just inside the Spurs box but fires over. Great chance for Chris Brunt on his favoured left foot
  • 77'
    Adebayor should have done a little better there. Got a great opportunity on the edge of the Albion box after good work from Bale and Defoe. No power in his effort though and Foster collects easily
  • 76'
    Sandro drags a shot wide from the edge of the Albion box
  • 75'
    Good tash James Morrison. Movember in full swing here in England
  • 73'
    Well the substitute very nearly makes the perfect entrance. A ball is fired in at the near post and Kaboul just does enough to over power Odemwingie
  • 72'
    SubstitutionShane Long Peter Odemwingie
  • 72'
    It’s defended well and West Brom take this opportunity to replace Shane Long for Odemwingie. Long’s worked hard today
  • 71'
    Reid tiding up concedes another Spurs corner. Here comes Bale
  • 70'
    20 minutes to play here and it’s still well in the balance. Spurs just looking the more likely as this game goes on though
  • 69'
    Parker orchestrates another Spurs move and West Brom clear Kyle Walkers eventual cross. Scot Parker has been fantastic again today, superb midfield play again
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Chris Brunt
  • 67'
    Brunt’s foul on Assou-Ekotto is a clever one. The full back was breaking with pace and takes a booking for his team. Everyone can take a breather now too
  • 66'
    At the other end Foster is called into action. Great improvisation as Adebayor bears down on his goal
  • 66'
    James Morrison wants a penalty now after Kaboul challenges him just inside the box. The fans go up again but it’s not given, and rightly so, a good strong challenge from the defender
  • 65'
    Well Long drives in a cross into the Spurs box and Kaboul dived at it very uncomfortably. His sliced clearance luckily, for him, goes out and away from danger
  • 63'
    You feel Spurs have a strangle hold on this game now. West Brom look like their tiring here
  • 61'
    Ledley King wins the ball when the corner comes in from Bale but directs it wide
  • 60'
    The pace of Aaron Lennon is unreal. He’s just burst down the left after another superb ball from Parker. His second touch allows McAuley a bit of day light and he slides to clear for a corner
  • 59'
    Lennon and Bale have switched flanks and Bale seems to be getting a lot more action down the right. Spurs have another attack defended well and West Brom come away for one of their own
  • 57'
    Great game here in the west midlands. So finely poised here
  • 57'
    Bales corner is headed over by Kaboul. Good pressure from McAuley
  • 56'
    Sandro drives one in after the corner is half cleared. Great effort and it’s blocked. Another corner here for Spurs
  • 56'
    It’s end to end here! Defoe now dancing in the Albion box going past three Albion defenders and Foster. His ball across the box is hacked off the line. Corner
  • 55'
    Cox goes close for the Albion! Great play down the right this time and the ball comes in for Cox to head goal wards. Friedel saves casually and makes it look a lot more comfortable than that was. Baggies right back on top again
  • 54'
    West Brom trying to mount an attack of their own and Thomas seems to be the outlet they want to use. Brunt’s ball toward the winger is too heavy this time though
  • 52'
    Spurs on the front foot now. Bale flying at West Brom and the home side are having to defend balls coming into their box a lot in these opening exchanges to the second half
  • 52'
    Good save Ben Foster. Abebayor lets fly in the box after some superb play from Parker. We’re waiting for the net to bulge but Adebayor tries to find the top corner and Foster stands up well to it. Great stop
  • 50'
    Nicely done Kyle Walker. Thomas tries to spin him but the right back ensures he doesn’t get by him, Walker then back heels the ball past Thomas and into Adebayor. Liked that
  • 48'
    He hobbles off and back on. He’ll be fine the big man
  • 48'
    Adebayor goes down and looks in some discomfort. The balls played out and the Baggies fans do not like it. Didn’t look much in it
  • 47'
    West Brom’s work rate ensures this half starts as frantic as the last half ended
  • 45'
    Here we go then. Spurs get us underway, it’s been a cracker up to now
  • Back in 15, plenty to play for here
  • There’s the half time whistle. A chorus of boos for the referee is followed by applause. West Brom have played really well in this opening half and the refeering decisions, one’s I think have been pretty good to be fair to him, should not over shadow the impressive start to the game the Baggies have had
  • 45' + 2'
    The Albion clear the danger but Spurs come back for more. 20 yard Defoe drive is deflected for another corner
  • 45'
    Late corner for Spurs after a quick breakaway. Defoe doing well as the outlet
  • 44'
    Friedel called upon again and it’s a great save to thwart Mulumbu of a goal. The big midfielder surges through and into the box. His placed shot is saved well by the American but the shot was too close to the big keeper with a lot of goal to aim at
  • 43'
    Audacious effort from James Morrison. The ball drops and he takes it on the half volley a full 35 yards from goal on his right foot. It dips a little but is comfortable for Friedel
  • 41'
    Shane Long feels he should have a penalty now. He holds off King and goes down. Nothing given, correct decision for me but not for these fans of course. Well on his back now
  • 40'
    It’s livening up now! Sandro concedes a freekick and Mulumbu reacts angrily asking for the Brazilian’s second yellow card. He’s booked for his protests. Atmosphere is well and truly back on now. Most of the chants aimed at the referee now
  • 39'
    Yellow Card Y. Mulumbu
  • 39'
    Well a cross comes in from the right after the corner was half cleared and Friedel caught the ball right under his cross bar. He’s challenged by McAuley and the ball appears to be over the line yet still in the hands of the goalkeeper. The linesman flags for a freekick, half the ground thought a goal was being given
  • 37'
    Thomas causing more havoc down the Baggies left wing. He gets to the byline and cuts one back. Friedel gets a strong hand away that Spurs put out for a corner
  • 35'
    Now then. Thomas feels he should have had a penalty there for West Brom and on first viewing I did too. Great decision though by the referee, Walker never touched him and Thomas went down very very easily
  • 34'
    The atmosphere has been drained a little here after Abebayor’s equalizer. The West Brom players trying to raise it again as they mount another attack
  • 30'
    West Brom keeping the ball well but their not really hurting Spurs with it. The visitors have a two solid banks of four with Scot Parker very much in the middle of it
  • 25'
    Penalty save Ben Foster
  • 25'
    Missed Penalty Emmanuel Adebayor
  • 25'
    Goal Emmanuel Adebayor
    The striker has his initial kick saved by Foster but he follows up well and pokes it home. Spurs level
  • 23'
    Lennon bursts into the box and Shorey just can’t catch him. He clips him and the ref doesn’t hesitate
  • 23'
  • 22'
    Yellow Card Sandro
  • 22'
    SubstitutionZoltán Gera Simon Cox
  • 22'
    Spurs trying to break down the momentum West Brom have built up so far, but struggling to implement their game so far
  • 19'
    Gera leaving the pitch and he is hobbling off instead of being stretchered off so that’s a good sign. Simon Cox getting ready for action on the home bench
  • 18'
    There is a serious injury here though. Gera goes down in agony, nobody around him. He turns the knee and collapses. Doesn’t look good for the striker this
  • 17'
    Olsson and Adebayor have a slight coming together and both have taken knocks. They leave the pitch for treatment. Should be fine
  • 16'
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  • 15'
    Spurs have so much pace going forward in Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon and Bale. West Brom may be on top here but the visitors are showing glimpses of the threat they pose
  • 12'
    West Brom right on it here now, really putting Spurs under pressure. Gera getting involved just inside the Spurs box and manages to squirm away to whip another dangerous ball across the box. Assou-Ekotto clears this time
  • 11'
    It has been an even start here but West Brom take the lead, scoring their sixth goal in the opening 15 minutes of matches here. Zoltan Gera did well to get to the ball before Benoit Assou-Ekotto on the right and he pulled the ball back to Steven Reid whose first-time cross was flicked into the net by Mulumbu, who found himself between Ledley King and Younes Kaboul
  • 11'
    Well the Albion have started well and it’s a great goal. Reid does superb down the right and whips in a brilliant cross for Mulumbu who gets himself in a great position to steer a header into the top left hand corner. Friedel no chance, game on here
  • 11'
    Well the Albion have started well and it’s a great goal. Reid does superb down the right and whips in a brilliant cross for Mulumbu who gets himself in a great position to steer a header into the top left hand corner. Friedel no chance, game on here
  • 10'
    Assist Steven Reid
  • 10'
    Goal Y. Mulumbu
    Mulumbu puts West Brom ahead!!!!
  • 8'
    West Brom deal with the danger again. Spurs growing into this game more though now
  • 7'
    The first Spurs corner doesn’t amount to much but they have another. Bale gets a cross deflected
  • 6'
    Sandro has Spurs’ first chance and the 25 yarder, straight at Foster, should have been handled easily. Foster spills it for a corner and a few hearts in mouths for the home side
  • 5'
    Gera fires one well over but this has been a very good start from the home side. On the front foot here
  • 4'
    Long very nearly gets a sniff at goal. Brilliant movement from the Irishman and Mulumbu’s through ball is a little heavy. Goes out for a goal kick
  • 2'
    Defoe back in the Spurs fold today in the absence of Van Der Vaart. The England man will be keen to make an impression here today. Decent start from the home side though as these two feel each other into the game
  • 1'
    Here we go then, the Baggies get us going
  • The teams emerge to a lively Hawthornes and West Brom will be hoping to add back to back home wins here after nudging out Bolton last Saturday thanks to another Shane Long winner
  • Big ask for Hodgson’s Baggies today. Since that 5-1 home defeat to Manchester City, Spurs have gone 10 league games without loss. Their on fire at the moment
  • Spurs: 24 Friedel 03 Bale 04 Kaboul 26 King 28 Walker 32 Assou-Ekotto 07 Lennon 08 Parker 30 Sandro 10 Adebayor 18 Defoe
  • WBA: 01 Foster 03 Olsson 20 Shorey 23 McAuley 07 Morrison 11 Brunt 12 Reid 14 Thomas 21 Mulumbu 09 Long 22 Gera
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