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  • 26 November 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 24801
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West Brom - Tottenham Preview: Harry Redknapp's men looking to make it nine Premier League wins in 10 matches

Spurs are unbeaten since Scott Parker joined and he is set to make his 350th Premier League appearance, while the Baggies look to make it back-to-back home wins


PROBABLE LINEUPS

WEST BROM

Foster
Reid, Olsson, McAuley, Shorey
Brunt, Mulumbu, Morrison, Thomas
Gera
Long

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Friedel
Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto
Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale
Van der Vaart
Adebayor
Peter Odemwingie is still likely to be missing through a knee injury, much to the annoyance of West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson. Shane Long suffered a leg injury in training but is expected to be fit.

Graham Dorrans turned his ankle at the end of the win against Bolton Wanderers and Paul Scharner has a grade one tear to the medial ligament in his left knee. Both players are battling to make the match.

Tottenham are still missing David Bentley, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone, but have no other injury problems.


DID YOU KNOW
  •  Scott Parker (pictured right) is set to make his 350th Premier League appearance; since he joined Tottenham Hotspur they have won eight of their nine matches, drawing the other.
  • Jermain Defoe scored five goals for Spurs against a Charlton XI on Tuesday, two years exactly to the day that he hit five against Wigan in a 9-1 win.
  • Tottenham have scored 12 goals in the first-half of matches and conceded just three – they are top of the first-half table.
  • Harry Redknapp's charges have also scored at least two goals in nine of their 12 matches.
  • Spurs have the third best record away from home with 13 points from their six matches.
  • They are one of two clubs (alongside Fulham) who have not scored a penalty this year.
  • West Bromwich Albion scored only their fourth and fifth goals at home against Bolton.
  • The 2-1 win was just their second home win all season.
  • Shane Long’s header was only their first goal from a cross in the league.
  • Roy Hodgson's men are the only side not to have scored in the last 10 minutes of any match.
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Available Squads
1Ben FosterGoalkeeper
3Jonas OlssonDefender
2Steven ReidDefender
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
23Gareth McAuleyDefender
7James MorrisonMidfielder
11Chris BruntMidfielder
14Jerome ThomasMidfielder
21Youssouf MulumbuMidfielder
22Zoltán GeraMidfielder
21Shane LongStriker
12Márton FülöpGoalkeeper
28Billy JonesDefender
5Somen TchoyiMidfielder
17Graham DorransMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
9Peter OdemwingieStriker
-Simon CoxStriker
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
4Younes KaboulDefender
20Ledley KingDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
32Benoit Assou-EkottoDefender
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
28Scott ParkerMidfielder
30SandroMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
18Jermain DefoeStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
13William GallasDefender
5S. BassongDefender
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
36Ryan FredericksMidfielder
37Harry KaneStriker
Players to Watch
Zoltán Gera
Zoltán Gera
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 22
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Playing in his first game at the Hawthorns for over three years, the Hungarian put in a strong performance and set up Jerome Thomas for the opening goal against Bolton last week.

A firm crowd favourite, Gera will now have to deal with Scott Parker as he tries to link up with Shane Long again.
Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Two goals against Aston Villa will have given him great confidence, but he will now be up against the impressive back line of Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley. The duo have been hard to beat in the air, but have looked more vulnerable to pace and Adebayor has the ability to stretch them at the back.
Prediction
West Brom played really well in the second-half to beat Bolton Wanderers last week, but bullying Spurs at the minute is a near impossible task. Roy Hodgson will try and make his side hard to beat, but it is hard to imagine anything other than a Tottenham win.
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