West Brom 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Ben Foster, take several bows

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  • Dele Alli finally found a way past Ben Foster, and Tottenham Hotspur managed a point at the Hawthorns in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

    Ex-Spurs man Nacer Chadli put Tony Pulis‘ men in front in the 82nd minute, but the lead didn’t make it to the 90th minute.

    The point means Spurs sit one point back of both Arsenal and Man City for the Premier League lead, while West Brom is 10th with 10 points.

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    The story of the first half was Spurs’ inability to get a ball behind West Brom keeper Ben Foster.

    Tottenham dominated the frame with most of the possession and five corner kicks, but Foster was particularly strong against Christian Eriksen as the Baggies hit the half at 0-0.

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    West Brom was a bit brighter at times in the second half, but then a long pause saw Toby Alderweireld stretchered off the pitch was a leg injury. How would both teams respond to the near five-minute break?

    About the same. The Baggies broke through when James McClean hit the post and Spurs entire defense took a nap, allowing Chadli to score. Chadli, if you’re wondering, did not celebrate his goal.

    But Alli’s 89th minute finish of a tidy pass from Christian Eriksen allowed Spurs to snare a point.

    Foster made an amazing save in stoppage time to highlight his Man of the Match performance.