Tottenham Hotspur continued their excellent run in the league and are now undefeated in nine Premier League games, their last loss coming at Goodison Park on the 9th December 2012. Gareth Bale was the star of the show continuously testing Ben Foster however the sending off of Goran Popov changed the game.
West Brom were comfortable in the game restricting Tottenham Hotspur to just one shot on target from long distance in the first half – that too in injury time by, you guessed it, Gareth Bale. Early in the second half Popov and Walker tangled and had a few words with each other which resulted in Popov spitting in the direction of Kyle Walker and as a result, the referee, Mark Clattenberg produced a red card. An act of petulance cost West Bromwich Albion this game and they struggled to mount any serious challenge to Tottenham after the sending off.
Spurs had gone close a few times once they were a man up on their opponents and it was a thunder-bolt from Gareth Bale that settled the game as he smashed one cutting in from the right hand side into the net. Ben Foster didn’t get anywhere near it. There wasn’t much to the rest of the game as Spurs settled and West Brom struggled to create anything from open play and the few set plays they had didn’t trouble Lloris at all either.
Man of The Match: Gareth Bale, not only scored but created 3 chances too!
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