Harry Kane good next his best in Spurs’ startle better during West Brom

Tottenham finished adult on a wrong finish of a classical “smash and grab” pursuit as West Brom stole a 1-0 win in a 92nd notation during The Hawthorns.

Needing a win to mount any possibility of avoiding relegation, Darren Moore’s Baggies adopted a rarely discreet proceed and seemed to be streamer for a dump though ever unequivocally carrying a go during their visitors.

Spurs had 74 percent of a possession and 5 shots on target, while Albion usually managed one.

However, that unique bid valid wilful as Jake Livermore bundled a round over a line from a corner.

In a end, it looked like Moore had managed a arise perfectly, while Spurs are still looking over their shoulder in a tip 4 fight.

Positives

While Chelsea can pierce within dual points of Tottenham on Sunday, they will need to flog Champions League finalists Liverpool to do so.

Spurs could nonetheless finish a weekend fibbing absolutely 5 points forward of a Blues, and with a higher idea difference.

Meanwhile, a north Londoners’ final dual fixtures are during home opposite Newcastle and Leicester, who both have small to play for and seem to have started their summer holidays early.

Negatives

Spurs’ 2-0 win over Watford flattered them a bit, and this was another uninspiring arrangement that deserved a indicate though substantially zero more. If Chelsea flog Liverpool afterwards Tottenham will need to urge for their final dual matches.

West Brom worked tough to repudiate Tottenham space, though a north Londoners’ toothlessness was still disappointing. Kane was suggestive again and in a second half, he was closer to scoring into his possess net than Ben Foster’s.

Meanwhile, Spurs’ best actor was arguably Toby Alderweireld, who is expected to leave this summer.

Manager rating out of 10

6 — Mauricio Pochettino attempted to boost his side’s hazard and outflank Albion by changing his arrangement for this match, switching from a common 4-2-3-1 complement to 3-4-3, though his group unsuccessful to score. He could have finished progressing changes. While Son Heung-Min was introduced in a 67th minute, it took Pochettino 78 mins to move on a rapid Lucas Moura, and Fernando Llorente usually seemed 5 mins from time.

Player ratings (1-10; 10 = best. Players introduced after 70 mins get no rating)

GK Hugo Lloris, 7 — Reacted brilliantly to save Kane from an possess idea and afterwards finished dual point-blank stops in a hasten when Albion got their winner. He couldn’t have finished most more.

DF Kieran Trippier, 6 — Set adult a good first-half possibility for Kane, personification him in with a intelligent pass from a touchline, though differently his impact was singular and Albion’s defenders dealt absolutely with his aerial crosses.

DF Toby Alderweireld, 8 — Made a array of clever challenges, with a shifting retard that denied Salomon Rondon quite impressive. His long-range flitting was unblemished too. He only couldn’t repel Albion’s wilful assault.

DF Davinson Sanchez, 6 — Had some tough battles with Rondon, losing some while winning others. He was generally plain though a trip in his possess chastisement box early in a second half could have been costly. Alderweireld saved his blushes.

DF Jan Vertonghen, 8 — Making his 250th Spurs appearance, a Belgian probed for openings on a left side of a behind 3 and assimilated in with attacks whenever possible. One second-half mangle combined a possibility for Erik Lamela. He limped off before Albion’s winner.

DF Danny Rose, 6 — Had a sharp-witted duel with Allan Nyom and an rumpus that resulted in both players being booked. The left-back was incompetent to flog his pen as mostly as he would have liked, though he had a late chastisement interest incited down and set adult a header for Fernando Llorente with a unresolved cross.

MF Victor Wanyama, 6 — Gave his side a plain bottom in midfield and tested Foster with a curling 25-yard effort. But he was beaten too simply by Matt Phillips during one point.

MF Christian Eriksen, 7 — Playing in a deep-lying midfield role, a Dane pulled a strings and set a dash while forcing a diving save from Foster with a giveaway kick. But he couldn’t conjure adult a goal.

FW Erik Lamela, 5 — Buzzed around vigourously though was mostly swarming out. Dele Alli played him in on idea in a second half though his initial hold was heavy.

FW Dele Ali, 5 — Also struggled to find space and was a initial actor to be withdrawn.

FW Harry Kane, 4 — Had a large possibility in a initial half though was denied by Foster one vs. one, and was differently subdued. His control and flitting was next par, and he really scarcely scored an possess goal.

Substitutes

MF Son Heung-Min, 6 — Registered a decent shot on idea though it was true during Foster.

MF Lucas Moura, N/R — His approach using gave Albion a opposite challenge. Could have been introduced earlier.

FW Fernando Llorente, N/R — Had a header saved late on.

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