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Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

  • Leicester City will win the Premier League if they beat Manchester United on Sunday [1 May] after Tottenham draw.
  • Craig Dawson own goal breaks the deadlock.
  • Dele Alli could face action for punching Claudio Yacob.
  • Dawson equalises with second half header.
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Dawson's own goal gives Tottenham a first half lead. Getty Images

Full time: Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Leicester City will win the Premier League title if they beat Manchester United on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur are held by West Brom and fall seven points behind with three games left. Leicester need three points from their final three games to secure their first ever league title. Incredible thing to think, ever after all that has occurred this season. Craig Dawson scored for both teams, putting Spurs ahead in the first half before capitalising on Hugo Lloris' error to level. The look on the faces of the Spurs players tells you all you need to know, they feel it has gone.

Well, that is all we have time for on this Premier League live text. we'll be back tomorrow will live coverage of Man City vs Real Madrid from the Etihad Stadium, but as for tonight it is goodbye.

Now a free-kick for West Brom. Less than two minutes left. Leicester are nearly 90 minutes from the title.

Which comes to nothing. Myhill comes out and takes an easy catch. it has been that sort of second half for the hosts.

Corner for Tottenham.......

Five minutes added on at White Hart Lane. Not long for Tottenham to breathe new life into their title challenge.

Alli off and Chadli on for Spurs. A minute plus stoppage time left at the Lane.

No doubt that the best chances to win this game have come for West Brom, since the equaliser. Sessegnon has the latest, hitting the side-netting. The Baggies are restricting Tottenham for room around the penalty area, suffocating them in pursuit of a second.

Atmosphere is very tense around White Hart Lane, and as well it might be with Tottenham's title challenge threatening to be snuffed out. They may as well go all out to win this game, knowing avoiding to win would open the door for Leicester. Free-kick for Tottenham but Eriksen skies it over.

Goal: Tottenham 1-1 West Brom (Craig Dawson)

Tottenham's title bid extinguished? Lloris tips over Rondon's shot and from the subsequent corner the Frenchman comes to claim the ball, gets nowhere near it and Dawson nods into the empty net. Just 18 minutes remaining and it looks as though Eric Dier is coming off too.

West Brom win a corner and from it Spurs break. Alli sends a raking ball towards the onrushing Eriksen, but Myhill comes out to meet it and heads to relative safety. That second goal just won't come for Spurs as we enter the final quarter.

Mousa Dembele is the latest Spurs player to take aim, shooting wide from 25 yards. Lots of praise of the Belgian tonight, who has really been a real presence in midfield this season.

A West Brom equaliser here and coupled with a imminent ban for Dele Alli you could go ahead and etch Leicester's name on that Premier League title. That leveller almost comes as Rondon nods wide. Best chance of the night for the Baggies and their dominance has swelled since the hour mark.

The woodwork denies Tottenham for a third time as Eriksen scampers past Yacob and tees up Lamela who hits the inside of the post. Spurs just can't put this game to bed; can West Brom take advantage?

You would expect The FA will take another look at that Alli incident, if indeed referee Mike Jones did not see the episode. A three-game ban would see Alli ruled out for the rest of the season., and the rest of the title run-in.

Could Dele Alli face action over this? Looks like a punch on Claudio Yacob.

Back underway at White Hart Lane.

Half time: Tottenham 1-0 West Brom

Spurs are going to within five points of Leicester after easing into a one-goal half time lead against a lifeless West Brom. Craig Dawson's own goal separates the two sides, but their is a major chasm between the two sides in terms of intent, with West Brom very happy to sit back and soak up pressure. Will their game plan change as they pursue an equaliser? For all of our sakes, I hope it does.

Kyle Walker perhaps a tad fortunate to escape punishment after flicking out at Rondon on the touchlne after a clash between thee two players. West Brom have gradually improved as this half as progressed [though it could hardly have got worse] but their first corner of the game only ends with a Yacob shots which is deflected on its way through to Lloris.

The hosts again contribute to their own problems as Dier gives the ball away to Rondon inaside his own half, but West Brom can't test Lloris. Only thing that can cost Spurs now is complacency, with the Baggies offering nothing.

Tottenham take a real chance inside their own penalty area as Vertonghen and then Alderweireld attempt to play their way out from the back. Kyle Walker uses his pace to run the ball out as West Brom pressed hard in an attempt to win the ball back.

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 West Brom (Craig Dawson own goal)

Finally the deadlock is broken and there hasn't been a messier goal all season. Eriksen's free-kick is perfectly weighted and as Vertonghen closed in, Craig Dawson slipped and the ball squirmed past Myhill. Will surely go down as an own goal.

A sign if there ever needed to be one that West Brom are very happy with what they have already is that they are wasting time over ever set piece AFTER JUST 29 MINUTES. This really is a team with eyes on their holidays. Craig Gardner does fashion one chance however, lashing the ball high over the bar.

Harry Kane attempts to make amends for his earlier miss and forces a good low save from Myhill, who you fancy will be kept very busy tonight. West Brom flooding their own half.

West Brom were admirably enterprising when they held Leicester at the King Power Stadium a couple of weeks ago but they are offering very little as an attacking force this evening. tony Pulis demanded more from his team after the defeat to Arsenal, but hard to argue he is getting it so far.

Average positions so far, to give you a feel for the opening quarter of an hour

Another marauding Danny Rose run wins a free-kick and Eriksen is over it again and he goes towards the back post this time and Myhill is nowhere, as the Dane skims the top of the crossbar. Getting closer.

West Brom have sat well back in the opening stages; in what might be a blueprint for the remainder of the game. Tottenham in complete command already and you wonder just for how long the visitors can survive. Only 11 minutes gone.

No idea how Tottenham are not ahead. Kane and Alli combined expertly but in what looks like a optical illusion Myhill turns the ball onto the inside of the post with the England striker looking certain to score. Pochettino fumes on the touchline.

Claudio Yacob getting into Dele Alli with two early challenges, the second of which provokes a reaction from the England international who gets in the midfielder's face. Bit of handbags, nothing more.

First test of the West Brom goal comes from a Christian Eriksen free-kick is bends over the wall and is well saved by Boas Myhill, who has replaced the injured Ben Foster.

Underway at White Hart Lane. A good atmosphere, all things considered.

Players out at White Hart Lane. Kick-off fast approaching in north London. Tottenham have to win to keep the pressure on Leicester.

What might see West Brom give slightly more than they showed at Arsenal last week is the fact that with four games to go they are yet to guarantee their Premier League status for next season. The Baggies still need four points to be mathematically certain of their top flight survival, and though relegation is still unlikely even if they lose tonight, a top half finish is still possible. A win tonight would see them up to 11th.

Tomorrow night Manchester City take centre stage in the biggest game in the club's history against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are both fit for the game after travelling to Manchester, and we'll have live coverage of the game from 6:15pm tomorrow.

Swansea's lacklustre performance at Leicester and Stoke's downing tools at Manchester City has only worked to highlight how a lack of anything to play for can affect a team's performance. West Brom were guilty of that themselves at Arsenal, but how do they return to their competitive best and restore the integrity in the Premier League as the most competitive division around. Tony Pulis is unlikely to allow a repeat performance.

Four Tottenham players were named in the PFA Team of the Year but none of them, including Young Player of the Year Dele Alli, were in attendance at the prestigious London ceremony last night with Mauricio Pochettino preferring they concentrate on tonight's game than allowing his team a night on the tiles. Leicester and player of the year Riyad Mahrez thoroughly enjoyed themselves meanwhile.

Mauricio Pochettino on Sky Sports: "We need to play well to get the three points. It is possible we still believe, we still fight and we need to win the games. This is a game we must win. It is achievable to win every game. Now we need to focus on tonight. We are all very happy, we are proud of our squad and our season has been fantastic. We can feel good things for our players."

Saido Berahino also has an ankle problem, which he had before the game at Arsenal, so he is not risked tonight either. Two big blows for the Baggies.

News from Tony Pulis is that Ben Foster has an ankle injury which he picked up against Arsenal, forcing him out of tonight's game. He is also a doubt for the clash with West Ham at the weekend.

West Brom make four changes from the loss at Arsenal. Out go Ben Foster, Sandro, Saido Berhaino and James Chester; in come Boas Myhill, Jonas Olsson, Craig Gardner and Salomon Rondon.

Tottenham are unchanged from the thumping win at Stoke City. That means top scorer Harry Kane starts in attack and PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli begins in midfield.


Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Dembele, lamlea, Alli, Eriksen, Kane

West Brom: Myhill; Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Gardner, McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Sessegnon, Rondon.

Lots of messages of support from fans engulfing Tottenham's Twitter page, and in truth their team needs all the backing it can get tonight after falling eight points behind in the title race. It must have been slightly disheartening for for spurs players and supporters watching Leicester romp to victory over a Swansea team who are very much on their holidays? Could we expect similar from West Brom tonight though, particularly after their poor showing at Arsenal last week. Tony Pulis will be having none of it you fancy.

We're a little while away from the teams being confirmed, but how are we expecting both sides to line up?

Tottenham are expected to be unchanged as they enter the twilight of the campaign with a fully-fit squad - bar Nabil Bentaleb who is out with a knee problem.

West Brom are without the ineligible Alex Pritchard, who is also nursing a knee injury. Jonas Olsson and Salomon Rondon may return.

Tottenham must respond again after Leicester City pulled eight points clear at the Premier League summit after thrashing Swansea. Mauricio Pochettino's side are in a four-game run of playing after The Foxes, and given they are unable to land a psychological blow, they must reply in emphatic fashion to somehow heap pressure on Claudio Ranieri's team. West Brom are the visitors this evening and though they are clear of the bottom three, their place in next season's top flight is not yet secure; so that should ensure they put up a reasonable fight. Teams news and updates on the way ahead of the 8pm kick-off.