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Full-time: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Nacer Chadli scores from close range after a brilliant save from the Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
  • Dele Alli levels the scoreline in the closing minutes with a toe-poke finish.
  • Spurs remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season.
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Dele Alli celebrates his goal
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Full-time: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

So, Spurs retain their unbeaten record in the Premier League, thanks to a late goal from Dele Alli. Like last season, it has finished in a draw between these two sides at The Hawthorns.

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Nacer Chadli
Nacer Chadli scored against his former club Getty Images

Tick-tock, tick-tock... time is running out for both sides. Jonny Evans has been booked for a professional foul, by the way.

Five additional minutes. Time for a winner? We're about to find out...

Dele Alli looks for a winning goal
Dele Alli looks for a winning goal Getty Images

GOAL: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Alli)

Spurs have an equaliser and it's Dele Alli who shows incredible composure under pressure in the box to toe-poke the ball into the far corner.

That was mature stuff from the 20-year-old star, who was determined not to be rushed despite being surrounded by defenders. Brilliant, that.

Dele Alli scored for Spurs
Dele Alli scored for Spurs Getty Images

Another change for the hosts, who are intent on protecting what they've got now. You can't blame them, either.

Spurs have five minutes to save their unbeaten record. More importantly, they have five minutes to ensure they don't drop three precious points in the Premier League title race.

Kyle Walker looks to create something
Kyle Walker looks to create something for Spurs Getty Images

GOAL: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Chadli)

The hosts hit the front! Nacer Chadli has scored against his former club, ramming the ball home from close range after a brilliant save at his near post from Hugo Lloris.

The keeper does amazingly well to keep a headed effort out of his net, but Chadli is there to sweep the ball home. What an incredible game this has been.

West Brom players celebrate scoring
West Brom players celebrate scoring Getty Images

Brunt drills a low, hard cross into the six-yard box that is turned behind for another corner. Suddenly, the hosts are on top in this game.

The home fans are roaring the WBA players on. They're desperate for a late goal at The Hawthorns.

West Brom win back-to-back corners...

Mauricio Pochettino appears anxious
Mauricio Pochettino appears anxious Getty Images

West Brom win a free-kick in a dangerous position. Chadli loops it around the back to find McClean, but his headed centre is easily cleared by the Tottenham defenders.

Time is running out for a winning goal. Less than 15 minutes remaining in the Midlands.

Less than 20 minutes left at The Hawthorns. There has not been a scoreless draw in the league between these two since the 1960s - is that about to change?

The managers on the touchline
The managers on the touchline Getty Images

More subs now. Chris Brunt comes on for Matt Phillips. He gets a terrific reception on his return from injury.

Son is introduced by Spurs, too. He has been brilliant of late - and has replaced Erik Lamela, who squandered a decent opening early on.

Toby Alderweireld
Toby Alderweireld is stretchered off with injury Getty Images

Speaking of subs, Dembele is introduced in place of Sissoko, who has run his race for the day. Spurs have less than 30 minutes to find a deserved winner.

Christian Eriksen looks for an opening
Christian Eriksen looks for an opening Getty Images

Tottenham are camped on the edge of the West Brom box for a few minutes - but they're really struggling to fashion any openings.

Here's a reminder of the Spurs bench at the start of the game...

Nope. Looks like they'll need to make a substitution. A stretcher is coming on, which is never a good sign.

Eric Dier is poised to replace him.

Eric Dier
Eric Dier (left) came off the bench in the second half Getty Images

Another semi-opening for WBA, which falls to Matty Phillips, but he gets his effort all wrong at the vital moment.

Meanwhile, Toby Alderweireld has gone down with a worrying-looking injury. He appears to run into Jan Vertonghen. Can he continue?

WBA are looking to be a bit more positive in the opening minutes of the half. They are launching the occasional counter-attack, which would've been an alien thought in the first period.

Jan Vertonghen has gone into the book, meanwhile, for a high tackle against Chadli. He can have no complaints.

James McClean wins a corner for the hosts. The cross is slung into the middle of the box but no-one can poke the loose ball home and Tottenham survive.

WBA look a real threat from setpieces, it has to be said.

Moussa Sissoko on the ball for Spurs
Moussa Sissoko on the ball for Spurs Getty Images

We're back under way at The Hawthorns. Forty-five minutes for Tottenham (or WBA) to find a goal. Here we go...

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris in goal for Spurs Getty Images

Half-time: West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Goalless at the break, then, but goodness knows how. Spurs have been very good in spots, but have been wasteful in front of goal.

Ben Foster, meanwhile, is half way towards winning the man of the match crown. Back for more in a bit...

Dele Alli tries to wriggle free
Dele Alli tries to wriggle free Getty Images

Out of nowhere, WBA almost take a shock lead at The Hawthorns. The hosts appeared certain to score through Rondon after Lloris spilled an effort from McClean. The Frenchman made amends with a subsequent save, though.

Two additional minutes to come, in what's been a very, very one-sided opening 45 minutes.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen shoots at goal Getty Images

Ben Foster comes to WBA's rescue. Again. This time, the keeper saves a low, powerful effort from Christian Eriksen expertly.

A minute later, James McClean commits a very naughty-looking tackle against Ben Davies, who does well to avoid the challenge. The WBA man is lucky to escape any punishment for that.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur Getty Images

Tottenham have made a little tactical change for the last five minutes of the half, with Lamela and Sissoko swapping wings.

Ben Foster
Ben Foster saves a goal-bound effort Getty Images

Dele Alli spurns another one-on-one chance! On this occasion, the England star is put through by Janssen - who has impressed so far - but he side-foots his effort straight at Ben Foster.

Will Tottenham come to regret their profligacy?

Dele Alli on the ball
Dele Alli on the ball Getty Images

And now the energetic Ben Davies drives into the WBA box and powers a shot towards the net. However, his effort is repelled by Ben Foster, who has been very busy in the last few minutes.

This game is warming up and Tottenham are desperate for a goal before the half-time break.

 Dele Alli
Dele Alli hooks an effort wide of the goal Getty Images

After a prolonged period of pressure Spurs finally fashion a guilt-edge chance. A cross comes over from the right side and after the ball ping-pongs around the box, it falls to Dele Alli. The 20-year-old star seems certain to score, but hits his effort straight at Ben Foster.

Seconds later, the youngster - who ought to have been flagged offside - hooks an acrobatic overhead kick wide of the post.

Daniel Levy
Daniel Levy watches on at The Hawthorns Getty Images

Besides that Phillips effort, it's pretty much one-way stuff at the moment. Spurs have already made 200 passes in this game, which underlines their superiority.

Mind you, I reckon Tony Pulis will be fairly pleased with his side's performance so far this afternoon.

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis on the touchline at The Hawthorns Getty Images

Perhaps the best effort on goal from WBA, now. Matt Phillips rises at the back post against Ben Davies, but his header sailed comfortably over the bar.

A modicum of encouragement for the hosts, though.

Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips dribbles with the ball Getty Images

Spurs are enjoying a lot of the ball, but aren't really doing much with it. Pochettino will be frustrated by his team's lack of composure and creativity in the final third, I fancy.

Darren Fletcher wins the ball back
Darren Fletcher wins the ball back Getty Images

A goal-bound effort deflects off Rondon and behind for a Spurs corner. That comes to nothing, though, and WBA survive.

Christian Eriksen hits a swerving effort from distance that Ben Foster does well to stop. Tottenham are playing some eye-catching stuff in the opening stages, without exactly carving their opponents open.

WBA, meanwhile, need to provide Rondon with some better service. He's feeding off scraps for the time being.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen on the ball Getty Images

Sissoko, who has been marching up the right flank in the opening few minutes, is clearly fouled by James McClean - but the ref waves it away. That was blatant, to be honest, but that's life.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino watches on from the touchline Getty Images

Erik Lamela goes perilously close to opening the scoring, collecting a pass from Janssen and then drilling the ball just wide of the upright with his left foot.

That was very good hold-up play from Janssen, though, who will be keen to impress in the continued absence of Harry Kane.

The sunlight is incredibly bright at The Hawthorns and some of the players are having trouble spotting the ball when it's pumped up into the air. I'm sure that's something Tony Pulis, in particular, will be conscious of.

Darren Fletcher on the ball
Darren Fletcher on the ball Getty Images

Tottenham are dominant in the early minutes, while WBA are happy to sit deep and soak up the pressure. It's very noticeable how rigid the hosts are in their approach, as compared to the fluency of Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Different strokes for different folks, eh.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen on the ball for Spurs Getty Images

Tottenham fans are in great voice already, drowning out the sounds of the locals. The away side are determined to play on the front foot, pressing WBA high up the pitch in the opening moments.

Pochettino and Pulis before kick-off
Pochettino and Pulis before kick-off Getty Images

We're under way at The Hawthorns! Tottenham are in yellow and the hosts in their traditional strip.

The players are busily going through their last-minute preparations at The Hawthorns. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will want to see his boys show the saw passion and intensity they demonstrated last time out against Manchester City.

Dele Alli warms up for the game
Dele Alli warms up for the game Getty Images

If Tottenham do harbour serious ambitions of winning the Premier League title, then they ought to be winning at places like The Hawthorns. Having said that, Tony Pulis is not in the business of making it easy for opposing teams.

Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker comes out to warm up Getty Images

In case you missed the score in the early kick-off at Stamford Bridge, you can see what happened between Chelsea and Leicester City here.

It was certainly an eye-catching game.

Victor Moses celebrates his goal
Victor Moses celebrates his goal Getty Images

AZ Alkmaar did not overcharge Tottenham Hotspur for striker Vincent Janssen, according to the Dutch club's director of football Max Huiberts.

Janssen finished as the Eredivisie's top scorer last season with 27 goals in 34 appearances, earning a move to White Hart Lane for a reported fee of £17m .

But despite his slow start in English football, Huiberts believes the striker will soon live up to his price tag. He told AZ Spreekt: "It was said that it was ridiculous that we asked more than £10m for Vincent because he plays for AZ.

"But then I think why? He is the top scorer in the Netherlands and the no. 1 striker of Oranje. I am sure that he will adapt quickly to the level of the Premier League."

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks it is too early to talk about Spurs as Premier League title contenders.

The Argentine manager led his side to an impressive 2-0 win against Manchester City in their last game – but he is refusing to get carried away by the hype surrounding the team.

"Well, it's difficult for me, I think it's too early [to talk about winning the title]," the Tottenham manager explained to the BBC. "I think that we are building a very nice project and very nice team. But I think we need time, we have a young squad."

The pre-match scene at The Hawthorns
The pre-match scene at The Hawthorns Getty Images

Pre-match thoughts

Mauricio Pochettino: "The problem is that we have 16 or 17 players going away in two weeks and to put it all together now is a very complicated job.

"OK, if you play one game every week, if we play West Brom and then after seven days we play against Bournemouth, it is not a big issue. The problem is how you manage [playing in] Germany, Bournemouth, Liverpool. It is very difficult."

Fans outside the ground
Fans outside the ground Getty Images

Pre-match thoughts

Tony Pulis: "They did fantastically well last year and they will be disappointed they didn't get over the line. But it will make them more determined this year. They've got a good side, a young side, and they'll go close again I'm absolutely convinced.

"It's going to be tough tomorrow. They've got everything you want, they've got energy, they've got ability, and they've got that team ethic that stands out."

The Hawthorns before kick-off
The Hawthorns before kick-off Getty Images

Breaking team news

The line-ups are in and they are as follows...

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Phillips, Fletcher, Yacob, McClean; Chadli, Rondon

Subs: Myhill; Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Morrison, Gardner, Brunt, Leko

Tottenham: Lloris , Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Dele, Eriksen, Lamela, Janssen

Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Dier, Dembele, Onomah, Nkoudou, Son

Team news will be with us any moment. Sit tight.


Tottenham enter this fixture after registering a comfortable 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the last match before the international break. Aleksandar Kolarov's own goal followed by Dele Alli's first half goal was sufficient for them to seal three points at home.

It also ended City's unbeaten run in all competitions and it was Pep Guardiola's first defeat as the manager of the Premier League side. The victory has seen the north London club become the only team in the league who are unbeaten after seven matches.

Dele Alli
Dele Alli helped Spurs to defeat Manchester City Getty


West Bromwich Albion have managed only two wins in the Premier League this season, which came against Crystal Palace on the opening day and the last one was at home against West Ham United.

Out of the seven matches played in the league, Tony Pulis has seen his side settle for three draws and two wins, apart from two defeats.

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis will look to upset the odds this afternoon Harry Trump/Getty Images

Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's live coverage of the game at The Hawthorns.

Tottenham defeated Manchester City last time out, suggesting they could mount a very serious challenge for the Premier League title. But what can they do at West Brom today?

We'll bring you the team news and plenty of pre-match build up before the game gets under way.