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  • Date:26 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,801
  • Mulumbu (9)
  • Adebayor (24)
    Defoe (80) Adebayor (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:38 +2.38

Emmanuel Adebayor fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-3 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.

92:02 +2.02

Gareth Bale has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Blocked by Nicky Shorey.

91:14 +1.14

The ball is sent over by Nicky Shorey, Peter Odemwingie has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

90:51 +0.51

Shot by Gareth Bale from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

90:25 +0.25

The ball is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.

89:32

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

87:17

Effort from inside the area by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the right of the goal.

86:46

Unfair challenge on Ledley King by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick. Ledley King takes the free kick.

85:55

Aaron Lennon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick. (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Somen Tchoyi coming on for Jerome Thomas.

83:46

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, save by Ben Foster.

83:28

Shot by Jermain Defoe. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

82:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Jonas Olsson. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

80:20

Jermain Defoe grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-2 Tottenham.Assist by Emmanuel Adebayor.

80:04

Simon Cox takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Brad Friedel.

79:03

Jake Livermore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Raniere Sandro.

78:42

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

77:34

Centre by James Morrison, Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Brunt clears the crossbar.

77:16

Jerome Thomas produces a cross, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

76:37

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

75:15

Raniere Sandro has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:15

The ball is delivered by Simon Cox, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

72:55

Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside. Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.

71:36

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Peter Odemwingie coming on for Shane Long.

71:23

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

71:01

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Shane Long manages to make a clearance.

68:38

Shane Long fouled by Younes Kaboul, the ref awards a free kick. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.

68:27

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker, clearance made by James Morrison.

66:37

Unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Chris Brunt results in a free kick. Chris Brunt is cautioned. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

65:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Aaron Lennon. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

65:16

Centre by Gareth Bale, Ben Foster makes a save.

63:30

Effort from just outside the box by Scott Parker goes over the bar.

62:42

Jermain Defoe delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

61:08

Emmanuel Adebayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

59:47

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Close range headed effort by Ledley King misses to the right of the goal.

59:25

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.

58:49

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, save by Ben Foster.

57:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the direct free kick.

56:26

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Younes Kaboul goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

55:41

Gareth Bale takes a short corner. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

55:23

Scott Parker takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

55:05

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

54:59

Jermain Defoe crosses the ball, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

54:30

Jerome Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Bale. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

53:38

The ball is crossed by James Morrison, Simon Cox takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a comfortable save.

52:42

Jerome Thomas produces a cross, Benoit Assou-Ekotto manages to make a clearance.

52:14

Unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto by Shane Long results in a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

51:15

The ball is swung over by Gareth Bale, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

50:24

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

49:45

Benoit Assou-Ekotto produces a cross, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

47:33 +2.33

Corner taken by Gareth Bale played to the near post, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

47:14 +2.14

Effort from 20 yards by Jermain Defoe. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

46:54 +1.54

Simon Cox produces a cross.

46:37

Kyle Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Cox. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

45:39 +0.39

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Bale.

45:08 +0.08

Jermain Defoe produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Nicky Shorey gets a block in.

45:00

The ball is delivered by James Morrison, clearance by Gareth Bale.

43:01

Shot by Youssouf Mulumbu from 18 yards. Brad Friedel makes a save.

42:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Emmanuel Adebayor. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.

42:08

James Morrison has an effort at goal from 35+ yards. Save by Brad Friedel.

41:29

Foul by Jermain Defoe on James Morrison, free kick awarded. James Morrison takes the free kick.

40:50

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball.

40:28

Emmanuel Adebayor has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Ben Foster.

40:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Aaron Lennon. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

39:46

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

38:24

Foul by Raniere Sandro on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Youssouf Mulumbu is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

37:32

Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brad Friedel. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

36:32

James Morrison decides to take the corner short.

36:24

Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

35:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Raniere Sandro. Direct free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

35:04

Shot by Emmanuel Adebayor. Save by Ben Foster.

34:13

The ball is crossed by Nicky Shorey, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

30:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Emmanuel Adebayor. The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, Headed from the edge of the area by Ledley King goes wide of the left-hand post.

28:30

Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

27:58

Centre by Gareth Bale, save by Ben Foster.

26:36

James Morrison delivers the ball, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

24:02

Penalty awarded for a foul by Nicky Shorey on Aaron Lennon. Penalty taken by Emmanuel Adebayor is saved by Ben Foster. West Brom 1-0 Tottenham.Emmanuel Adebayor scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Tottenham.

21:26

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Brunt for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ledley King.

20:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Raniere Sandro on James Morrison. Raniere Sandro goes into the referee's book. Simon Cox is brought on as a substitute for Zoltan Gera. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

19:21

Kyle Walker crosses the ball, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

16:48

Zoltan Gera sends in a cross, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

15:17

The referee blows for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

15:02

Raniere Sandro fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick.

14:36

A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, save made by Ben Foster.

12:23

Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Zoltan Gera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Brunt restarts play with the free kick.

11:22

The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas. Steven Reid sends in a cross, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

9:16

The ball is swung over by Steven Reid, Youssouf Mulumbu finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. West Brom 1-0 Tottenham.Steven Reid provided the assist for the goal.

7:18

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale to the near post, James Morrison makes a clearance.

7:11

Gareth Bale sends in a cross, Steven Reid gets a block in.

5:30

Effort from 30 yards by Raniere Sandro. Save by Ben Foster.

4:47

Shot from just outside the box by Zoltan Gera goes over the target.

2:11

The ball is crossed by Chris Brunt, clearance by Kyle Walker.

Match Preview

Baggies trio passed fit West Brom have received a treble fitness boost ahead of the home Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham. Head coach Roy Hodgson expects four-goal leading scorer Shane Long (leg) and fellow striker Peter Odemwingie (knee) to be fit. Midfielder Paul Scharner is also winning his race to face Spurs after a three-week lay-off with a knee setback. Hodgson says he does not believe Odemwingie is guilty of exaggerating the extent of his recent injury, and has warmly welcomed the return to fitness of the striker. Odemwingie has endured an injury-hit campaign, with his latest setback keeping him out for the past month. Hodgson vented his frustration at the situation earlier this week when he claimed that Albion had so far this season got "nothing" from a player who netted 15 goals last term. Hodgson further claimed that Odemwingie was "difficult to work out", prompting the player to take to his Twitter account to post a picture of the injury and to reassure Baggies fans that he cares for the club. Odemwingie's Twitter account also sees him pictured holding one of the newspaper articles in which Hodgson made his comments, but the Albion manager insists he had never questioned Odemwingie's desire to play for West Brom. "If I thought he was malingering I would say so," Hodgson said. "Interpretations are interpretations. "It's been frustrating for us, having one of your best players out for a long period of time. "We've been encouraged to think he'll be back a little bit earlier and of course that is also frustrating when it doesn't come off. "This week was fine, he's got back, he's training, and he'll be available for the game on Saturday, which is great news." Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could start his first Premier League game of the season after manager Harry Redknapp revealed Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart could miss out through injury. Van der Vaart came off in the second half of Monday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa with a long-standing hamstring complaint and is a doubt for the match while Defoe is struggling with a groin injury he suffered in training. Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) Niko Kranjcar (thigh) and Danny Rose (ankle) are unavailable. Tottenham have made huge strides over the last two months, bouncing back from a poor start to go on a nine-match unbeaten run which has rocketed the club up to third in the table. They have dropped just two points since the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City and Redknapp admitted after Monday night's victory that he considers his team genuine title challengers. The 64-year-old, who returned to the dugout on Monday after three weeks off due to a minor heart procedure, admits his team are playing at their best, but has warned them of the dangers of complacency, especially against teams like West Brom, who they are expected to beat. "The season is just over a quarter of the way through," Redknapp said. "We have a tough game. I have never been to West Brom and had an easy game. They have a fantastic manager and they will be a difficult opponent for us. We have just got to keep our feet on ground now and try to keep on picking up results."

Formation:4411Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Formation: 442Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Chris Brunt
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • James Morrison
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Billy Jones
  • Simon Cox
  • Paul Scharner

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Match Report

In-form Adebayor lifts Spurs Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor took his goal tally to four in six days as Harry Redknapp's side kept up their push for a Champions League spot with a 3-1 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns. Albion were given an early lead through Youssouf Mulumbu's header but levelled through Adebayor after his initial penalty had been parried by Ben Foster. Jermain Defoe struck his seventh goal of the campaign with nine minutes remaining and then Adebayor, on target twice against Aston Villa on Monday, added a third in injury time. It was no more than Tottenham deserved after dominating the second period and they have now picked up 28 points from a 10-game unbeaten league run in their push for a place in the Champions League. They always threatened when they pushed forward as Albion ran out of steam and were unable to maintain the high tempo performance which served them well in the opening half. Adebayor was a constant menace while midfielder Scott Parker was more of an influence in the final 45 minutes. Albion keeper Ben Foster looked unconvincing when fumbling a low 30-yard drive from Sandro around the post But after 10 minutes Mulumbu put Albion ahead with his first goal of the campaign. Zoltan Gera turned the ball back to Steven Reid whose cross was met by the unmarked Mulumbu who glanced a header past Brad Friedel into the corner of the net. Albion suffered a setback after 20 minutes when Gera went down clasping his left knee unchallenged. He was unable to continue after treatment and was replaced by Simon Cox. Sandro became the first player to be yellow carded a minute later for a challenge on James Morrison. After 26 minutes Adebayor put Tottenham level with his sixth goal of the campaign. Referee Lee Probert awarded a penalty after Aaron Lennon was pulled back by Nicky Shorey, the third Albion have conceded in their last three home games. Adebayor's spot-kick was blocked by Foster but the on-loan Manchester City striker converted the rebound. Albion appealed in vain for a penalty after Kyle Walker challenged Thomas but it was an optimistic shout as there appeared little contact. Foster held on to a curling attempt from Defoe while Albion defender Gareth McAuley was adjudged to have fouled Friedel as Albion claimed he had carried a Reid cross over his own goal-line. Mulumbu was booked for dissent after making his feelings known to referee Probert when brought down by Sandro. Friedel blocked a low shot from Mulumbu with his legs after he had made a purposeful run Tottenham made a bright start to the second period and Parker teed up an early chance for Adebayor. But Foster was equal to his rising shot which he parried out. Cox should have done better when unmarked but he headed straight at Friedel from Morrison's inviting centre. Reid came to Albion's rescue when he cleared Defoe's goal-bound shot from a narrow angle after he had evaded Olsson and Foster. Foster made another fine save to block a point-blank range effort from Adebayor after a deflected cross from Bale had broken to him. Brunt was booked for hauling back Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Roy Hodgson made his first change after 72 minutes with the limping Long replaced by Peter Odemwingie. Reid made a crucial tackle to take the sting out of an Adebayor shot which trickled through to Foster. At the other end Brunt fired over from 10 yards out after a pull-back by Thomas as Albion came more into the game. With nine minutes left Defoe beat Foster with a low drive from an Adebayor flick after the Baggies defence back-tracked. Defoe then had another close range attempt deflected wide and Adebayor shot past the post from close range. Adebayor made it 3-1 in stoppage time from a Bale pass.

Form Guide

    DWWLLW
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • WDWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 23/04/2011
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 11/09/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 02/05/2009
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 28/12/2008
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 27/03/2006
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 28/12/2005

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 4
  • PO Odemwingie 2
  • P Scharner 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • J Morrison 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 5
  • E Adebayor 5
  • J Defoe 4
  • G Bale 4
  • A Lennon 1
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 28
    • Goals per game 11
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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