Read all about it: Spurs 4 Albion 0

Last updated : 15 January 2017 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion were resoundly beaten by Spurs on their final ever visit to White Hart Lane. 

Harry Kane netted a hattrick and Gareth McAuley was unlucky to see a deflected effort send Ben Foster the wrong way on a miserable afternoon for Albion. 

Here's what the press had to say. Click on the title to read the full report. 

Birmingham Mail 

A Harry Kane hat-trick saw Spurs coast to a comfortable victory against a West Bromwich Albion side unusually lax and unorganised.

Kane’s treble, supplemented by a Gareth McAuley own goal, manufactured a seventh straight success for the hosts who moved above Liverpool into second.

On a day when Albion needed all 11 to be at their best, only Ben Foster emerged with any real credit.

Express and Star 

Last season's meeting at White Hart Lane all-but ended Tottenham's chance of winning the league. This season's cemented their place as serious title contenders.

Spurs had struggled in the past to back up big wins like their victory over Chelsea, and they had particularly struggled against Albion, who they hadn't beaten at home for five years.

But they blew the Baggies away today with a rampant performance oozing class and confidence.


Tottenham issued an emphatic title warning to their Premier League rivals with a 4-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane, where Harry Kane scored his first hat-trick of the season.

The victory lifted Spurs up to second place in the Premier League table, just four points off leaders Chelsea, and saw Spurs continue their impressive form that has now seen them win six matches in a row.

Kane opened the scoring in the first half, taking a touch after Christian Eriksen’s lifted pass before firing the ball past Ben Foster and into the net off the post. Foster proved to be West Brom’s best performer by a mile, even though he would pick the ball out of his net three further times.


Tottenham Hotspur’s title dreams may have ended at Stamford Bridge last season, but it was West Bromwich Albion who had already put an enormous dent in their ambitions.

Spurs failed to beat West Brom last term and it was the draw at White Hart Lane that put Leicester City on the brink of their famous title success. So it is no wonder that manager Mauricio Pochettino rates Tottenham’s second win in eight games against West Brom, on the back of the victory over leaders Chelsea, as proof that his team are now better placed to sustain a title challenge.

A hat-trick from Harry Kane and a deflected Christian Eriksen strike secured Tottenham’s sixth successive Premier League victory and moved Pochettino’s men into second place. They are undoubtedly the team with the momentum and the numbers back up Pochettino’s belief that Spurs are significantly better than this time last year, as they have nine more points and have scored nine more goals.

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