Date: 5th May 2018 at 7:52pm
Written by:
West Bromwich Albion
1 – 0
Tottenham Hotspur

The Hawthorns

Premier League

5/05/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 23685

Referee: Jones

West Bromwich Albion Tottenham Hotspur
Livermore (90+2)
Foster Lloris
Nyom
 
Alderweireld
Dawson Sanchez
Hegazi
 
Vertonghen 85
Gibbs Trippier
Phillips Eriksen
Livermore Wanyama
Brunt
 
Rose
McClean
 
87 Lamela 78
Rodriguez 79 Alli 67
Rondon 74 Kane

Substitutes

Robson-Kanu Son Heung-min 67
Yacob Vorm
Evans Dier
Myhill Sissoko
Sturridge 74 Llorente 85
Krychowiak 87 Lucas Moura 78
Chadli 79 Davies

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 18
1 On Target 5
5 Corners 9
13 Fouls 12
4 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
26 % 74

Caretaker manager Darren Moore’s start to life in the West Bromwich Albion hot seat continues to get even better for the club legend.

With West Brom being unbeaten since he replaced Alan Pardew as manager, stand out results against Manchester United and Liverpool gave everyone renewed hope for the future – even if the consensus was he was appointed too late to change relegation issues.

Having taken three points today from Tottenham with Jake Livermore breaking the deadlock in stoppage time we really are repeating a ‘great escape’ and taking it to the wire.

Fans will be holding their breath on the outcome of the Everton v Southampton match, and as I type relegation will be confirmed as Southampton are leading.

If that comes to pass it in no way defines Moore’s short time in charge and will only intensify the grumbles of why he wasn’t given a longer shot to work his magic.

That match ended 1-1 so survival stretches to the next match.

Even an extra game or two may have been enough to have made a real difference given our form under him so far. Too little too late, but at least he reinstilled some pride in our play and some battle.

Coming in with six games to play and ten points adrift, the table now speaks for itself.

Speaking to the BBC a proud more explained.

“It was a pulsating game, up against a very good team who asked us a lot of questions. We trusted the commitment of the players and needed to play a tight game because of the quality Spurs possess. It worked in the end and we got the goal. We have been on this road for four, nearly five weeks. We wanted to get some pride and commitment back. The supporters have been excellent. I am the one up here but it is we as a football club – the supporters, staff and officials – and through hard work and commitment results are coming.”