Alli nets late to preserve Spurs unbeaten record with hard fought draw at the Hawthorns

Alli nets late to preserve Spurs unbeaten record with hard fought draw at the Hawthorns
The two sides couldn't be split last season with both games finishing in a 1-1 scoreline (Picture source: Michael Regan / Getty Images)
West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans; Phillips (Brunt, min. 69), Fletcher (c), Yacob, McClean; Chadli (Gardner, min. 87); Rondon.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld (Dier, min. 60), Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama; Sissoko (Dembele, min. 65), Alli, Eriksen, Lamela (Son, min. 72); Janssen.
SCORE: 1-0, min. 82, Chadli. 1-1, min. 89, Alli.
REFEREE: Kevin Friend (ENG). Booked: Vertonghen (min. 54), Dembele (min. 86), Evans (min. 90+4)
INCIDENTS: Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur, held at the Hawthorns.
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That brings an end to today's live commentary between West Brom and Tottenham Hotspur. I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time have a good evening!

Well after all that the game came to life in the final ten minutes of the game as Chadli opened the scoring against his former club. Alli though levelled things up for Spurs as they managed to maintain their unbeaten record for another week.

90+5' - The referee blows his whistle to end the game. West Brom 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

90+4' - Johnny Evans receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Son.

90' - The referee has decided to add on five added minutes at the end of the second half.

89' - Goal for Spurs! Dele Alli is the man who gets the equaliser. A brilliant bit of work from Son found Eriksen, who had a shot blocked and the ball fell to Alli and he confidently slotted the ball into the net to get his team back into the game.

87' - West Brom substitution: Chadli is replaced by Craig Gardner.

86' - Moussa Dembele receives a yellow card for diving which is disappointing to see in today's game.

82' - Goal for West Brom! Finally the deadlock is broken in the game and guess what? It's Nacer Chadli who has scored. A brilliant whipped in corner from Brunt found McClean at the back post and the winger hit a shot which was well saved by Lloris but Chadli was there to rifle the ball into the top of the net. 

80' - The hosts are piling the pressure on the visitors in the last few mintues with a number of good crosses into the box but so far the Spurs defence are holding firm and stopping everything that is coming their way.

72' - Tottenham substitution: Lamela is replaced by Son.

69' - West Brom substitution: Phillips is replaced by the returning Chris Brunt.

65' - Tottenham substitution: Sissoko is replaced by Moussa Dembele.

60' - Tottenham substitution: The injured Alderweireld is replaced by Eric Dier. 

54' - Vertonghen receives the first yellow card of the game for a late challenge on Chadli.

50' - A very dangerous corner was whipped into the box by the hosts which almost fell the way of McAuley who just couldn't get the ball under control to have a shot on target.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to get the second half underway. Game on!

After a slow start to the game, Spurs started to hit their stride and on a number of ocassions they almost went in front but they found an inspired Foster in the way to make a number of crucial saves to keep his team in the game. Stay with us as we bring you the live commentary of the second half live in a few minutes time!

45+2' - The referee blows his whistle for half-time. West Brom 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

45+1' - Chadli danced his way into the box and hit a low drive in on goal that Lloris couldn't hold but somehow Rondon failed to put the ball into the net on the rebound.

45' - The referee has decided to add on two minutes at the end of the first half/

42' - Another wonderful save from Foster stops a low drive from Eriksen from the edge of the box. Spurs must be thinking what they must do to score a goal.

38' - Janssen played a lovely through pass to Alli, who was one on one with Foster but the big goalkeeper came out on top stopping a low drive from Alli. Inspired form from the goalkepper so far to keep his side in the game.

35' - Foster produced a brilliant save from a Ben Davies low shot which he powered towards goal which was going into the bottom corner of the net.

32' - Alli's athletic effort from Eriksen's free-kick just went wide of the goal. Spurs trying to up the anti before half-time.

25' - The home side are starting to grow into the game more in the last few minutes as Phillips sees his header just go over the bar. Spurs just can't get their free flowing football going so far.

16' - Christian Eriksen hit a shot from fully 30 yards out which Ben Foster done well to take it in to his hands and not drop it giving how the shot was dipping.

11' - The first decent chance of the game went the way of the away side as Lamela played a lovely one two with Janssen but his shot went all the way across the goal with noone there to tap the ball home.

8' - Spurs are having plenty of the ball early on but are finding it very hard to break through a stubborn defence that West Brom have which is exactly what Tony Pulis likes to see.

1' - The referee blows his whistle to get the game underway. Game on!

Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Dier, Dembele, Onomah, Nkoudou, Son.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama; Sissoko, Dele, Eriksen, Lamela; Janssen.

West Brom substitutes: Myhill; Olsson, Robson-Kanu, Morrison, Gardner, Brunt, Leko.

West Brom starting XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans; Phillips, Fletcher (c), Yacob, McClean; Chadli; Rondon.

The team news from the Hawthorns is in. Stay tuned as we bring you it next!

We'll have confirmed team news for you at around 2:00PM BST but before that, stay with us as the build up to the game continues.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Son.

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

On the other hand, Mauricio Pochettino will also be without a couple of key players for the game. Moussa Dembele is set to miss the game with a foot injury after recovering from a hamstring injury while Harry Kane is still on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury. It means that Son Heung-min is likely to lead the line once again after being in imperious form in the last few weeks.

In terms of team news for the game, Tony Pulis will have to check on the fitness of Solomon Rondon and Darren Fletcher. The big striker only returned from international duty in South America on Thursday while Fletcher suffered a dead leg when he was on duty with Scotland. If Rondon is not fit it means that either Hal Robson-Kanu or Saido Berahino are set to play.

It's set to be a interesting reunion for Nacer Chadli, who is set to start the game against the club he left in the summer this weekend. He has already made a strong impact at the club scoring three goals and creating two assists. 

Chadli signed for West Brom from Spurs in the summer | Photo:
Chadli signed for West Brom from Spurs in the summer | Photo: Adam Fradgley - AMA / Getty Images

In the last thirteen meetings between these sides, the Baggies have only managed to win once, while drawing seven and losing five. This includes the last six meetings at the Hawthorns which they have drawn three and lost three.

This game promises to be very close though with both matches last season finishing 1-1. The game at the Hawthorns saw Spurs take the lead with a goal coming from Dele Alli before James McClean equalised. At White Hart Lane, the draw between the sides effectively saw Spurs fall off the pace in the Premier League title race. 

Craig Dawson celebrates scoring late on against Spurs last season | Photo: Alex Morton / Getty Images
Craig Dawson celebrates scoring late on against Spurs at White Hart Lane last season | Photo: Alex Morton / Getty Images

On the other hand, Spurs are the only unbeaten team in the league going into matchday eight after defeating Manchester City in their last game at home 2-0.

Before the international break, the hosts were in their best run of form of the season taking five points from their last three games. The most recent game saw them draw 1-1 away at Sunderland

Both teams resume their Premier League campaign this weekend looking to start with a crucial win. Going into the game, the Baggies sit ninth in the table with nine points while Spurs sit in second place on seventeen points from their first seven games. 

Hello there everyone, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League match held at the Hawthorns between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur. Kick-off at the Hawthorns is set for 3:00BST, so stick with us until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news.