1-0, Kane, min 12' 2-0 McAuley OG min 26' 3-0 Kane, min 77' 4-0, Kane, min 82'
Spurs dominant in thrashing West Brom

Spurs dominant in thrashing West Brom

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So, that's it from my side. It was wonderful commentating on a game that was dominated by a side that could well win the title this season, if things go their way. This was Kaustubh Pandey from VAVEL UK. Catch ya later! :)

FULL TIME! What a performance this was! Spurs have learnt how to knock the stuffing out of teams. And they go second with this win, by the time Liverpool play Manchester United tomorrow at Old Trafford. Harry Kane reached his 13th goal for the season and is now tied at the second spot of the goalscoring charts with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 4-0 it ends.

90' It doesn't sound surprising considering their performance and form, but Spurs have enjoyed possession for five minutes now. 

88' West Brom continue to look toothless and fightless. Quite possibly though, Spurs have made them look so.

82' GOAAAALLL!! And hitman Harry has got his hat-trick. Alli with a delightful chip to set him up. West Brom are being made to  cry now. That was sensational football. Winks comes on for Dembele in the meantime. 

81' Harry Winks is being prepared to be brought on by Pochettino, who tried replicating Antonio Conte after Kane got Spurs their third.

77' GOAAALLLL!!! What a bad day for McAuley. Fails to get the ball away from Walker and swipes at the ball aimlessly, before Walker crosses towards Kane. The hitman makes no mistake in making it three for the day. Game, Set and Match.

71' Even more wonderful play in the final third allows Wanyama to crack a shot at goal. Foster manages to parry it and West Brom clear it away.

68' Spurs look to get their third. Dembele lashes a right-footed shot over Foster's goal. That was 25 yards out.

65' A precautionary change sees Ben Davies comes on for Vertonghen, who looked uncomfortable and a bit serious too.

64' Kane was taken down by Olsson. It wasn't exactly a professional foul, but the Spurs fans wanted a sending off. The Swede gets a yellow.

63' Vertonghen has pulled up short after twisting his ankle while trying to receive the ball

62' Nacer Chadli's return to WHL wasn't a happy one. He has been taken off Wales' Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu.

56' Alderweireld nearly made it 3-0. But a clearance near the goalline lets West Brom off. It came off a corner and after Kane had failed to get his shot away.

55' Walker's improvised volley after Alli had missed a header from a familiar position from a familiar assister. 

54' It's Chris Brunt who goes for McClean. Would add more width and pace. It certainly is a positive change.

51' James McClean is being readied to come on. West Brom are showing signs of improvement here. Getting more of the ball.

48' It seems as if West Brom are now in a 4-4-2, with Phillips alongside Rondon. Has made a couple runs in-behind already.

46' That will offer West Brom some encouragement. They've pressing up front and nearly pulled one back, but Phillips fired wide of Lloris' goal from the edge of the box.

45' And we're back underway!

HALF-TIME! The half just goes to prove that Spurs are title challengers, who certainly have a chance of making this year theirs. It was a sizzling display. For WBA though, it's been a pedestrian half. I'll be back in ten minutes for the second half. It's different that it could be over already.

45' One minute of stoppage time has been added on. West Brom should demand to put them out of their misery.

42' McAuley sprays a ridiculous pass to... well, nobody. But it goes out for a Spurs throw. LilyWhites' fans jeer. 

38' Nothing's going right for the visitors. Spurs are just hammering away at them. Sight of the ball is rare, let alone a counter-attack.

35' Nearly three, again!! It's Kane again who goes for goal from the edge of the box after Spurs had won the ball after pressing West Brom. The shot had to be parried by Foster for another corner. 

34' Nearly three! Kane could have tapped home from close range, but Foster had to parry it for a corner.

32' Alan Smith is praising the midfield duo of Wanyama and Dembele, who have manhandled the whole West Brom side on their own. 

30' OFFSIDE!! Alli had made it 3-0 in delightful fashion after it was Eriksen (again) who had picked him out. But the ref had his flag up. 

26' GOAAALL! And it's an own goal! Eriksen's attempt on goal took a double deflection and crept past the beaten Foster. It could be over already!

25' Kane nearly got his second. Wanyama had floated in a cross after a corner was cleared, but Kane's improvised effort was hit straight at Foster. 

21' West Brom do break out, but Lloris denies Rondon with a point blank save. It's later that the Venezuelan realizes that he was offside.

19' Eriksen almost picked out Alli in what could have a similar goal as the ones Alli had scored against Chelsea. West Brom manage to get rid of the cross somehow, though.

18' West Brom just can't get out of jail at the moment, as Rose fires wide after an Eriksen corner was cleared. That came from his right foot.

16' Spurs are looking to make it two for the day and Rose is still looking to maraud forward from the left. They're playing what we often call beautiful football.

14' Spurs are still dominating possession, forcing West Brom to chase them all over the park.

For those who need reminding, it's another assist for Christian Eriksen!

12' GOALLL! Harry Kane. It was coming, wasn't it? Nice combination play between Kane, Eriksen and Wanyama led to the goal. The little Dane played a cute reverse pass towards Kane, who took a touch and made space for himself to fire it in Foster's goal. 1-0!

10' Spurs have been shown a lot of the ball and they've made West Brom park the bus. 

8' Another attack that came from the left sees Kane fire over Foster's goal. He ran onto Rose's ball and lashed it over.

7' The start that Spurs have made has caught the Baggies off-guard. All it lacks is a goal. Rose looking really bright down the left.

4' Kane nearly hands Spurs the lead. Rose's impressive cross down the left, but Kane could only stretch and nod it wide of goal. Still 0-0.

2' Chadli is involved in a scuffle with Rose early on down his flank. Rose did go down but the referee waved play on.

0' PEEEEP!! And they're off!

And the players are out!

As much as I hate to criticize referees, let's just hope that they don't end up messing this one up by a bad decision or two.

We're just ten minutes away from kick off at White Hart Lane. Pulis has dubbed this game as being a 'bonus' one for West Brom. That's strange from a manager whose side is eighth in the league.

Summer signing Vincent Janssen hasn't even made it to the bench in this game, which will be disappointing for the Dutchman.

While Spurs are in impressive form themselves, the Baggies too aren't in bad in that aspect, as things stand. Pulis' men have won the last six out of their last ten games.

Much like last season, Spurs have the best defensive record in the league right, as they have conceded only 14 goals this time around. It's seemingly become a key part of this Mauricio Pochettino side.

Tony Pulis though, has fielded a familiar shape of his own as Salomon Rondon starts as the lone target man up front, flanked by former Spurs star Nacer Chadli and the impressive Kevin Philipps. 

Spurs have lined up in a familiar 3-4-3 formation, much like how they were deployed against Chelsea last week. It's an unchanged line up from the 2-0 win and Spurs could benefit strongly with this approach. 

West Brom subs:Myhill, Galloway, Leko, McLean, Field, Wilson, Robson-Kanu

Tottenham subs: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Nkoudou, Son, Sissoko

West Bromwich Albion : Foster; Olsson, Dawson, McCauley, Brunt; Morrison, Phillips, Yacob, Fletcher, Chadli; Rondon 

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Vertonghen, Dier, Alderweireld; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose; Eriksen, Kane, Alli. 

The line-ups are out! 

Worries are little for Spurs though, who are likely to miss Erik Lamela. The Argentine is still a week away from attaining fitness, despite having almost recovered from his hip injury.

As far injuries, suspensions and exclusions are concerned, West Brom will be without Jonny Evans, who is a sure-shot to miss the game. Tony Pulis confirmed in his pre-match press conference that his side is still sweating over the fitness of Allan Nyom and Chris Brunt.

The men from West Midlands too had managed to pull off an upset that very season against Spurs, that too at the Lane. It was a 1-0 win, as James Morrison's header had helped the Baggies to the first win of that season.

The last time Spurs had beaten West Brom was in the 2014-15 season, when a Harry Kane brace and a Christian Eriksen strike had handed the LilyWhites an impressive 3-0 win at the Hawthorns.

The previous meeting between both of these sides had yielded a 1-1 draw, which had dented Spurs' top four hopes during a disappointing run. In fact, the last three games between the two sides were 1-1 draws and it was at White Hart Lane against West Brom that Spurs' title charge had begun to fade late in the season. 

A very good morning and welcome to VAVEL UK's Live coverage of the afternoon's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane. I, Kaustubh Pandey, will guide you through the game, which kicks off at 12:30 UK Time. 

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