London: Goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min inspired Tottenham Hotspur to end their losing streak as they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the Premier League in London on Sunday (February 8).
Jose Mourinho’s men lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Toby Alderweireld being paired with Davinson Sanchez at the centre of the defence. Tanguy NDombele along with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg formed a double pivot in the middle of the park. Harry Kane lead the forward-line alongside Son and Erik Lamela with Lucas Moura playing as a no.10 behind them.
Spurs dominated the possession on the ball right from the kick-off creating a bunch of good chances. Kane got three clear-cut opportunities to put his side ahead but somehow was unable to finish it off.
The best chance came in the first half for the visitors when Mbaye Diago’s targeted header was denied by Spurs goalie Hugo Lloris with a good close range save. The England captain finally got his name in the scoresheet when he slotted home after Hojbjerg found him needling it through the defence with an excellent line-breaking pass.
The Spurs no.10 was there again starting a move on the counters involving Lucas Moura who made a surging run before laying it off for Son to put the icing on the cake. Hojbjerg had an excellent game patrolling the midfield from deep setting up the tempo of the game.
West Brom pushed hard in the rest of the half but were unable to see any opening largely thanks to the defensive resilience by the hosts. Spurs took full three-points to place themselves at seventh.