West Brom beats Spurs 1-0 to keep alive EPL survival hopes
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 06, 2018,
May 06, 2018, 1:17
He has netted in three of Spurs' last five games and is now into double figures for the season, so we're backing him to get on the scoresheet.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is pleased that the Premier League's top four teams are guaranteed a Champions League group stage spot next season following Arsenal's Europa League exit on Thursday.
Harry Kane had largely been feeding off scraps but forced Foster into a sharp stop before the half hour when Kieran Trippier slid a pass into the box, with Allan Nyom playing the England striker onside.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster conceded he had lost all hope of staying up before West Brom's late revival which started with a shock 1-0 win at Manchester United on April 15.
Crucially, he produced a spectacular stop in the dying seconds after Livermore had scored to keep alive West Brom's dream of pulling off what would be a great escape.
West Brom had also seemed to be heading for the Sky Bet Championship before Livermore's stoppage-time victor against Spurs at The Hawthorns.
Chelsea can close the gap to two points with a home win over Champions League finalists Liverpool on Sunday, and they face Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United next week, with Spurs hosting Newcastle and Leicester City.
West Brom was running out of time but Harry Kane nearly scored a spectacular own-goal when Lloris turned his sliced clearance over with 17 minutes left.
Tottenham have alternated between winning and not winning in their last seven final away matches of a Premier League campaign (W4 D1 L2), beating Hull 7-1 last season.
Xherdan Shaqiri put the home side in front with a free-kick after 43 minutes of Saturday's lunchtime game.
That set piece went in off of the bar but again West Brom equalised to make the game end in another traditional 1-1 result. The Hard Tackle though, predicts a share of the spoils that will see the Baggies drop down to the Championship after a valiant fight.