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# West Brom vs Tottenham (0-1) Match Summary: Big win for Spurs!

## How did the game pan out?

The home side were still without a win this season coming into the game. [team 6], on the other hand, were looking for their third consecutive league win. [player 251] started for Spurs along with [player 4313] and [player 997] up top.

In the first, Tottenham were struggling to open up [team 10]’s low block. Despite having 62% of the ball, Tottenham recorded only 1 shot off target in the first half. However, West Brom, when in possession were looking threatening and created some excellent chances. The Baggies recorded 6 shots in the first half, with only 1 one of them on target. The first half ended scorelessly.

Tottenham started the second half with high intensity, and more forward passes. Tottenham’s possession stat dropped, which was due to the increased number of progressive passes. Tottenham, with 56% possession, took 18 shots with 5 of them on target. West Brom were defending exceptionally well, but Tottenham were pushing them all the way. All Tottenham’s pressure finally paid off as a [player 3884] cross was headed goalwards by talisman Harry Kane. However, questions could be asked about the lack of authority shown by West Brom‘s [player 1008].

These are the type of games where teams have to find a way to get the points, and Tottenham did precisely the right thing by pushing all the way. These points could prove to be vital later on in a unique season. However, for West Brom, no win, and things are not looking good for their manager [coach 455343].

## Eye-catching performers

### Semi Ajayi

Despite being on the losing side, defender [player 3066] had a solid performance at the back for West Brom. After the departure of Hegazy, all the attention was on whether or not Ajayi could step and do a good job. Against world-class players like Kane, Son, and Bale, the Nigerian was spot on.

He blocked 3 shots, registered 4 interceptions, and completed an impressive 5 tackles. He completed 28 passes as well by recording 82.4% accuracy in the process. Physically strong, the 27-year-old won 2 aerial duels and 6 ground duals and wasn’t dribbled past a single in the whole game. Ajayi also completed 2 long balls.

### Filip Krovinovic

The Croatian has had a fine start to the season in the midfield for West Brom. Against Spurs, [player 73871] had another outstanding display.

The 25-year-old completed 4 crosses and also recorded 3 key passes. He was crucial in beating the press for his side and completed 2 dribbles. Impressively, won all of his attempted 9 ground duals and 3 aerial duals from 4 attempted. The midfielder also completed 3 tackles along with 2 interceptions. Krovinovic’s form could prove to be pivotal in a season where West Brom might struggle to deal with the English top-flight intensity.

A late goal gives Spurs the win against a robust defensive West Brom side close to getting a point.