Kane saves Spurs against dogged West Brom

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Harry Kane rescued a point for Tottenham at Wembley as they lost further ground on the Premier League front-runners.

Soloman Rondon had given managerless West Brom a shock fourth minute lead as he rolled a shot in off the far post.

Spurs went on to dominate most of the rest of the game but were repelled by the well organised Baggies until the 74th minute, when Kane snuck in to convert Dele Alli’s cross.

The England forward could have won it but headed Kieran Trippier’s delivery over the bar under pressure from defenders.

West Brom, without a win in 10 Premier League games and under caretaker-boss Gary Megson following Tony Pulis’ sacking, took full advantage of a docile start by Spurs to go in front.

Dele Alli failed was robbed by Jake Livermore, who slipped the ball through to Rondon, and the striker held off a casual Davinson Sanchez before cleverly side footing it and watching it trickle over the line.

They then put up a wall of green shirts and it took Spurs 32 minutes to force a save from Ben Foster, who palmed away Son Heung-min’s drive.

For all their possession, Tottenham lacked penetration with Jonny Evans brilliantly marshalling Albion’s dogged defence.

The one moment Evans switched off was when Kane struck. He drifted unseen behind the Northern Ireland defender and stabbed in from close range.

West Brom could still have snatched all three points in injury time, but substitute Hal Robson-Kanu diverted Matt Phillips’ low ball just past the post.

Tottenham: Lloris; Tripper, Sanchez, Vertonghen (Lllorente 60), Davies; Dier, Winks (Dembele 60); Son, Eriksen, Alli; Kane.
Subs not used: Vorm, Aurier, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Sissoko.