West Brom With Anichebe Benched Hold Spurs At White Hart Lane
By Izuchukwu Okosi
Forgotten Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe was an unused substitute in West Bromwich Albions’ 1-1 away draw against Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane on Monday night.
The draw has left Tottenham’s Premier League title bid in tatters, the London club now seven points leaders Leicester City with just three matches to end the season.
West Brom defender Craig Dawson scored at both ends, an own goal and an equaliser, to let both sides have a share of the spoils.
Harry Kane twice came close to scoring for Tottenham, first in the eighth minute, when he received a pass deep into the box and hit a snap shot. The ball bounced off the goalkeeper’s gloves and hit the post.
The other first half chance for the England international arrived in the 20th minute when his shot was palmed away for a corner.
Christian Ericksen also had a chance to score for Spurs. The Dane struck a freekick that bounced off the crossbar in the 14th minute.
Spurs’ efforts eventually paid off in the 33rd minute when Dawson conceded an own goal with Jan Vertonghen putting pressure on the defender.
Craig Dawson redeemed himself in the 73rd minute with West Brom’s equaliser. Salomon Randon had produced a powerful shot which Hugo Lloris tipped over for corner. Dawson then headed past the French keeper who rushed out to punch the ball clear.
West Brom’s Stephane Sessegnon picked up an inch-perfect pass inside the Spurs’ box but his shot only hit the side net with four minutes left in the match.