A draw wasn’t what Tim Sherwood had been wanting from his first home League game since being appointed Tottenham manager. Who earned their ‘Spurs’ against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane?
It was a familiar story for Tottenham against an Albion side who have now gone 8 games without a win. Spurs, themselves, haven’t won at home in the League since a fortuitous victory over Hull City at the end of October. Tottenham dominated possession, had the territorial advantage and had more than double the attempts on goal than their opponents but couldn’t find a way through a well organised and committed defence and caused Ben Foster only occasional problems in the visitors’ goal. Albion were dangerous on the break and actually had more shots on target, 4 to Spurs’ 3 efforts.
Spurs showed their attacking intent from the start but the final pass just fell short or was cut out while efforts on goal were blocked or deflected out for a corner. When they did threaten inside the six yard box, near-misses again drifted past the post or were just off target.
Poor defensive cover needed Hugo Lloris to made a number of saves as Albion looked dangerous with quick breaks. Spurs were again caught out at a set-piece, as they were against West Ham, conceding at a free-kick two minutes after grabbing the lead with a splendid free-kick by Christian Eriksen,
Injuries and suspensions are hindering Tim Sherwood with a number of options for a starting place in the team, not available for selection.
Who performed best and deserves recognition for their efforts against Albion?