It was a day of frustration for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham as a resilient West Brom held them to a 1-1 draw in the Midlands.

Christian Eriksen was the first to test the Baggies’ defence, but his deflected shot wasn’t enough to break the deadlock after some fine hold-up play from Vincent Janssen…

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Janssen to Eriksen. Close.

Dele Alli soon got involved, manoeuvring himself impressively after Eriksen’s free-kick had found its way into the danger area. ย The Englishman’s overhead-kick squirmed just wide with Ben Foster doing just enough to put him off his strike…

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Some great improvisation from Dele.

And it was Foster to the rescue again as he got down low to his left to palm away Alli’s second attempt of the game, just as he raced through on goal. It was beginning to look likeย one of those daysย for Tottenham…

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Foster was on top of his game.

Spurs’ two creative sparks were peppering the former Manchester United man’s goal without respite, but Foster -who claimed the Man of the Match award in the League Cup Final vs Spurs back in 2009 – remained unbeaten.

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It just won’t go in.

It would have been easy to forget that Tony Pulis’ side had an attack of their own, but Hugo Lloris managed to stay alert as he was called into action for the first time on the stroke of half time. The Spurs captain got down well twice to keep it level at the break…

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“Huuuugo!…”

West Brom talisman Nacer Chadli only left White Hart Lane in the summer, but it there was clearly no love lost between him and his international teammate Jan Vertonghen, who was keen toย let ‘The Dolphin’ know who was boss…

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Welcome back, Nacer!

But soon after there were Tottenham hearts in mouths, as last season’s Fan’s Player of the Year Toby Alderweireld was stretchered off with what was a nasty-looking knee injury. Eric Dier replaced the big Belgian, who missed just a single minute of Premier League football last season…

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Anxious moments as Toby Alderweireld picks up an injury.

And the bad news kept on coming. A scrappily defended corner saw the ball rebound off Hugo Lloris’ post and into the path of none-other than Nacer Chadli, who fired the ball into the roof of the net to give the home side an undeserved lead.

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Nacer Chadli gives West Brom the lead.

There was no celebration from the man who scored 25 goals in 3 seasons at the Lane…

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It had to be him…

But that was far from game over. Spurs had a Premier League unbeaten record to withhold, and the introduction of September Player of the Month Heung-Min Son saw Pochettino’s side turn the screw in search of a leveller. Some fine build-up play from Son and Eriksen eventually worked the ball to Dele Alli, who found the bottom corner with impressive composure…

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Dele levels it up!

Alli bagged his 3rd goal of the season, his 2nd at the Hawthorns having registered in the same fixture last season.

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“We’ve got Alli…”

That was enough late drama for one day, as the it ended 1-1 at a ground which is seemingly becoming a “bogey ground” for Spurs. However, the unbeaten run remained intact for another week.

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