West Brom leave it late vs. Tottenham, keep Premier League survival hopes alive
West Brom 1 - 0 Tottenham

West Brom leave it late vs. Tottenham, keep Premier League survival hopes alive

06/05/2018

West Bromwich Albion kept their slim survival hopes alive after Jake Livemore's dramatic injury time goal earned a 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

West Brom needed to beat Spurs to stand a chance of staying in the Premier League and left it late at The Hawthorns.

Albion claimed victory when Livermore appeared to turn the ball past Hugo Lloris.

Stoke City's 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace kept West Brom's hopes of survival alive with Stoke becoming the first team relegated from the top flight this season.

And West Brom, who have spent nine of the last 10 seasons in the Premier League, could still achieve an improbable survival after their late show.

But they will still be relegated if Southampton beat Everton in the evening kick off.

Defeat also meant Tottenham are yet to confirm their top four spot and Chelsea could close the gap to two points with two games left if they beat Liverpool on Sunday.

Lloris stopped Harry Kane scoring an embarrassing own goal and the striker's hopes of catching Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot were hit as the England striker drew a blank.

It was Kane who had the best chance of a drab first half which struggled to fire despite what was on the line.

Victor Wanyama fired his own warning but Ben Foster tipped over his curling effort after 24 minutes.

Tottenham began to find joy behind Albion's defence and Foster saved with his face when Kane escaped onto Kieran Trippier's pass.

That Albion needed to win was not apparent in their play as, while Spurs bossed possession, there was little energy from the hosts.

Albion have dropped 26 points from winning positions this season -- the most in the league -- but there were few hints they would take the lead at The Hawthorns.

Ahmed Hegazi planted a header wide just before the break as West Brom wasted their only opportunity of the first half.

Spurs carried the greater threat and Foster needed to be alert when Erik Lamela threatened before he palmed away Christian Eriksen's free kick after 62 minutes.

Danny Rose and Allan Nyom were booked after a brief shoving match -- with Nyom incensed before he was calmed by his teammates.

Albion were running out of time but Kane almost scored a spectacular own goal when Lloris turned his sliced clearance over with 17 minutes left.

But the hosts kept pressing and grabbed the winner in stoppage time when Rose and Livermore went for the ball during a goalmouth scramble and Livermore poked it in to spark wild scenes.

Related news

Chelsea complete signing of Jorginho from Napoli on five-year deal

Chelsea complete signing of Jorginho from Napoli on five-year deal

Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho, beating Manchester City to the signature of the former Napoli midfielder.

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea completed the long-expected hiring of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Saturday, appointing him after parting ways with Antonio Conte.

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Chelsea have sacked coach Antonio Conte, paving the way for Maurizio Sarri to take over.

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

Manchester City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the clubs announced on Tuesday.

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt

Liverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be given the No. 8 shirt last worn by former captain Steven Gerrard.

Manchester United agree deal to land Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United agree deal to land Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Brazil international midfielder Fred, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on free transfer

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on free transfer

Stephan Lichtsteiner has become Unai Emery's first signing for Arsenal after joining the Premier League side on a free transfer from Juventus.

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard has been appointed the new manager of Derby County on a three-year contract, with former Chelsea academy coach Jody Morris as his assistant.

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

Liverpool have announced a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.

RELATED NEWS

Chelsea complete signing of Jorginho from Napoli on five-year deal
Chelsea news

Chelsea complete signing of Jorginho from Napoli on five-year deal

Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho, beating Manchester City to the signature of the former Napoli midfielder.

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte
Chelsea news

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea completed the long-expected hiring of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Saturday, appointing him after parting ways with Antonio Conte.

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms
Chelsea news

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Chelsea have sacked coach Antonio Conte, paving the way for Maurizio Sarri to take over.

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal
Manchester City news

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

Manchester City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the clubs announced on Tuesday.

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt
Liverpool news

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt

Liverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be given the No. 8 shirt last worn by former captain Steven Gerrard.

Manchester United agree deal to land Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester United news

Manchester United agree deal to land Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Brazil international midfielder Fred, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday.

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on free transfer
Arsenal news

Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal on free transfer

Stephan Lichtsteiner has become Unai Emery's first signing for Arsenal after joining the Premier League side on a free transfer from Juventus.

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal
Derby County news

Frank Lampard named Derby County manager on three-year deal

Frank Lampard has been appointed the new manager of Derby County on a three-year contract, with former Chelsea academy coach Jody Morris as his assistant.

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco
Liverpool news

Liverpool agree deal to sign midfielder Fabinho from Monaco

Liverpool have announced a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco.