Tottenham Hotspur’s clash with struggling West Bromwich Albion earlier on Sunday afternoon didn’t exactly go to plan.
It should’ve been a game, where at our attacking best, we’d have been hoping for a cricket score but whether it was that we were that bad, or Albion played a blinder, for well over an hour, we were struggling hugely.
Perception and thoughts about the match changed in the 88th minute as Harry Kane connected with a Matt Doherty cross to give us the win and all three points. Kane will take all the plaudits from The Hawthorns with him notching his 150th Premier League goal and statistics website Whoscored unapologetically handed him their star man award with a player rating of 8.48.
Completing the top five on a poor day were Sergio Reguilon (7.72), Matt Doherty (7.49), Eric Dier (7.39) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (7.24).
Toby Alderweireld and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris also received plus seven scores for their efforts on the day.
You don’t exactly want to do it every week, but winning ugly and taking maximum points shouldn’t be sniffed at.