Dele Alli strikes late to save Tottenham Hotspurs at West Bromwich

Tottenham Hotspur missed a chance to go top, needing an 89th-minute goal from Dele Alli to rescue a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich

By: Reuters | Published:October 15, 2016 10:42 pm
Dele Alli, Dele Alli goal, Dele Alli scores, Tottenham Hotspurs, Tottenham vs West Brom, Premier League, premier League standings, Football news, Football Tottenham stretched their unbeaten Premier League start to eight games after Dele Alli’s equaliser. (Source: Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur stretched their unbeaten Premier League start to eight games after England midfielder Dele Alli struck an 89th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The home side took an 82nd-minute lead through Tottenham’s former forward Nacer Chadli, who blasted a close-range rebound into the roof of the net after keeper Hugo Lloris parried James McClean’s shot.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster had produced a string of superb saves to deny Alli, Ben Davies and Christian Eriksen before Chadli, who joined the Brummies from Tottenham during the close season, scored against the run of play.

When it seemed the hosts would get away with a smash-and-grab win at the Hawthorns, Alli salvaged a point for Spurs with a clever finish with the outside of his foot after good work by Eriksen in the penalty area.

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