Tottenham picked up three crucial points against West Bromwich Albion on yesterday afternoon which sent them to second in the table, just a point behind Leicester City in top spot.
For the majority of the affair, it looked as if Jose Mourinho’s men were going to drop two points with the Baggies defending resolutely and restricting the away side to long-range efforts.
Spurs posed much more of a threat after Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura came on, with Slaven Bilic’s men dropping deeper in the final twenty minutes.
The breakthrough eventually arrived in the 88th minute after Matt Doherty played in a floated ball into the area and Harry Kane pulled away from Kyle Bartley to nod the ball past the advancing Sam Johnstone in the West Brom goal.
It was the third Premier League game in a row that Spurs had managed to win without being at their best, after similarly scrappy wins against Burnley and Brighton.
Speaking after the 1-0 win, Kane told BBC Sport: “All about getting the breakthrough. I got a little header in. As the game opened up we created more and more chances.
“When you just have a few minutes left it’s all about defending the lead.
“They created a couple of chances in the first half and looked dangerous on set-pieces.
“In the past three games you saw in last 15 to minutes we dug deep. When it comes to March and April that when those results matter.
When asked about the possibility of a potential title challenge the striker responded: “We know we have a lot of big games to come after the international break
“We can start to think about who will win the league in March or April time.
“We’ve probably dropped four points we shouldn’t have done this season and performances can be better.”
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