Gary Megson states his case as West Brom take a point off Tottenham

Gary Megson made his case for a longer stay as West Brom manager after his resilient side held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at Wembley.

Salomon Rondon gave the visitors a surprise early lead at the national stadium and, while Harry Kane equalised 16 minutes from time, West Brom stood firm for a gutsy draw.

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West Brom’s fans chanted Megson’s name here and it was they who were cheering at the final whistle, having watched their team end a run of four consecutive defeats.

What they said

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino:“It is true the gap now is 10 points. It is massive in the Premier League. But now we need to be focused on trying to improve and trying to be more consistent here at Wembley. We have to try to win more games here like last season at White Hart Lane.”West Brom interim manager Gary Megson: “This has whetted my appetite again. I enjoyed being out on that touchline. I think I’m good at it. There are, I don’t know, obviously some reasons why I’m not working but it hasn’t made any difference to me in terms of the 90 minutes we played today on this job. That’s for the board to decide what they’re doing.”

Tweet of the match

Star man – Megson

West Brom’s interim boss may receive calls to make his stay permanent if he continues like this. His team were not particularly easy on the eye but certainly determined and well drilled. The away fans sang Megson’s name during the match.

Stat attack

The Baggies have now earned at least a point in five of their last six Premier League away games against Spurs.

Moment of the match

Rondon’s early goal set the tone. It gave West Brom something to hold on to and Tottenham struggled to break through. Rondon could even have won it for the visitors late on but feathered wide from close range.

Player ratings

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 5 (out of 10), Kieran Trippier 7, Davinson Sanchez 4, Jan Vertonghen 5, Ben Davies 5, Eric Dier 6, Harry Winks 6, Christian Eriksen 5, Dele Alli 6, Son Heung-min 7, Harry Kane 7. Subs: Mousa Dembele (for Winks, 60 mins) 6, Fernando Llorente (for Vertonghen, 60 mins) 5.West Brom: Ben Foster 7, Allan Nyom 7, Kieran Gibbs 7, Jonny Evans 8, Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi 8, Jake Livermore 7, Matt Phillips 6, Gareth Barry 6, Sam Field 6, Jay Rodriguez 6, Salomon Rondon 7. Subs: Hal Robson-Kanu (for Rodriguez, 67 mins) 7, James McClean (for Field, 67 mins) 6, Claudio Yacob (for Barry, 79 mins) 5.

Who’s up next?

Leicester v Tottenham (Premier League, November 28)

West Brom v Newcastle (Premier League, November 28)

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