Jake Livermore hails team effort after West Brom's dramatic win over Tottenham
- Author: Joey Payne May 07, 2018,
May 07, 2018, 10:24
Stoke City's 10-year stay in the Premier League ended on Saturday following a 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace in a dramatic penultimate round of matches.
Tottenham is looking secure a top-four finish in the Premier League as it visits West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
With West Brom struggling for survival in the Premier League, Tottenham were expected to win the match quite handsomely.
West Brom needed to beat fourth-placed Tottenham to stand any chance of staying up and left it late when Livermore turned the ball past Hugo Lloris.
In the first half of few clear-cut chances, Kane had the best of Spurs' opportunities and his header from Erik Lamela's cross was saved by Ben Foster.
Harry Kane nearly scored a spectacular own-goal until Lloris turned his sliced clearance over with 17 minutes left. We are in a race to be in the top four and play in the Champions League next season and that defeat disappoints us. That was thanks to a scruffy goal in stoppage time, with Jake Livermore claiming the final touch as he and defender Danny Rose stretched to reach the ball in a frantic scramble.
Fifth placed Chelsea could move to within two points of fourth placed Tottenham by beating Liverpool on Sunday, but Spurs still have their top four hopes in their own hands with games at Wembley against Newcastle United and Leicester City to come.
The midfielder scored a dramatic injury-time victor to beat Tottenham 1-0 on Saturday and keep their hopes alive.
Substitute Nathan Redmond's first goal in nearly a year appeared to put the fight very much back in Saints' hands as it would have left them needing a win at fellow strugglers Swansea on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) to guarantee safety.
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"That was as loud a crowd as we've probably had this season and they were willing us on to the final whistle".
Palace lost its first seven games but is mathematically safe, completing the considerable upturn in its fortunes after Roy Hodgson succeeded Frank De Boer early in the campaign.
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond shows his delight after putting the visitors ahead against Everton.