West Brom 2-0 Tottenham Highlights
West Brom moved off the bottom of the Premier League after a valuable home win over 10-man Tottenham.
Roman Bednar’s header put the home side in front on 83 minutes when he latched on to Marek Cech’s long ball to beat Heurelho Gomes from 10 yards.
And substitute Craig Beattie clinched the points with an injury-time second.
Spurs had been reduced to 10 men when left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto was sent off for a dangerous stamp on Gianni Zuiverloon after 34 minutes.
The victory was West Brom’s second in a row at home, six points which could prove crucial as the Baggies attempt to stave off the threat of relegation.
But Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will be counting down the days until the January transfer window opens with the match highlighting his need to bolster his impotent strikeforce, who have now scored just one goal in their past four Premier League games.
Baggies boss Tony Mowbray recalled first-choice strikers Bednar and Luke Moore, both of whom were rested in the 2-0 defeat by Chelsea on Boxing Day, while Cech and Iglesias Borja Valero earned rare starts.
Redknapp rested Ledley King, with Jonathan Woodgate returning to the centre of defence, while Jermaine Jenas replaced the injured Tom Huddlestone in midfield.
The home side made the brighter start as Gomes had his palms stung by a well-struck free-kick from the edge of the box by Borja Valero on 13 minutes, brought about after Michael Dawson had crudely brought down Moore on the run, a foul which earned him a yellow card.