Harry Kane once again showed his worth with a landmark goal as Tottenham returned to winning ways courtesy of a 2-0 triumph over relegation-threatened West Brom.
The England striker made a swift recovery from his ankle wounds to return to the side and help Jose Mourinho’s men break a string of three straight league defeats with a crucial second-half opener.
Kane fired home his 208th shot for Spurs in the 54th minute after seeing a flurry of chances go begging in a one-sided first half. The strike saw Kane crack the 20-goal mark for the seventh straight season and also ensured that he was even with Bobby. Smith in the club’s history as the highest joint-second scorer.
Just four minutes later, Son Heung-min then sealed victory when he gave the finishing touch to a Lucas Moura-led lightning counter attack.
West Brom made his deadline-day appearance with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, but it was fellow borrower, Mbaye Diagne, who came closest to the tourists when he saw a rare chance that Hugo Lloris had saved. There were also two goals properly pointed out by the Galatasaray forward for offside.
The result lets Spurs move up to seventh, while West Brom, who won just once in 13 league matches, sits 11 points ahead of safety in 19th place.
Now the Spurs are looking forward to a big week in their season.
In the fifth round of the FA Cup, they visit Everton on Wednesday before making a trip to Manchester City on Saturday. On Sunday, West Brom host Manchester United.