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Posted on 29 November 2011  - 12:00

Scott Parker reckons there are few more dangerous players than Jermain Defoe from the edge of the box - as proved again at West Brom.

Scott Parker reckons there are few more dangerous players than Jermain Defoe from the edge of the box - as proved again at West Brom.

The striker drilled home from 20 yards to send us on the way to another three points in the Premier League.

Jermain struck with just nine minutes remaining to put us 2-1 up at The Hawthorns.

Emmanuel Adebayor grabbed his second goal of the game in injury time to secure a 3-1 win and our ninth victory in the last 10 matches in the Premier League.

Jermain's goal was the key moment though. "He’s probably the best around at doing that," said Scott, who had another barnstormer in midfield.

"He has such a short back-lift of a shot from the edge of the box and when he’s in that area, nine times out of 10 he’ll score and he proved that again."

West Brom took an early lead and that was the first time both Scott and Emmanuel have been behind in a game as Spurs players.

"It was something new but I thought we did well," said Scott.

"It’s always difficult at West Brom and that was proved in the first half, they came at us and put us under pressure.

"We managed to get back into it and then re-grouped at half-time and caused them a lot of problems in the second half."

It was noticeable that Scott pushed further up the field as we searched for the second goal.

"I just felt like I needed to get up there, to drive us on and see if we could help create something to win the game," added the England international.

"We wanted the three points, we didn't want to leave with anything less and in the end it took a great goal from JD to secure it for us."