TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V WEST BROM
MATCHFACTS with Club Historian Andy Porter
This will be the 55th League meeting between the two clubs here. Of the previous 54, we have won 26, Albion 14 with 14 drawn matches.
We won 3-1 when Albion were last here for League points on December 8, 2002. Christian Ziege gave us a 3rd minute lead which Robbie Keane extended on the half hour mark. Scott Dobie reduced the arrears in the 73rd minute and Gustavo Poyet rounded off the scoring ten minutes from time. The crowd figure was 35,958.
Albion’s last win here was by 3-2 on November 3, 1984. Their goals came from Nicky Cross, Steve Mackenzie and a Derek Statham penalty with John Chiedozie and Mickey Hazard replying for us.
Robbie Keane’s next League appearance will be the 250th of his career. His present tally of 249 comprises 73 for Wolves, 31 for Coventry, 6 for Internazionale, 46 for Leeds plus 93 in our colours. His League goals total stands at 86. In addition, he has scored 20 goals in 52 cup matches.
MILESTONE AT ANFIELD
Michael Carrick made the 200th senior appearance of his club career at Anfield on April 16. It was his 33rd appearance since joining us last August to add to the 159 games for West Ham. He also played six matches for Swindon and two for Birmingham whilst on loan. His total is made up of 168 League games, scoring eight goals, plus 32 cup and other matches.