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Watch Christian's crackers and Bale's beauty - Spurs at West Brom

14 October 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

We've been visiting The Hawthorns since 1903 - and there has been no shortage of action ever since. Here are some of the highlights as we continue our 'brief history' feature...


The first time we met West Brom was one of the most important matches of the Club's history. It wasn't at The Hawthorns though, instead, Villa Park witnessed a fabulous 4-0 win in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Sandy Brown scored all four goals and we went on to win the trophy for the first time against Sheffield United. Incredibly, we were still a non-league club at the time - and remain the only non-league club to lift the FA Cup.

Below: Gareth Bale's humdinger at The Hawthorns in 2013



Our first visit to The Hawthorns was in the FA Cup again, and a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Vivian Woodward and William Dryburgh in February, 1903.


Our first league game at West Brom was a 3-0 loss in Division Two back in 1908 - and it took fully 22 years for us to finally win at The Hawthorns, as Ted Harper scored both goals in a 2-0 win, also in Division Two in November, 1930.


Bobby Smith loved a goal against West Brom, and scored twice in a typically-impressive display and 3-1 win on our way to the Division One title and the double in November, 1960.

Below: Christian Eriksen completes our comeback from 3-0 down for 3-3 in 2014



Future Spurs Head Coach Martin Jol lined-up for West Brom in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, a goalless draw at The Hawthorns in February, 1982. A week later, Micky Hazard bagged the only goal of the tie to take us to Wembley.


Towards the end of his second spell, Teddy Sheringham struck what turned out to be his last Spurs goal in a 3-2 win against the Baggies in April, 2003. Robbie Keane scored twice, his first from a deft Sheringham assist. Teddy remains ninth in our all-time goalscoring list with 124 goals in all competitions, including 97 in the Premier League.

Below: Christian at it again at West Brom with a lovely free-kick in 2015



A remarkable comeback from 3-0 down for a 3-3 draw completed by Harry Kane's header and Christian Eriksen's arrow of an equaliser in added time. Christian and Harry were back on target on their next visit to The Hawthorns, a 3-1 win in January, 2015.