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West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham Hotspur: match thread & how to watch

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A couple good outcomes on Sunday could see Spurs climb to the top of the table.

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Tottenham Hotspur secured a convincing win over Ludogorets on Thursday to move back into a first place tie atop Group J in the Europa League. However, another opportunity awaits Sunday, as third-place Spurs could see themselves move into the top spot of the Premier League table heading into the international break.

That would require defeating West Bromwich Albion, a team Tottenham has not faced in a couple years. The Baggies are the first of the newly promoted teams on the fixture list this season, and they have yet to record a win in seven matches thus far. A wild draw against Chelsea shows they are capable of stealing some points, but this is not a good side right now.

This is the last of four straight league matches that seemed very winnable for Spurs. A victory today would make it 10 points from this stretch, which would be a nice buffer heading into a tricky set of fixtures which brings Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal in the Premier League, with the remaining three Europa League matches sandwiched in between.

While Liverpool and Leicester both have a legitimate shot at dropping points against City and Wolves, respectively, which would give Tottenham the chance to move up the table, there is the added bonus of being the first match on the slate today. Regardless of what happens later in the day, three points against West Brom would put Spurs at the top of the league for at least a couple hours. After all the chaos of the past couple year, that would be a great feeling, even if it is only eight matches into the season.

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How to Watch

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. BT
Location: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), none (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky Sports Box Office (UK)

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