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Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion: Final score 0-1, barf

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Julian Finney

Tottenham Hotspur are now officially in a rut. They failed to win for the fourth straight game on Sunday, turning in a very poor performance in a 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Spurs never really had great chances, and struggled to break the Baggies down. In fact, West Brom should have gone ahead early, as Tottenham were lucky that the referee didn't spot a handball in the box by Emmanuel Adebayor in the 45th minute. Spurs' best chance came at the very end of the half, when Adebayor found himself clear in on goal, but he botched the chance with an awful touch.

Hugo Lloris didn't have a ton of work to do, but had to make a handful of decent saves, and he was more active than Ben Foster. His best came in the 59th minute, when he denied Saido Berahino a goal by tipping his hard long-range shot aside.

Mauricio Pochettino tried to change the game in the 60th minute by bringing Paulinho and Roberto Soldado on for Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli, but it didn't work. And in fact, that decision had a small part to play in conceding the winning goal to West Brom.

James Morrison was the scorer, off a corner in the 74th minute. He was completely unmarked and defending as poor as Spurs' effort on the corner is never down to just one man, but Morrison was being marked by Paulinho just before Chris Brunt served the ball in.

Poche responded by bringing Aaron Lennon on for Etienne Capoue, which also accomplished nothing. Everything he tried during this game, sadly, accomplished nothing, and Spurs can't really say they deserved anything from this match.