West Brom beats Spurs 1-0 to keep alive EPL survival hopes
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion kept alive its slim survival hopes after Jake Livermore's dramatic injury-time goal earned a 1-0 win against Tottenham in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Baggies needed to beat fourth-place Spurs to stand any chance of staying up and left it late when Livermore turned the ball past Hugo Lloris.
Stoke losing to Crystal Palace 2-1 kept West Brom's hopes of survival alive with the Potters becoming the first team relegated.
West Brom is two points from safety and visits Crystal Palace in its final match next weekend. The two teams immediately above it, Swansea and Southampton, have played a match less and meet each other on Tuesday.
Defeat also meant Tottenham has yet to confirm its top-four spot, and Chelsea could close the gap to two points with two games left if it beats Liverpool on Sunday.
West Brom has dropped 26 points from winning positions this season — the most in the league — but there were few hints it would take the lead at The Hawthorns.
Ahmed Hegazi planted a header wide just before the break as the Baggies wasted their only opportunity of the first half.
Spurs carried the greater threat and Ben Foster needed to be alert when Erik Lamela threatened before he palmed away Christian Eriksen's free kick after 62 minutes.
West Brom was running out of time but Harry Kane almost scored a spectacular own-goal when Lloris turned his sliced clearance over with 17 minutes left.
But the hosts kept pressing and grabbed the winner in stoppage time when Danny Rose and Livermore went for the ball during a goalmouth scramble and Livermore poked it in to spark wild celebrations.