West Brom vs Tottenham – Premier League: live score and updates

West Brom vs Tottenham LIVE: Gareth Bale handed first Premier League start since return as Jose Mourinho’s side bid to go top against struggling Baggies

  • Tottenham Hotspur visit West Brom as they look to go top of the Premier League 
  • West Brom XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, O’Shea, Townsend, Gallagher, Livermore (C), Krovinovic, Robinson, Grant
  • Spurs XI: Lloris (C), Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bale, Son, Kane  
  • Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
  • Premier League table – as it stands 

No matter how temporarily they might be up there, Jose Mourinho knows that a win against West Bromwich Albion will send a message to the rest of the Premier League.

Tottenham visit the Hawthorns on Sunday with the chance to move to the top of the league table ahead of the remaining fixtures this weekend, with Liverpool and Leicester City still to play.  

The north Londoners will be expecting to pick up all three points against an Albion side struggling to adjust to life in the top flight.  

Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS will provide EPL coverage of West Brom vs Spurs including live score, lineups and updates. Kick off is at 12pm GMT. 

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1 min: The players take the knee against anti racism and Spurs get us under way at the Hawthorns. 

The players observe a moment of silence on Remembrance Sunday, for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Before that, a photograph of World Cup winner and former West Brom manager Nobby Stiles was shown, in memory of the hero who died last week.

We are moments away from the action getting under way at the Hawthorns, so here’s a reminder of how the league table looks for Albion and Spurs.

A win for the visitors will move them top, while three points for the Baggies will see them climb out of the drop zone before the international break. 

It’s been a pretty good start to the campaign for Jose Mourinho’s side. Thumping wins over Manchester United and Southampton have caught the eye but Spurs have been equally impressive in grinding out wins over Burnley and Brighton.

Mourinho, though, is not getting carried away at this early stage of the season.

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It has not been the return to life in the Premier League that Slaven Bilic had been hoping for after his side gained promotion from the Championship, and the Croat is reportedly on thin ice with the club in desperate need of good results.

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Jose sharing tips on how to make it big on Instagram, perhaps?

It’s the attacking trio many Spurs fans have dreamt of seeing work in tandem since Bale made his spectacular return, and we’ll be able to see Kane, Son and the Welshman working in tandem today.

Baggies manager Slaven Bilic confirmed both players have started a period of self-isolation after the positive tests and will miss the match at The Hawthorns.

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It’s hard to remember a time before Harry Kane was banging in the goals for Spurs. The striker has typified the word ‘consistent’ since bursting onto the scene under Mauricio Pochettino, almost single-handedly transforming the club from outsiders to an established top six club. 

Kane reached an impressive milestone this week, scoring his 200th goal for the club, on his 300th appearance. Sportsmail crunched the numbers behind the superb tally. 

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So the big news coming from the starting line ups is that Gareth Bale will start at the Hawthorns today.

Mourinho has been cautious to integrate the Real Madrid loanee slowly, with the Welshman enjoying run outs in the Europa League.

But it looks like last week’s winner against Brighton has convinced the Portuguese to play the star from the outset, in what will be his first Premier League start since returning. 

Good morning and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Sunday’s lunchtime kick off in the Premier League with West Brom hosting Tottenham Hotspur.

The Baggies have endured a torrid start to life back in the top flight. Monday’s defeat to fellow strugglers Fulham comes as a huge warning sign at this early stage of the campaign. 

And it doesn’t get any easier for Slaven Bilic’s side as they take on a Tottenham side with their tails up, as they look to move top of the league ahead of this weekend’s remaining fixtures.

Stay tuned as we build towards live coverage of the game, set to kick off at 12pm GMT. Team news to come shortly.

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