Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/3/13
Gareth Bale netted another spectacular strike for Tottenham Hotspur as they overcame 10-man West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at The Hawthorns. A close encounter swung in Spurs' favour three minutes into the second half when Baggies full-back Goran Popov was shown a straight red card for spitting at Kyle Walker. Andre Villas-Boas' side were able to make their numerical advantage count on 67 minutes, with Bale shifting the ball onto his left foot and firing a 20-yard thunderbolt past a helpless Ben Foster. The first half chance fell to Albion after Romelu Lukaku's flick-header found the recalled Shane Long in space and with only Hugo Lloris to beat. But his first touch was heavy and forced him out wide and he eventually overran the ball which went harmlessly out of play. Lukaku was causing plenty of problems and the on-loan Chelsea striker forced a low save out of Lloris after good play by Baggies skipper Chris Brunt. West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster came quickly off his line to hack the ...
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