Matej Vydra, Chris Brunt and Stephane Sessegnon opened the gap in the first half at The Hawthorns, but a Jonas Olsson own goal provided Spurs a life-line, and Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen finished the job in the second period.
Following are ratings and analysis for all the Tottenham players.
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Half-Time analysis for Tottenham Hotspur
Lloris: Punched the ball straight at Vydra for the opener.
Naughton: Delivered the cross that Olsson accidentally turned into his own goal.
Chiriches: A walking disaster.
Kaboul: His mistake led to Sessegnon’s goal.
Rose: Went down far too easily to win the penalty.
Lennon: Conceded possession in the attacking third just moments before Sessegnon broke downfield and scored.
Paulinho: Has completed 94% of his passes so far.
Chadli: Distribution has been good, although neither Kane nor Adebayor have been well-serviced so far.
Eriksen: Has had a few bright moments, but his teammates’ woeful defending seems to have taken the wind out of his sails.
Adebayor: His abysmal penalty was stopped easily by Foster.
Kane: Flashed a shot just wide of goal shortly after Spurs went 2-0 down.
Full-Time analysis for Tottenham Hotspur
Lloris: Had nothing to do after the restart.
Naughton: Dealt well with Brunt in the second half.
Chiriches: Was substituted at the break following a disastrous opening 45 minutes.
Kaboul: Won everything in the air but will nevertheless be displeased with his overall performance.
Rose: Tried to win another penalty in the second half and was booked for simulation.
Lennon: The Kane and Eriksen goals came from his crosses.
Paulinho: Distribution wasn’t quite as good in the second half, but he won four tackles on the defensive side of the ball.
Chadli: Helped things tick along as Spurs dominated the second period.
Eriksen: Took his goal extremely well, switching the ball to his right foot before drilling it into the top corner.
Adebayor: Will be ruing that penalty miss, but he held the ball up nicely throughout the match.
Kane: Goals in back-to-back games for the 20-year-old.
Fryers: Replaced Chiriches after the restart and looked solid in the centre of defense.
Sigurdsson: His introduction only helped Spurs tighten the screw late on.
Townsend: Just 12 touches in a brief cameo.