Tottenham Rebound with a Vengance

Published on 5-Feb-2015 by srijan213

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Tottenham Rebound with a Vengance

After a disastrous defeat in the FA Cup, Tottenham Hotspur is right back in the game.

West Bromwich Albion experienced the fury of Spurs' youth, as they were smashed, 3-0, on their home turf.

Tottenham got everyone’s attention when they humiliated Chelsea recently, popping five past the Blues' usually stout defense. Since then, they've become the football world's trendy side on the rise. So lowly West Brom -- only three points from the Premiership's drop zone -- had little to lose in this one as far as stature was involved.

The match opened with an early highlight, as the Christian Eriksen -- the pride of Middelfart, Denmark -- wrapped a free kick into the near left corner:

Juan Mata must now has a challenger for the title of deadliest freekick marksman.

As Tottenham continues its bloom, so  does Harry Kane. He's giving Spurs fans a valid reason to get over the departure of Gareth Bale. Dude knows his angles and can launch rockets with the best of them:

While the first two goals were safely inside the left post, Kane got a bit too close for comfort while converting a penalty:

Certainly has the looks of a Ballon d’Or candidate.

Spurs are closing in on a coveted top spot in the Premiership table. Barring a total collapse, Chelsea may be out of reach, but Europe isn't. Fifth place gives them a guarantee, while a sixth- or seventh-place finish has a shot. Tottenham wants more than a shot.