• Short Summary

    Tottenham Hotspur kept among the leaders in the English Football League Division One with a comfortable 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in London on Saturday (21 November).

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    Tottenham Hotspur kept among the leaders in the English Football League Division One with a comfortable 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion in London on Saturday (21 November).

    Spurs were rarely troubled by their Midland visitors but made little impression themselves until centre-half Make England drove home their first goal in the last minute of the first half.

    After 61 minutes, Gould equalised for West Bromwich -- but within minutes Albion lost striker Jeff Astle through injury and Gilzean grabbed spurs' second goal. Gilzean added a third and minutes before the final whistle Brown notched a consolation goal for the struggling visitors.

    SYNOPSIS: At White Hart Lane, London, Tottenham Hotspur moved straight into the attack in Saturday's Division One match against West Bromwich Albion.

    Spurs -- among the leading contenders for the League title -- only struck their rhythm sporadically in a scrappy first half.

    And, it was only seconds before the half time-whistle that centre-half Mike England cracked in their first goal
    Albion resumed in more aggressive style launching a series of brisk breaks from defence. And after 61 minutes they equalised when Gould rapped home a badly misjudged back-pass.

    But a few minutes later the Midlanders lost their striker Jeff Astle--carried off through injury.

    After 67 minutes Spurs took a 2-1 lead when Scottish international Alan Gilzean netted from a goalmouth scramble.

    Gilzean again -- this time heading home the Londoner's third goal with the Midlander's defence spreadeagled by a right-wing cross.

    In the dying seconds of the game Albion notched a consolation goal through Tony Brown. Spurs finally ran out victors by three goals to two.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42QLFJ929Z06WPFVB0P7TIUYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA42QLFJ929Z06WPFVB0P7TIUYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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