Tottenham Hotspur face a must-win game against West Bromwich Albion Monday, a game that will stream live online and one from which Spurs must take the full three points if they want to retain any realistic chance of winning their first Barclays Premier League title — and first top flight league title since 1961.
After Spurs pulled to within five points of table-topping Leicester City last weekend, blowing past Stoke City 4-0 while Leicester were held 2-2 by West Ham, second-place Tottenham find themselves right back in the same position, eight points out, after the Foxes breezed past Swansea City on Sunday.
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Tottenham Hotspur, playing at White Hart Lane, should in theory be able to prevail over the visiting Baggies, who are muddling along in 14th place, losers of their last three and winless in their last five.
If Spurs prevail, they will have three games to overcome a five-point deficit to Leicester. That means, if Tottenham Hotspur win all three of those remaining contests, Leicester must pick up no more than four points from their three matches — just for Spurs to tie on points.
Tottenham currently hold a nine-goal advantage over Leicester City in the goal difference tiebreaker. As a result, a tie on points will almost certainly give Tottenham the title.
But if Tottenham were to lose or draw against West Brom on “Monday Night Football,” then one Leicester win in the remaining three games mathematically eliminates Spurs and gives the Leicester City Foxes — a team that gained promotion to the Premier League only after the 2013-2014 season and which was in League One as late as 2009 — the first league title in their 122-year history.
The last time Leicester finished as high as second place in the top flight came in 1929.
Watch a preview of the all-important Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion match from NBC Sports Network in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion showdown see the streaming links in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. British Summer Time at White Hart Lane in London, England, on Monday, April 25.
For fans in the United States, the live stream gets underway at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, noon Pacific.
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The match will be the 141st ever played between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion, dating back to 1901. Historically, the two teams have been evenly matched, with Spurs winning 55 and West Brom winning 52, with 33 matches drawn.
But recently, Tottenham Hotspur have lost just one game out of the last 12 to West Bromwich Albion, going back to 2009. But six of those matches ended in a draw, including the meeting between the two earlier this season, which wound up 1-1 at The Hawthorns on December 5.
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To watch a live stream of the 141st meeting between Tottenham Hotspur, still stuck in second place in the Barclays Premier League, against West Bromwich Albion, in 14th place on the table, from Spurs’ home of White Hart Lane in London, England, use the live stream provided by NBC Sports Live Extra at this link, or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app to watch the match on mobile devices. A list of possible alternatives for streaming the Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion match can be accessed at this link. A live radio broadcast stream of Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur can be heard via the Westwood One network online at this link or on mobile devices using the TuneIn Radio app.
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