This win temporarily took Spurs to the top of the table as Mourinho made five changes from the win over Ludogorets on Thursday. Bringing Hugo Lloris, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele and Heung-Min Son into the side.
However, Leicester’s 1-0 win over Wolves meant Spurs’ celebrations were cut short, they now sit comfortably in second going into the international break.
The first half was largely uneventful but Son should have put Spurs one up after a flowing counter-attack but his attempt was cleared off the line.
However, the second half saw Spurs take control back from West Brom and begin to dominate, eventually creating the deciding chance.
The first period of the second half followed the pattern of the first, relatively quiet. However, that all changed when Jose Mourinho introduced Giovani Lo Celso for Tanguy Ndombele in the 64th minute.
Lo Celso was quickly involved in the action, blazing a great chance wide to put Spurs ahead just minutes after coming on.
Then in the 78th minute, Mourinho took to his bench again to introduce Brazilian duo Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius. Credit must go to Mourinho, as his change of shape ultimately led to Kane’s winner.
With a strike partner, Kane was able to find better spaces in between West Brom’s defence and midfield.
Vinicius, getting his first minutes in the league, came close on 83 minutes with a low shot well saved by Johnstone.
Eventually the breakthrough came. Average at best for most of the game, Matt Doherty floated a delightful ball into the path of Harry Kane who headed past the keeper for his 150th goal in the Premier League.
The goal took him to 9th on all-time top scorer charts, not bad for a one-season wonder, right?
A real fight from Jose’s men saw them take all three points ahead of the two week international break.
This win also saw Spurs keep their third clean sheet of the season, with the centre back pairing of Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld getting the job done.
After the two week international break, Tottenham will face Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The game will be on Saturday at 18:30 UK time as Mourinho’s men will look to maintain their run of form and take all three points.