West Bromwich Albion host Tottenham Hotspur at the Hawthorns on Saturday 31st January 2015 2014 (KO 15:00) in the 23rd round of Premier League matches of the 2014-15 season.
West Bromwich Albion come into the match in 14th place in the table on 22 points with Spurs in 6th place on 37 points. This will be the 145th meeting between the two clubs.
Albion were one of the 12 original members of the Football League in 1888 and the first meeting with Spurs, who were then in the Southern League, came in the 1900-01 FA Cup Semi-Final at Villa Park which Spurs won 4-0 on their way to becoming FA Cup Winners that season.
The teams were drawn together again two seasons later in the first round (today's third round) of the FA Cup and played a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane before Spurs won the replay at the Hawthorns 2-0.
Tottenham Hotspur joined the Football League in 1908 and lost both Second Division matches to Albion that season 0-3 away and 1-3 at home.
Despite those two defeats, Spurs won promotion to the First Division and Albion joined them for the 1911-12 season. Spurs won the first Top Flight match in September 1-0 at the Lane but the reverse fixture in January was abandoned due to fog. Albion won the re-arranged fixture in March 1912 2-0.
Sandwiched inbetween those League meetings, Albion won a 1st Round FA Cup tie 3-0 in January 1912.
Both clubs continued to meet in Division One for the next three seasons until World War One.
The 1920 Charity Shield was contested between Spurs and Albion at White Hart Lane and the Baggies won 2-0.
From 1921 to 1927, the clubs met regularly in the First Division . They then met for three seasons in Division Two from 1928 to 1931 before regaining their Top Flight status from 1933 to 1935.
The clubs were in the Second Division for the 1938-39 season and Spurs won 4-3 at White Hart Lane in the last match before the outbreak of World War Two in September 1939. The season was abandoned with most clubs having played three matches.
Spurs and Albion met twice during the War in the Football League South resulting in a win apiece. When League Football resumed after WW2, both clubs were in the Second Division and Spurs won the League in 1949-50 with Albion finishing Runners-Up.
The 1950-51 season saw both clubs back in Division One and Spurs did the "double" over Albion, winning 2-1 at the Hawthorns and 5-0 at the Lane, on the way to Tottenham Hotspur's first Top Flight League Championship.
Every League meeting between the two clubs since 1950-51 has taken place in the Top Flight.
The first Football League Cup meeting came in October 1970 with Spurs winning 5-0 with a hat-trick from Martin Peters and a brace from Alan Gilzean. There have been four meetings in the competition to date with Spurs winning three games and one match drawn.
Tottenham Hotspur were founder members of the Premier League in 1992-93 and are one of seven ever-present clubs in the competition.
West Bromwich Albion were promoted to the Premier League for the 2002-03 season and this is their ninth season.
Spurs won both matches in 2002-03 with goals from Christian Ziege, Robbie Keane and Gus Poyet securing a 3-1 win at the Lane while a brace from Keane and a Teddy Sheringham goal saw Spurs win 3-2 at the Hawthorns.
Both matches in the 2004-05 season ended in 1-1 draws, Jermain Defoe scoring away and Keane scoring at home. The clubs also met in the FA Cup fourth round that season with a 1-1 draw at the Hawthornes followed by a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.
Honours were even in 2005-06 with Albion winning 2-0 at the Hawthorns and Spurs winning 2-1 at the Lane. The 2008-09 season saw similar results with Albion winning 2-0 at the Hawthorns and Spurs winning 1-0 at the Lane.
The 2010-11 game at the Hawthorns in September 2010 resulted in a 1-1 draw. Luka Modric scored Spurs' goal only for Chris Brunt to equalise in the 41st minute. The reverse fixture at the Lane in April 2011 resulted in a 2-2 draw. Peter Odemwingie put West Brom ahead after 5 minutes but goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe put Spurs ahead. Simon Cox scored the late equaliser.
The 2011-12 game at the Hawthorns in November resulted in a 3-1 win for Spurs. Youssouf Mulumbu's header put the Baggies ahead after 10 minutes but Emmanuel Adebayor equalised 15 minutes later and the teams went into the halftime break level at 1-1. Second half goals from Jermain Defoe 9 minutes from time and a second Adebayor goal deep into stoppage time gave Spurs the three points, even if the score was somewhat flattering in a hard-fought match. Jermain Defoe scored a goal in the 63rd minute at White Hart Lane to give Spurs the Double over West Brom.
The 2012-13 fixture in August at White Hart Lane resulted in a 1-1 draw with full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto putting Spurs ahead after 74 minutes with a deflected long range shot before James Morrison scored a 90th minute equaliser for the Baggies. Tottenham beat the Baggies at the Hawthorns in February 2013 with Gareth Bale scoring the winner with a stunning 67th minute goal.
The 2013 Boxing Day game at the Lane ended in a 1-1 draw. Christian Eriksen put Spurs ahead after 36 minutes but Jonas Olsson equalised just two minutes later. The reverse fixture in April 2014 finished 3-3 after the Baggies had gone three goals ahead through Matej Vydra, Chris Brunt & Stephane Sessegnon. Jonas Olsson's own goal before half-time put Spurs back in the game and Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen secured a point.
West Brom won their first game of the 2014-15 season 1-0 at White Hart Lane in September 2014 with a James Morrison goal in the 74th minute.
Overall, matches played between the two clubs are slightly in Tottenham's favour with 57 wins to Albion's 55 and the remaining 32 of the 144 matches played so far ending in draws.
They Played for Spurs & West Brom....
Ossie Ardiles (Spurs player, manager at both clubs)
Vic Buckingham (Spurs player, WBA manager)
Keith Burkinshaw (Manager at both clubs)
Jesse Carver (Spurs coach, WBA manager)
Freddie Cox (also WBA assistant manager & coach)
Wilf Dixon (Spurs asst manager, WBA trainer)
John Gorman (Spurs player & asst manager at both clubs)
Martin Jol (WBA player, Spurs manager)
Tony Parks (Spurs player & goalkeeper coach with both clubs)
Arthur Rowe (Spurs player & manager, WBA chief scout)
Danny Thomas (Spurs player, WBA physio)