Foster reflects on last-gasp triumph over Tottenham

BEN Foster celebrated a "nail-biting finish" against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday which kept alive Albion's survival hopes.

The Baggies needed all three points against high-flying Spurs although, despite a spirited and battling performance, the encounter remained goalless heading into injury time.

Yet a raucous Hawthorns was sent into delirious raptures as Jake Livermore poked the ball home from close range in the second minute of added time to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory.

"It was a nail-biting finish," said Albion keeper Foster, speaking post-match.

"We saw five minutes injury time go up at the end and we were pretty thankful for it but, after we scored inside two minutes, I was hoping there was only two or three minutes to be played!

"Fair play to the lads, it was a battle, it was never going to be a pretty one. We had to make it as tough as possible because Tottenham are full of quality.

"We knew that if we get a set-piece or something like that then we've got to take it.

"And thankfully we managed to do that in the last kicks of the game."

Albion were indebted to Foster for a superb save to deny Spurs striker Harry Kane on the half-hour mark.

Following his stunning reflex stop at St James' Park last weekend, it was yet another impressive save from the Baggies No.1 to keep a crucial clean sheet.

"The one in the first half, you just spread yourself and hope it hits you, thankfully I've got a big head and it hit the top of it," Foster joked.

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