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Tottenham have had an exceptional season to this point, and they find themselves in fourth place on 23 points. While it seems unlikely they'll catch Manchester City for the top spot, they are within three points of Manchester United for second place.
Mauricio Pochettino's boys have a chance to climb even higher in the table on Saturday when they host West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium.
Last week's 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates in the north London derby stings more than any other loss they've incurred this season. The Lillywhites, however, responded in the best way possible, bouncing back with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek to win Group H and advance to the knockout round of the Champions League.
Spurs (7-2-3) fell behind on 31 minutes thanks to a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but rallied behind second-half strikes from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.
"Winning always makes us happy. It was a difficult game but we deserved it," Son said. "We had to fight. We were 1-0 down but we showed our mentality and we deserved to win this game."
"We felt we could have played better in the first half, especially with the ball. To come out in the second half and turn it around as we did in such a tough place is a good achievement and to finish top - it's a proud night," Kane added. "We can enjoy it and go into the last group game and play our football."
The challenge now will be to avoid a letdown game against a struggling and potentially desperate West Brom team.
Tottenham have lost only one of their last 15 Premier League meetings with West Bromwich Albion (6-8-1), though the Baggies have lost only one of their last five away meetings with Spurs.
For West Brom (2-4-6), their current 10-match winless run in league play is approaching season-destroying magnitude, as it has cost now-former head coach Tony Pulis his job.
Updated November 23, 2017