However, it was a disappointing night all round for Tottenham, who realistically had to win to stay in contention with the leaders. Now Claudio Ranieri’s med can clinch the title if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, striker Harry Kane, one of three Tottenham players to hit the woodwork at they looked to add to Dawson’s own-goal opener, is refusing to give up until it is mathematically impossible.
“It has not gone,” he said. “We need to keep fighting. We felt we needed to win this game so we are disappointed. We had enough chances in the first half to put it to bed. But we weren’t good enough in the second half.
“We felt we could easily have won the game if we played in the second half like we did the first. It is football. All we can do is keep fighting.
“We have Chelsea next. Hopefully Manchester United can do us a favour.” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said of his side’s spirited performance: “I just want Leicester to win it. No disrespect to Tottenham, but it is such a wonderful story. It can’t happen anywhere else but in this country.”