HEAD-TO-HEAD: Morrison v Eriksen - Did Spurs or West Brom star shine brightest?

Christian Eriksen

West Bromwich Albion beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Sunday, so how did goal-scorer James Morrison compare with Christian Eriksen?

Morrison V Eriksen

James Morrison was the match-winner when West Bromwich Albion faced Tottenhan Hotspur on Sunday.

The Scottish midfielder scored the only goal of the game with just 16 minutes of normal-time remaining, to ensure Alan Irvine oversaw his first win of the season and the Baggies beat Spurs away for the first time in 30 years.

But how did Morrison compare to Tottenham’s creative catalyst Christian Eriksen?

The West Brom star obviously made the most vital contribution by grabbing the match-winning goal, but he also made twice as many key passes as Eriksen and had twice as many scoring attempts.

Morrison also saw both his shots hit the target, while the Tottenham man failed to force Ben Foster into a save.

The Baggies player’s pass accuracy was also considerably better than the Danish international’s – 89 per cent compared with 75 per cent.

But the Tottenham play-maker made eight more forward passes than Morrison while both men had two dribbles apiece.

In short, Morrison shone while Eriksen failed to inspire his team to a much-needed victory. With the home side managing just one shot on target in the entire match, that is something they will need to improve quickly.

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