Five things we learned about Tottenham from their win against West Brom

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Tottenham beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday, and here are five things we learned about Spurs.

Hugo Lloris deserve more praise

When it comes to goalkeepers in the Premier League, Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois and Manchester United's David De Gea steal the limelight for their fantastic displays - meaning Hugo Lloris gets forgotten sometimes.

However, the French international deserves to right in the conversation with Courtois and De Gea, having made a string of phenomenal saves to keep West Brom at bay on Saturday.

Christian Eriksen - the Premier League's best free kick taker?

After cracking home a stunning free kick against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesdya night, Eriksen was at it again, this time against West Brom.

Eriksen is now tied at the top for direct free kick goals alongside ex-Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sunderland's Seb Larsson, but his goals in other competitions make the Dane a threat to score from a set piece anywhere on the field now.

Spurs can dominate games

Tottenham won a lot of games narrowly this season, mostly with a 2-1 scoreline - but their display at The Hawthorns showed that they can still dominate teams.

For large parts of the game, Tottenham kept the ball superbly, moving the ball around the field, waiting for openings to appear and giving West Brom no chance of getting back into the game; which will delight manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Mousa Dembele impressing further forward

Belgian Dembele has been a bit-part player this season, and even when he has played, he's been part of the two-man pivot in front of the back four.

Against the Baggies though, he was given the license to push forward and drive at the West Brom defence, and played a good pass into Harry Kane for the second goal. Dembele has always been better going forward, and Pochettino needs to continue this utilisation of the former Fulham man.

Tottenham's success this season will hinge on three players

Spurs were slammed for relying too much on Gareth Bale in the 2012/13 season, and whilst we're not at those levels yet, it's clear that Pochettino's side rely heavily on three players.

The star performers against the Baggies were goalkeeper Lloris, playmaker Eriksen and striker Kane, with all three again proving their importance to the team. If Spurs are to go far in the Europa League, challenge for a top four place in the Premier League and win the Capital One Cup, they'll need all three to continue their fine form.

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