The striker was not expected to be fit to return to action until the North Londoners’ trip to Manchester City on Sunday.
Whatever the reason Kane started today, it proved to be the right call as the England captain inspired Tottenham to their first Premier League win in four by netting the opener after the break.
His partner in crime Son Heung-min added the second soon after as Spurs ended a run of three successive top-flight defeats for the first time in just over eight years.
Sadly for the Baggies, it seems like there will not be a happy ending in their Race to avoid relegation back to the Championship.
The visitors did have the first sight of goal, though, when Mbaye Diagne headed over Conor Townsend’s cross in the ninth minute.
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But Spurs had their keeper Lloris for going into the break level as he saved Diagne’s header right on the line following a good cross from Robert Snodgrass who looked offside.