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Spurs fans blame lost title on Ryan Mason despite the midfielder playing for just 16 minutes

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There were always going to be winners and losers in Tottenham's rise to the top two. 

The likes of Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, and Danny Rose would make a name for themselves, and even find themselves in the prestigious PFA Team of the Year. 

But then there would be those who fell short of expectations, and found themselves the scapegoats when it all went wrong. 

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Enter Ryan Mason and Twitter's hilarious reaction after he came on for 16 minutes at the end of Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Brom, a result which effectively ended their title hopes. 

The 24-year-old, who has one cap for England, was brought on to replace Eric Dier, who suffered a blow to the head in the lead-up to West Brom's goal. 

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Just to reiterate that Spurs were already drawing when Mason came on.

Night of disappointment 

But fans' disappointment summed up a night of frustration in which Spurs dominated but failed to convert their chances. 

Mauricio Pochettino's side could have had two or three goals in the first half, with Christian Eriksen's free kick shaving the crossbar after Harry Kane's shot had hit the upright. 

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As West Brom found their momentum in the second half, it looked as if they were going to make Spurs pay, and Craig Dawson finally equalised to make up for his own goal in the 33rd minute. 

Under-fire Mason told the London Evening Standard that the mood in the dressing room was bleak after the final whistle. 

"Everyone's gutted, there's not many words being spoken", he said. 

"We let a 1-0 lead slip at home. We're frustrated, angry, and disappointed."

Inside White Hart Lane, Spurs fans applauded their dejected players off the pitch, but it is now hugely unlikely that they will be seeing them lift any silverware at the end of this season. 

What went wrong for Spurs against West Brom? Have your say in the comments. 

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