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Monday, 5 December 2016

One win away from Man City and Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur made ground in the race for a top four slot with a commanding victory over Swansea at White Hart Lane, while rivals Liverpool and Manchester City suffered defeats. The weekend left Spurs three points adrift of the pair and 4 points behind Arsenal.

Spurs took the lead through a Harry Kane penalty after referee John Moss adjudged Dele Alli to have been fouled, which was a little harsh on Kyle Naughton, but we see these given regularly.

Pochettino will have been pleased to see his team add to the scoreline before half-time with Heung Min-Son lashing home a superb first-time hook volley giving ex-Arsenal keeper Fabianski no chance. 

Son was once again involved shortly after the re-start. Kane started the move with a first-time ball to Eriksen, who played a first-time ball to dele Alli, who played a first-time ball into the path of the onrushing South Korean. When he turned back inside Kane was rushing forward and Son selflessly left the ball for Harry Kane to easily tuck home.

Swansea were woeful and their defending continued along those lines to allow Dele Alli a shot at goal which Fabianski saved. Unfortunately for Swansea, it looped up in the air into the path of a waiting Christain Eriksen who bundled the ball home from a yard.

tEriksen completed the five-goal rout with a fantastic finish following a drag back from substitute Moussa Sissoko which helped quieten supporters following the defeat to Chelsea.

We remain in 5th, but are now just one win away from the two sides above us and Manchester City only have a one goal better goal difference. They are without Sergio Aguero who picked up a four-game ban and Fernandinho who picked up a three-game ban so they could drop more points in the coming weeks, after their easy start to the season and the over reaction of our sheep mentality media.

Premier League Table

  1. Chelsea 34 pts GD +21
  2. Arsenal 31 pts GD +19
  3. Liverpool 30 pts GD +17
  4. Man City 30 pts GD +15
  5. Spurs 27 pts GD +14
  6. Man Utd 21 pts GD +3


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