“Nine points is a great start for us”

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Tottenham Hotspur made it three wins out of three after a 2-1 derby victory at West Ham United.

Carlton Cole but the home site in the lead, but goals from former Hammer Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon keep Harry Redknapp’s side at the top of the Premier League.

“Nine points is a great start for us,” Redknapp said. “But I wouldn’t even compare ourselves to the ’61 or ’62 team. That was an amazing football team.

“They had Bill Nicholson as manager, Dave Mackay and Danny Blanchflower playing for them. Dave Mackay was like three men, not one.

“We’ve got some good players, but they had a great team and were fantastic. That was a special time in the club’s history, a long time ago. If we are anywhere as good as them, we’ll be OK.”

He continued: “Who knows what we can achieve? I’m not saying we’ll finish in the top four, but we have good quality and we’ll give it a go.

“It could be open this year. Manchester City will certainly be pushing to be a top-four team, and there’s no reason we can’t push.

“We’ve won two away games already this year. If our home form stands up, we’ll be right up there.”

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