Some Spurs fans love Jan Vertonghen’s witty three-word tweet as Arsenal lose

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur looked to have jeopardised their top four spot this weekend as they lost their cool and dropped points against Bournemouth.

Despite controlling the early chances through Dele Alli and Lucas Moura, Spurs shot themselves in the foot once again as Heung Min Son and Juan Foyth were both issued straight red cards either side of half time.

A nine-man Tottenham almost battled to a point against the Cherries, but an injury-time header from Nathan Ake broke Lilywhite hearts.

This gave Chelsea the chance to leapfrog Spurs today, with the Blues did with aplomb, beating Watford 3-0.

It looked as if it would go down to the last day, with Spurs likely needing a win to secure Champions League football for next season.

However, Manchester United drew 1-1 to Huddersfield in the 14:00 kick off, leaving it mathematically impossible for the Red Devils to catch Spurs in fourth.

Not to be out-bottled, Arsenal then also drew 1-1 to Brighton at home, all but handing a top-four spot to Tottenham.

Only an unlikely change in goal difference would save the Gunners now, something that Jan Vertonghen was very pleased about.

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  1. I think it is worth noting that at the end of every season their is a large group normally consisting of about half or more of the premier league clubs that have nothing to play for over the last month of the season. Sitting mid table Safe from relegation but no chance of challenging for a European spot. These teams are always looked at as lesser versions of themselves because they lack incentive. I think this year we caught a glimpse of the other side of the argument. While it is true that the results will not aide these teams with any further benefit, the fact is they also have absolutely nothing to loose. Brighton and Hove safely home with 36 points in 17th place trailed arsenal deep into the second half but having nothing to loose and playing a suspect arsenal defense they were able to push forward for the equalizer. Man United who was still mathematically alive after spurs loss yesterday to another team dead in the water “Bournemouth” should have been stoked to still have an opportunity to qualify for the sports ultimate competition and also had a lead well into the second half and Huddersfield who has been relegated for over a month was able to open up with nothing to loose an also put the equalizer in at home to put the dagger in United chances of Top 4 prestige. I am saying that next year when we are looking down the schedule to the final group of fixtures, rather than see these lame duck teams as an easy mark with nothing to play for, understand that it also means they have nothing to loose and their is nothing someone or a group of someones with nothing to loose. A theory that i hope Tottenham can use on Wednesday night trailing on the road against a young Ajax squad who are not used to playing from in front and defending a lead. Should be interesting anyway just like the rest of this season has been. It has been a wonderful year for us and it is almost time to relax and reflect on a hard fought season in which we accomplished a bunch of things we havent seen done here in decades. Congratulations Spurs it certainly wasn’t easy or pretty but its hard to argue that it isn’t well deserved. -Coys-


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