Tottenham handed huge boost as rival drops out of top four race

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have shot themselves in the foot again this weekend by losing to Bournemouth, but they may have just been handed a top-four lifeline.

Spurs were in control of their match at the Vitality Stadium before Heung Min Son and Juan Foyth were each shown straight red cards either side of half time.

A nine-man Spurs tried desperately to hold onto a point, but an injury time Nathan Ake header clutched all three points for the Cherries.

Chelsea were then able to overtake Spurs into third with a comfortable win over Watford today, but Manchester United struggled away to Huddersfield.

The Red Devils went 1-0 up, but failed to hang on, and ended up drawing the match 1-1.

This gained point puts Man United on 66 in total, four behind Tottenham in fourth, mathematically ruling Solskjaer’s side out of the top four race.

It is now a straight fight between Chelsea, Spurs, and Arsenal, although Tottenham could be handed yet another lifeline if the Gunners lose or draw to Brighton later today.

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  1. Despite our best efforts to gift our top 4 spot to Arsenal or Man United, both teams again today proved they are not worthy or Champions League Competition. While Spurs are obviously struggling to limp across the line, they have been decimated with injuries all season long and are particularly short handed at a bad time to be so and those that are healthy have been worked far more than at any point in their careers and it shows. Arsenal and Man United both had a chance today to make the final day interesting, and both held leads well into the second half against sides that are either relegated or in Brighton’s case fortunate that 40 points weren’t needed to avoid it having only accumulated 36 with the point today. They do not have the same injuy problem and Man United have been eliminated from all cup competitions for the last 3 weeks giving them plenty of rest yet they got more spursy then spurs themselves. Honestly I think the best 4 teams this year are right where they deserve to be and im not sure that either Man united or Arsenal have the quality in their squads to get out of the group stages. Both of these teams need to do some serious rebuilding. If you have games against number 19 and 16 placed teams and a spot in the most prestigious tournament in club football on the line and relinquish a 1 goal lead they do not deserve to be there anyway. I also hope this will take some pressure off of your boys and allow them to play more freely on Wednesday knowing that they no longer need to be concerned about getting a result on Saturday. It’s nice when the soccer God’s send you a gift which is exactly what they did with the two seperate 1-1 draws that allow us to open the game up a bit on Wednesday and give it our best effort to reach the finals after a very long a gruelling season. Well done boys one more obstacle left. Ajax on Wednesday and I truly think after the let down yesterday this is just the lift the team needed to motivate them on to victory in amsterdam. My how emotions change in just 24 hours. -Coys-


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