Two pundits and one presenter predict bad news for Spurs in top four race

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Simon Jordan and Jamie O’Hara have both backed Manchester United to pip Tottenham Hotspur to fourth spot.

The race for Champions League qualification has undergone plenty of twists and turns over recent months. The latest one came this weekend as Spurs fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Brighton on the back of four consecutive Premier League wins.

Meanwhile, Arsenal fell to their third successive loss as they were turned over 1-0 by Southampton and United took full advantage of the two North London club’s failings by defeating Norwich, courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

That means the Red Devils now sit just three points behind Antonio Conte’s men in fourth place, with six games left in the campaign.

O’Hara labelled both Spurs and Arsenal a ‘shambles’ following their performances over the weekend.

The former Tottenham midfielder told talkSPORT: “What are we doing?! What are Spurs doing? What are Arsenal doing? We’re both a shambles!

“Does anyone want top four? I feel like this happens every season. The worst thing that’s going to happen is that Man United are going to get fourth!”

Laura Woods responded: “It’s like we’re holding the door open and saying, ‘You go; ‘No, you go!’ And then Man United will just say, ‘Oh, go on then!'”.

Jordan labelled all three clubs battling for fourth place as ‘mediocre’ and insisted that Spurs have it within them to crumble, citing their first-half performance at Villa Park two weeks ago.

The former Crystal Palace owner said: “We’ve got a real race for the fourth spot between three mediocre sides.

“I think on the balance of probability, and I can’t believe I’m going to say this, I’m still going to make my case for Manchester United.

“It’s wide open again. Despite the fact they are c**p and the club’s in disarray, I can see a script where Tottenham can implode because they’re capable of it.

“The 4-0 against Aston Villa, as compelling as it was, wasn’t really a final victory because Villa were very much in that game.”

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Man Utd look a much bigger threat to Spurs’ hopes of getting fourth than Arsenal do but both those clubs have a much harder run-in than we do.

So, I would say that we still hold the advantage but the team needs to respond against Brentford following their poor showing against Brighton.

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