Tottenham back in title race after Britannia win, with Leicester out to 1/2
One of the performances of the Premier League season took place on Monday night, with Tottenham Hotspur serving up a masterclass at the Britannia Stadium.
Spurs’ 4-0 win was comprehensive, with Harry Kane and Dele Alli particularly outstanding as has been the case all season and the bookmakers have reacted to the fact that the London side have closed the gap to five points.
With a superior goal difference, the gap is essentially 4.5 points, with Ladbrokes offering 9/5 that Tottenham reel in Leicester City and the Foxes will be missing Jamie Vardy for next Sunday’s clash against Swansea.
“This is our dream, to win the title,” Pochettino said. “Always we try. You must never give up. You can feel every day this season from the beginning was special.
“The most important thing is that the performance we showed was perfect,” said Pochettino. “It was a big signal that we are there waiting and fighting.”
Mark Hughes was equally as impressed, with the Stoke manager holding his hands up and admitting the opposition was too good.
“Sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition,” he added. “They are quick and sharp and have got that edge that chasing major trophies gives you.
“You wouldn’t bet against them catching Leicester.”
Indeed, Vardy looks set to be suspended for the following match at Old Trafford, with bet365 offering up 1/2 about a Leicester title success and it suddenly doesn’t look as cut and dried as it did last week.
Tottenham need to keep winning and Mauricio Pochettino’s side face West Brom on Sunday, with Kane now well clear in the Golden Boot race.
Bet365 offer 1/3 about Kane landing the top scorer prize. He’s now three goals clear of Sergio Aguero despite the Argentine’s hat-trick, with Sky Bet offering 10/3 about the Manchester City forward landing the goods.
Jamie Vardy is now a 14/1 chance with bet365 following his likely two-match suspension and it will be interesting to see how Leicester cope with the absence of their star forward.