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Brilliant Spurs bring ‘dead rubber’ to life

Leicester City 1-6 Tottenham Hotspur
This, the 13th Premier League matchday in 18 May days, was effectively another dead rubber. But, while the league has failed to deliver the close title race the television schedulers were hoping for, no blame can be attached to Tottenham.

Spurs have won 12 of their past 13 league games and have been kept at bay only by the remarkable resilience of Chelsea, who ensured it has been a case of ‘nearly’ for Pochettino and his players for the second season in a row.
Son Hung-min
Son Heung-min has now scored 20 goals for Tottenham in all competitions this season

Third last season despite being Leicester’s closest challengers for most of the campaign – or, as the home fans enjoyed chanting in the opening stages, “third in a two-horse race” – Spurs have gone one better this time. Much better, in fact.

This dominant win took them past Leicester’s title-winning haul of 81 points, and they have enough on the board to have won the Premier League on eight previous occasions – with a game still to come.

Son’s superb strikes mean that – for the first time in the club’s history – they have three players who have scored 20 goals in a season, and took them beyond 75 league goals for the first time since 1984-85.

Add in the division’s meanest defence – Hugo Lloris’ mistake for Chilwell’s goal notwithstanding – and it is no surprise Pochettino has committed his future to the club.

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