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Spurs Being Level On Points With United? That’s Something Different

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Well who would have thought it, Spurs being level on points with us after 20 games and only three behind Manchester City at the top of the league.

That’s not something that too many Manchester United fans or even drunk Spurs fans would have expected at the start of the season.


You may not like him but Harry Redknapp certainly has to be commended on the job he’s done at Spurs. After all when you consider they lost their first two games of the season ironically against United and City (after their opening day game was postponed), few can really say that Spurs don’t deserve to be where they are in the table.

Yes it can be argued that both Manchester clubs and Spurs’ traditional London rivals in Arsenal and Chelsea have dropped silly points this year but Spurs have kicked on this season and given the way they’ve played it would be a shame come the end of the season if they do not finish in the top four.

Of course though in football as the saying goes, you only get what you deserve but certainly Spurs are winning critics over and for now everything’s hunky-dory in the lane. Gareth Bale’s injury-free and is unplayable. Brad Friedel in goal’s looking solid, Luka Modric is pulling the strings in midfield and up top Emmanuel Adebayor looks motivated.

However the great question facing Spurs is how long can their current form last and what will happen once they lose a game or two. Will they be able to bounce back into form and grind out results when not playing well when the great teams of the last 15-20 years like United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have done so well in the past.

January 22nd will prove a pivotal date for Spurs. Should they go to the Etihad Stadium and get at least a point, it will only give their players more self-belief that they can go onto secure Champions League football for 2012/13, which was Redknapp’s target at the start of the season.

Then the hard work will start for Spurs as they will face Arsenal and Liverpool away as well as facing United at home in the space of five weeks. Now Spurs will be under immense pressure to win those games and it’s easier for a side used to challenging to win games rather than one attempting to stay at the top after a great start.

As for United all we can do is keep winning our games and after the indifferent start to the New Year, United have to get back to winning ways in the league and go on a run. If we fail to do that then in all honesty we would not deserve to retain the title. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

By Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87