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Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premier League Season
for 2016-2017 - Matchday 27

Spurs' home run needs to be extended!

Spurs' 3-2 win on Sunday was a club record 9th consecutive home win in the Premier League, beating the 8 successive home wins achieved between March and August 2009, but is it a Football League record for the club?

I can tell you that the Double side didn't reach that figure. They did of course start the 1960-61 season with 11 consecutive wins at home and away, and also won their last two games of the 1959-60 season, but when Manchester City took a point off us at The Lane in October 1960 they ended that run which also included 6 consecutive home wins including the last game of '59-'60.

Almost 100 years ago in the 1919-20 season, Peter McWilliam's side won their first 12 home games. They also won a home FA Cup game before Blackpool left White Hart Lane with a point in February 1920. The only other team to take a point of us at The Lane that season was Birmingham, as Spurs won promotion from Division Two with 70 points. They had won 19 and drawn just 2 of their 21 home games!

McWilliam's team had a run of 9 consecutive home wins between December 1920 and March 1921, and had an 11 game run in 1921-22. The figure of 12 seems to be the one to beat for the current Spurs side. Arthur Rowe's promotion side of 1949-50 had a run of 9 consecutive home wins, as did the title-winning side the following season. Bill Nicholson's Spurs also had a 9-match run between April and October, 1964.

So, Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs need to win their next three home Premier League games (Southampton, Watford, Bournemouth) to match that 12 match run of Peter McWilliams' side, and then they would beat that record by beating Arsenal on April 30th! That would be something to relish, wouldn't it? See a later review for Matchday 29 for the latest information regarding consecutive home wins.

Thanks to Declan Mulcahy for pointing the way to finding some of this information.

Speaking of Arsenal, there have been some memorable Champions League results this week, and Spurs fans had a lot of joy at the expense of their rivals after Bayern Munich's 5-1 win on Tuesday at The Emirates and a 10-2 aggregate. History was made last night when Barcelona made the biggest Champions League come-back ever, overcoming a 4-0 first leg deficit to win 6-1 at home and 6-5 on aggregate with three goals in the last seven minutes of the game which included five minutes added time.

However, this review is about the Premier League and a more important result for Spurs was last night's 0-0 home draw for Man City against Stoke. That kept City below us on goal difference, and keeps us in second place and in pole position to stay there!

Two-goal Harry Kane was, of course, your man of the match against Everton, andd he now leads the Premier League goal-scorers' list.

Spurs total of 56 points after 27 Premier League games is a new record at this stage of an EPL season. We are on target to beat our previous club record of 72 points for a season.

See this week's spursometer in full.



Premier League results 04-08.03.17

Man Utd     1-1   B'mouth
Leicester   3-1   Hull
Stoke       2-0   M'brough
Swansea     3-2   Burnley
Watford     3-4   S'hampton
West Brom   0-2   C. Palace
Liverpool   3-1   Arsenal
Spurs       3-2   Everton
S'derand    0-2   Man City
West Ham    1-2   Chelsea
Man City    0-0   Stoke

            Premier League Table

               P  W  D  L   F-A   GD   Pts

 1. Chelsea   27 21  3  3  57-20  37   66 
 2. Spurs     27 16  8  3  53-20  33   56
 3. Man City  27 17  5  5  53-29  24   56
 4. Liverpool 27 15  7  5  58-34  24   52  
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 5. Arsenal   26 15  5  6  55-31  24   50
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 6. Man Utd   26 13 10  3  39-22  17   49
 7. Everton   27 12  8  7  44-30  14   44
 8. West Brom 27 11  7  9  36-34   2   40
 9. Stoke     28  9  9 10  32-40  -8   36
10. S'hampton 26  9  6 11  32-34  -2   33
11. West Ham  27  9  6 12  36-46 -10   33
12. Burnley   27  9  4 14  30-40 -10   31
13. Watford   27  8  7 12  33-47 -14   31
14. B'mouth   27  7  6 14  37-52 -15   27 
15. Leicester 27  7  6 14  30-45 -15   27
16. Swansea   27  8  3 16  35-59 -24   27
17. C. Palace 27  7  4 16  35-46 -11   25
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18. M'brough  27  4 10 13  19-30 -11   22
19. Hull      27  5  6 16  24-53 -29   21
20. S'derland 27  5  4 18  24-50 -26   19

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