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Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premier League Season
for 2017-2018 - Matchday 30

Son stealing the limelight!

The ever smiling Son Heung-min has been stealing the limelight from Harry Kane for the last four Spurs games, in which he has scored 7 goals and won the Spurs Odyssey man of the match vote for the last three games. He has scored 8.4 out of 10 in both the Huddersfield and Bournemouth games, after scoring twice in each game.

Spurs proved they can cope without Harry Kane after he left the field only half an hour into Sunday's game, and it is a fact that while Son has been scoring in each of our last four games, Harry has drawn blanks in the three games he played. (He didn't play in the 6-1 cup win over Rochdale). The big question is not about the FA Cup quarter-final next Saturday at Swansea, but our next Premier League game at Chelsea, likely to be on April 1st - assuming Chelsea fail to conquer Barcelona in Spain. We're still waiting for a formal update on Kane's injury.

I am sure we can look forward to more Son shine in the weeks to come!

Declan Mulcahy informed me that this was the 11th Premier League game this season where Spurs conceded the first goal but the first time they won the game. They lost five: Arsenal (a), Chelsea (h), Leicester City (a), Manchester City (a) and Manchester United (a). The other five were drawn: Liverpool (a), Southampton (a), Watford (a), West Bromwich Albion (h) and West Ham United (h).

Mauricio Pochettino has now equalled Harry Redknapp's record as the Longest Serving Spurs Manager in the Premier League Era (144 matches).

Whilst Manchester City were forging their way to the Premier League title which has been theirs for ages with a 2-0 win at Stoke, Southampton's Mauricio Pellegrino became the ninth Premier League manager so far this season to lose his job. That's a long list:-

Southampton: Mauricio Pellegrino ? Mar 12
Watford: Marco Silva - Javia Garcia Jan 21
Stoke: Mark Hughes - Paul Lambert Jan 6
Swansea: Paul Clement - Carlos Carvalhal Dec 20
West Brom: Tony Pulis - Alan Pardew Nov 20
West Ham: Slaven Bilic - David Moyes Nov 6
Everton: Ronald Koeman - Sam Allardyce Oct 23
Leicester City: Craig Shakespeare - Claude Puel Oct 17
Crystal Palace: Frank de Boer - Roy Hodgson Sep 11

Could Alan Pardew be number 10? West Brom certainly look doomed, but there is a lot of mileage in the relegation battle yet.

West Ham made the news for all the wrong reasons this week, with pitch invasions, and threats and intimidation towards the board, two of whom felt it necessary to leave to quell the unrest. Children received shelter on the Burnley bench for goodness sake. In the week when Spurs have announced season ticket prices at their new stadium (yes, they are expensive), Daniel Levy has certainly been proved right regarding the unsuitability of the former Olympic Stadium as a football venue. We're all glad to be staying at our original and spiritual home, but just have to find the pennies!

See the spursometer in full.

Did you know? - When Spurs drew 2-2 at Anfield in April 2005 and Erik Edman scored his wonder goal Mauricio Pellegrino was in the Liverpool side? Rafa Benitez was the Liverpool manager, and of course he is the manager of Newcastle who beat Southampton this weekend in Pellegrino's last game as "Saints"' manager. Pellegrino's stay at Liverpool was a short one, between January and May 2005. He also worked with Benitez as a coach at Liverpool and Inter Milan.



Results 10-12.03.18

Man Utd    2-1   Liverpool
Everton    2-0   Brighton
Hds'field  0-0   Swansea
Newcastle  3-0   S'hampton
West Brom  1-4   Leicester
West Ham   0-3   Burnley
Chelsea    2-1   C. Palace
Arsenal    3-0   Watford
B'mouth    1-4   Spurs
Stoke      0-2   Man City

      Premier League Table - 2017-18

               P  W  D  L   F-A   GD   Pts

 1. Man City  30 26  3  1  85-20  65   81
 2. Man Utd   30 20  5  5  58-23  35   65
 3. Spurs     30 18  7  5  59-25  34   61
 4. Liverpool 30 17  9  4  68-34  34   60
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 5. Chelsea   30 17  5  8  52-27  25   56
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 6. Arsenal   30 14  6 10  55-41  14   48
 7. Burnley   30 11 10  9  27-26   1   43
 8. Leicester 30 10 10 10  45-43   2   40
 9. Everton   30 10  7 13  34-48 -14   37
10. Watford   30 10  6 14  39-50 -11   36
11. Brighton  30  8 10 12  28-40 -12   34
12. B'mouth   30  8  9 13  35-48 -13   33
13. Newcastle 30  8  8 14  30-40 -10   32
14. Swansea   30  8  7 15  25-42 -17   31
15. H'dsfield 30  8  7 15  25-50 -25   31
16. West Ham  30  7  9 14  36-57 -21   30
17. S'hampton 30  5 13 12  29-44 -15   28
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18. C. Palace 30  6  9 15  28-48 -20   27
19. Stoke     30  6  9 15  28-56 -28   27
20. West Brom 30  3 11 16  23-47 -24   20

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