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Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premiership Season
for 2013-2014 - Match 37

It's all over bar the shouting!

Unless you are a Manchester City fan, there is not a lot of excitement to be had on the last day of the Premier League season, as almost all the issues have been resolved in an exciting penultimate week, in which 13 games have been played.

Whilst Liverpool stumbled (again), this time at Selhurst park, where Tony Pulis's Crystal Palace staged a magnificent three goal come-back in the closing stages, Pelligrini's City beat Everton away and Aston Villa 4-0. Villa played a five man back line (we may face that on Sunday), and were resilient for an hour, but finally succumbed. I must admit to enjoying YaYa Toure's added time goal, which came with an energy-sapping, ground-swallowing, defender-proof run finishing with a clinical finish. Such stamina and skill after 90 minutes in pouring rain was astounding.

I even quite like Pelligrini, who has maintained a calm front throughout the season, and remained stoic in the face of abuse from one of the worst managers of the season, Alan Pardew, who somehow manages to retain his job at Newcastle, despite a string of awful results, finally brought to an end with their beating of Cardiff.

City will surely put West Ham to bed (something we can't do) on Sunday, and unless Norwich manage to win and resolve the 17-goal deficit between them and West Brom then they are down too. Oh, hang on, they're at home to Arsenal, so it's bye-bye Delia. Maybe we'll see you and your pies another year. That sacking of Chris Hughton did you no good, did it?

It's a shame to see Fulham go down really. They are a friendly club, and it is one of the more pleasant away trips of the Spurs fans' calendar.

As for Spurs' result at West Ham, I can't add anything to my match report really, but it is one of those matches where we look for a result, but again failed. I already know my headline for the review of the season, and it will be "Looking for a highlight".

We need just one point from Sunday's game against Villa, but I am left wondering just how we could qualify for Europe after such an average season? Maybe it won't happen. I've received many comments following that game, and I am sorry for not finding the space for them this week.

Once again, we are left exalting the magnificent performance of Hugo Lloris, who will (surely) deservedly be presented with the Player of the Season award on Sunday. I'll stay to see that, but don't think I'll be hanging around for the "lap of honour" this time. Lloris certainly wins our award.

See this week's spursometer in full.



Results 03-07.05.14

West Ham   2-0   Spurs
A. Villa   3-1   Hull
Man Utd    0-1   S'derland
Newcastle  3-0   Cardiff
Stoke      4-1   Fulham
Swansea    0-1   S'hampton
Everton    2-3   Man City
Arsenal    1-0   West Brom
Chelsea    0-0   Norwich
C. Palace  3-3   Liverpool
Man Utd    3-1   Hull
Man City   4-0   A. Villa
S'derland  2-0   West Brom

                Barclays Premier League

               P  W  D  L   F-A   GD   Pts

 1. Man City  37 26  5  6 100-37  63   83
 2. Liverpool 37 25  6  6  99-49  50   81  
 3. Chelsea   37 24  7  6  69-26  43   79   
 4. Arsenal   37 23  7  7  66-41  25   76
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 5. Everton   37 20  9  8  59-39  20   69 
 6. Spurs     37 20  6 11  52-51   1   66
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 7. Man Utd   37 19  6 12  63-42  21   63
 8. S'hampton 37 15 10 12  53-45   8   55 
 9. Newcastle 37 15  4 18  42-57 -15   49
10. Stoke     37 12 11 14  43-51  -8   47
11. C. Palace 37 13  5 19  31-46 -15   44
12. West Ham  37 11  7 19  40-49  -9   40
13. Swansea   37 10  9 18  51-53  -2   39
14. S'derland 37 10  8 19  40-57 -17   38
15. A. Villa  37 10  6 19  39-58 -19   38
16. Hull      37 10  7 20  38-51 -13   37
17. West Brom 37  7 15 15  42-57 -15   36
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18. Norwich   37  8  9 20  28-60 -32   33
19. Fulham    37  9  4 24  38-83 -45   31R
20. Cardiff   37  7  9 21  31-72 -41   30R

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