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Spurs Odyssey Reviews the Premier League Season
for 2016-2017 - Matchday 36

We're having a party!

The end of Spurs' best ever Premier League season is looming. By the time we host Manchester United in our last ever game at the old White Hart Lane stadium, our Premier League season may be settled. If Chelsea win at West Brom tomorrow night (Friday), they will have secured the title, and if Man City fail to beat Leicester on Saturday lunchtime, we will already have secured second place. At this time we only need one point to become Premier League runners-up for the first time and runners-up in the top division for the first time since the 1962-63 season.

Following the heartbreak of our loss last Friday night at The London Stadium (it seems an age ago now), it was a great Sunday for us, as Liverpool were held at home by Southampton, largely thanks to Fraser Forster's save from James Milner's penalty. That was Milner's first penalty miss since 2009. Whilst it is never good to see Arsenal win, the fact they did beat Man United did secure a top three place for us, and guaranteed Champions League group stage football for Spurs for a second successive season. That was a rare competitive win for Wenger against Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho might secure a place in the Europa League final tonight. United are 1-0 up after the first (away) leg and will be clear favourites. Jose has gone on record as saying his best chance of Champions League football for United next season is by winning The Europa League, so I expect we will be seeing a United "team bus", a weakened team, and a back six on Sunday.

Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday night to re-establish a seven point lead, realistically ending our title hopes. Contrary to some comments, we never "bottled" it. We made it a proper title chase with our nine match winning run. We can be very proud of our team.

That defeat for Middlesbrough ensured their relegation, and they join Sunderland in the Championship with just one relegation place to be decided. Two north-east teams go down. One returns, as Newcastle were confirmed as Champions of the second tier on Sunday, whilst Chris Hughton's Brighton will also be in the Premier league (for the first time) next season. Brighton become the 48th team to play in the Premier League. On the other hand Blackburn became the first former Premier League champions to be relegated to the third tier, and they will play League One football next season.

Since losing to Spurs, Arsenal have now won two games 2-0, and still have a chance of making the top four. Liverpool, who are the only one of the four teams still chasing top four, only have two games left, the first of which is away to West Ham. At this stage Jurgen Klopp's team need to win both their games.

We Spurs fans will be celebrating on Sunday. We ARE Champions League! We will be celebrating our heritage; our history, and our home for the last 118 years. We're having a party!

See the spursometer for last week's game. As often happens when the team plays badly, the goalkeeper was deemed our best player. Hugo Lloris beat Victor Wanyama by a whisker.

Premier League Results 05-10.05.17

West Ham    1-0   Spurs
Man City    5-0   C. Palace
B'mouth     2-2   Stoke
Burnley     2-2   West Brom
Hull        0-2   S'derland
Leicester   3-0   Watford
Swansea     1-0   Everton
Liverpool   0-0   S'hampton
Arsenal     2-0   Man Utd
Chelsea     3-0   M'brough
S'hampton   0-2   Arsenal

            Premier League Table

               P  W  D  L   F-A   GD   Pts

 1. Chelsea   35 27  3  5  75-29  46   84 
 2. Spurs     35 23  8  4  71-23  48   77
 3. Liverpool 36 20 10  6  71-42  29   70  
 4. Man City  35 20  9  6  70-37  33   69 
 5. Arsenal   35 20  6  9  68-42  26   66
 6. Man Utd   35 17 14  4  51-27  24   65
 7. Everton   36 16 10 10  60-41  19   58
 8. West Brom 35 12  9 14  41-45  -4   45
 9. Leicester 35 12  7 16  45-54  -9   43
10. S'hampton 35 11  9 15  39-46  -7   42
11. B'mouth   36 11  9 16  52-65 -13   42
12. West Ham  36 11  9 16  45-59 -14   42
13. Stoke     36 10 11 15  39-53 -14   41
14. Burnley   36 11  7 18  37-51 -14   40
15. Watford   35 11  7 17  37-58 -21   40
16. C. Palace 36 11  5 20  46-61 -15   38
17. Swansea   36 10  5 21  41-69 -28   35
18. Hull      36  9  7 20  36-69 -33   34
19. M'brough  36  5 13 18  26-48 -22   28 R
20. S'derland 35  6  6 23  28-60 -32   24 R

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