Spurs implode and Leicester Champions – Perfect night for Newcastle survival hopes
The nightmare of Spurs needing to win last day at Newcastle has now disappeared, with Leicester Champions after Tottenham’s implosion on Monday night.
Spurs needed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to keep their title hopes alive, so when they led 2-0 at half-time it looked as though they were tightening the screw on both Leicester and Newcastle.
However, Cahill pulled one back in the second half and with only eight minutes remaining Hazard scored a brilliant equaliser to level the match and make Leicester City champions.
There were many other positives for Newcastle, with Manchester City having lost on Sunday, a point for Spurs was perfect as it means they are now realistically guaranteed to get either second or third place which gives entry into the group stage of the Champions League.
With two games remaining, Man City are six points behind Spurs and the North London side have a nine goal advantage as well.
As for the final game of the season, as well as Spurs looking to have nothing to play for, they also are set to have a number of players missing.
Dele Alli is already suspended for the game but Dembele looks set to join him. In an incident the officials missed, the Spurs player was caught on TV appearing to gouging Diego Costa’s eye, something which looks sure to give him a ban for violent conduct and miss the last two matches.
In a game played at breathtaking pace, there were also a number if injuries as players went the extra mile.
Danny Rose was forced off with a hamstring problem and then Spurs’ outstanding centre-back Toby Alderweireld was forced off in the final stages – both players looking very likely to be missing both the Southampton and Newcastle games.
Finally, after the final whistle and Spurs’ title hopes smashed, it all kicked off in the tunnel between the two sets of players and it appears inevitable that the FA will be investigating and the potential of more bans to follow.
So congratulations to Leicester City and for once a small thank you to Chelsea, who look as if they have given Newcastle a major boost for that final game against Spurs that could decide the Magpies’ survival hopes. Obviously still a very tough game at St James Park but definitely massive factors now running in Newcastle’s favour.
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