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Tottenham still fighting for the title - Pochettino

Tottenham still fighting for the title - Pochettino”

Mauricio Pochettino's men then converted their second-half dominance into the opening goal. "We came out with four at the back in a 4-2-3-1".

Nine points now separate Tottenham and fifth-placed Manchester United, though both they and Arsenal in sixth have a game in hand over Mauricio Pochettino's team, and it is those margins, rather than the one to Chelsea, that was at the forefront of Lloris' mind following the 2-0 win at Burnley.

It meant that what had increasingly been presumed to be a straightforward voyage for the Blues towards regaining the title had hit the most unlikely of road blocks.

With Harry Kane on his way back from injury, Spurs will be hoping to keep chipping away at Chelsea's lead, with Pochettino so far coping well without his star striker.

Leicester, meanwhile, were indebted to Wilfried Ndidi's first Premier League goal - an outstanding long-range strike in the 25th minute - as the champions won 2-0 at home to Stoke, extending new manager Craig Shakespeare's 100 per cent record to four matches.

"It's now seven points, it's completely different to 10", he said. "We are there fighting for the Premier League, to be as high as possible".

"I'm very proud because it was a really tough game for us", Pochettino told BBC Sport.

"There's still a lot of work to do".

A low cross from in-form youngster Dele Alli then saw South Korea global Son Heung-Min confirm all three points with his 15th goal of the season in all competitions.

With Chelsea on Wednesday next facing Manchester City, who now lie fourth on 57 points and who first face Arsenal on Sunday, the Blues' defeat gives a markedly different feel to the title race. What looked like a certain three points for the league leaders ended up in a 2-1 defeat.

"It was a really tough game for us, a really hard game to play".

'For you, it's a good result, ' Conte said with a smile in his post-match press conference.

An already depleted Spurs were forced into two substitutions shortly before half-time with Wanyama and Winks going off injured, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko coming on. Tottenham: Hugo Lloris: 6, Kieran Trippier: 6, Toby Alderweireld: 7, Jan Vertonghen: 7, Ben Davies: 6, Victor Wanyama: 5, Eric Dier: 8, Harry Winks: 5, Dele Alli: 7, Christian Eriksen: 7, Vincent Janssen: 5.

The exact extent of his injury remains unclear but there was much more concern for Winks who had to be stretchered off the field with an oxygen mask.



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