Arsenal legend Ian Wright gives verdict on Tottenham’s title credentials

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has conceded Tottenham are contenders for the title this season following their 2-0 win over Man City on Saturday.

Spurs made a big statement in this year's Premier League title race as they leapfrogged Leicester and Chelsea to take up top spot thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Giovani Lo Celso.

Jose Mourinho delivered a tactical masterclass to record back-to-back victories over old rival Pep Guardiola for the first time in his career.

The manner of Tottenham's win was particularly impressive, as they defended diligently inside their own half to stifle City's attack before catching them quickly on the break.

And Wright feels Arsenal's close rivals must now be considered serious challengers for the title.

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Asked whether Spurs have a chance of winning the trophy this season, Wright said on BBC's Match of the Day: "Yeah, looking at that, especially if teams are going to give them that much space, they are going to hurt people."

Spurs had the lead as early as the fifth minute when Tanguy Ndombele set Son free with a delicate chip over the top, which his teammate duly finished through Ederson's legs.

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Harry Kane then almost doubled Spurs' advantage immediately, sidefooting home Son's squared pass only to be denied by the offside flag.

City pegged the hosts back in search of an equaliser and too had the ball in the back of the net via Aymeric Laporte, but the defender's goal was chalked off by VAR for a handball in the build-up.

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They pressed forward in numbers in the second half but struggled to break Tottenham down, before Lo Celso raced onto Kane's pass to fire low into the far corner and seal the victory.

Wright's co-pundit, Alan Shearer, was also full of praise for Tottenham's display.

“Spurs were tactically brilliant,” Shearer said. "They were deadly on the counter-attack, defended superbly well and were very well organised. With those two world class forwards, they looked very, very impressive."

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