Morning all and welcome to the start of another week.
Arsenal’s fantastic weekend did joy quote come off as Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United.
We all probably got a little excited when Newcastle went 1-nil up. Not so much excitement as Tottenham hit 5.
The big win for Spurs not only took them above us, but also saw them take the lead in goal difference.
It is going to be tight in the race for the top 4 and it could come down to GD.
Whilst we have dominated games recently, we have not really had a “big win” in 2022.
Victory over Leicester City was the first time this calendar year that we won a league game by more than a single goal.
Meanwhile Tottenham hit 4 against Leeds, 5 against Everton and another 5 against Newcastle yesterday. Those wins have seen them quickly turnover a negative goal difference into a +13.
We are level on points as it stands, with two games in hand.
The goal is to keep winning. And if all goes well the rearranged game at White Hart Lane will not be crucial.
There is a niggling doubt that we will go into the penultimate game of the season 3 points ahead, but with a worse goal difference. It will make it a “winner takes all” game.
The only silver lining of yesterdays result is Newcastle’s capitulation.
Now they are close to safety, their players heads may well turn towards the beach. If that happens, the visit to St James Park is not as daunting.
The same goes for tonight’s game against Crystal Palace and the trip to Southampton.
As these teams have less to play for, the intensity in their play will decrease.
Six wins in the last 10 games should be enough. We will need to win at least two of our tricky aways.
Up the arse.