Ti­tle bid Po­chet­tino ready to pounce

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - TOTAL FOOTBALL BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE -

Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino has warned Premier League lead­ers Le­ices­ter City that his Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur team are ready to cap­i­talise should they make any mis­takes in the ti­tle run-in.

“We sent a mes­sage we are there, wait­ing and fight­ing,” the man­ager said af­ter yes­ter­day’s re­sound­ing win. “If they fail, we need to stay there. Seven points is a dif­fi­cult gap to re­duce, but we need to be­lieve.” Spurs would not be first side to close a big gap to win the ti­tle:

In 1996 New­cas­tle held a 12-point lead in Jan­uary but Manch­ester United still fin­ished as champions.

In 1998 United were three points clear at the top on April 4 but Arse­nal won the league by a point.

In 2012 United were five points clear on April 15 but ri­vals City won the ti­tle on goal dif­fer­ence.

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