Tottenham Hotspur picked a good day to bounce back with a win

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One a few days ago, it seemed the season was fading for Tottenham Hotspur; however, a win, coupled with some friendly results, have buoyed Spurs’ chances of finishing in the top four.

After three straight losses in all competitions, including a Premier League defeat to Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur’s hold on fourth place was slipping. However, on Saturday, with a few results going their way, including their own, Tottenham put themselves back in a prime position for finishing fourth and capturing the final Premier League place in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Tottenham took care of business on Saturday afternoon

After playing down to their competition in a loss to Wolverhampton, Tottenham Hotspur was determined not to let it be four straight defeats in all competitions. Although Richardson’s strike past Keylor Neves did not count, the warning shot had been fired, and Spurs were starting to purr.

The end of the game did leave something to be desired, with Spurs conceding a goal and a penalty kick, which could have made the last few minutes hairy, had Fraser Forster not come up with a big save. Nevertheless, the key was that Tottenham got three points against a team they were supposed to get three points against, which has not happened on more than one occasion this season.

With three more points, Tottenham moved up to 48 on the season, just one behind third place Manchester United, although the Red Devils have two games in hand. Suddenly the idea of finishing third is not entirely ludicrous; however, the logjam behind Spurs is something Tottenham needs to keep an eye on, and they received a bit of good fortune on Saturday.