By Amir Mir
Martin Keown has stated Tottenham’s title challenge is “slipping away” after they recorded a third consecutive league draw at home to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs have registered a league high of five draws this term, including the last three games, but remain the only unbeaten side in England’s top tier this season.
Striker Vincent Janssen converted a debatable penalty in the first-half, before Leicester striker Ahmed Musa scored after half-time to give the visitors a deserved point at White Hart Lane.
Former Arsenal defender Keown explained why he thinks the draw against the Premier League champions on Saturday has damaged their title credentials.
“I think that’s three draws on the trot and they are slipping away,” Keown told the BBC Final Score programme, as quoted by Inside Futbol. “It’s only three points behind and in fourth position, but Pochettino will want more because they were so close last year.
“That would have been a chance to get rid of all that disappointment – let’s beat Leicester for a change.
“You have to match your immediate opponents’ results and when you are playing at home it’s points that are being thrown away at the moment.”
The north London club are fifth in the league table with 20 points from their ten games, after five wins and five draws this season.
They are three points off league leaders Manchester City, with only goal difference separating the top three sides in the table.
Spurs will now host German outfit Bayern Leverkusen in a Champions League group game at Wembley on Wednesday night, before travelling to the Emirates to take on rivals Arsenal.
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