By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham look the complete package from the back to the front of their team, according to a BBC journalist.
BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty was bowled over by the manner of Spurs landmark win over Manchester City on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side convincingly beat the title favourites and league leaders 2-0 at White Hart Lane to deliver a huge statement in the title race.
A Dele Alli strike and an Aleksandar Kolarov own goal enabled Spurs to brush off a second-half controversy in which Erik Lamela missed a penalty after clashing with Heung-Son Min over who should take it.
“If Liverpool are being touted as potential title winners after their fourth successive Premier League win at Swansea City on Saturday, then it is positively insulting to Tottenham not to elevate them to the same bracket after this pulsating performance,” wrote McNulty on the BBC Sport website. “In many respects this was the first time Spurs have fully hit their stride this season, and what a time to do it.
“On days like this the team that pushed Leicester long and hard for last season’s Premier League title look the complete package from back to front.
They have a reliable keeper in Hugo Lloris, strength in defence in the shape of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld allied to the midfield power of Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko plus the creation of Christian Eriksen, Alli and Son.
“This was a big statement.”
Meanwhile, broadcaster and former Spurs striker Gary Lineker revealed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that Tottenham were his “tip for the Premier League title”, although he conceded that it was “a little early to feel smug” about his choice.
Spurs lead although it might still be a little early to feel smug about my tip for the @premierleague title.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 2, 2016
Spurs’ win over City lifted them back to second in the Premier League and enable them to reduce the gap to the pacesetters to a single point.
Pochettino’s youthful team are now the only unbeaten side in the English top flight after accumulating 17 points from their opening seven league matches.
In other Tottenham news, this Spurs duo have been involved in a bust-up.