Ian Wright gives his verdict on Tottenham title chances
By Harvey Byrne
Ian Wright has stated that Tottenham have laid down a title marker following their victory over Manchester City on Sunday.
Spurs secured the three points at White Hart Lane with help from an own goal from City defender Aleksandar Kolarov before Dele Alli calmly slotted past Claudio Bravo.
Wright, who played as a striker for fierce rivals Arsenal believes that Tottenham have now put down a claim to win the Premier League.
“I think you have to say it’s City that they’ve beaten there,” said Wright on Sunday’s Match of the Day 2 programme.
“Like I said, City had a couple of chances, but yeah, you have to say they’re putting down a marker.”
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Sunday’s victory saw Tottenham remain in second place, but they now sit just one point behind Pep Guardiola’s league leaders.
They will face Tony Pulis’ West Brom side in the league after the international break, who are currently in ninth place.
The midlands outfit have proved difficult opponents for Spurs in recent times and in the last campaign the two team’s battled to two 1-1 draws.
Former Spurs attacker Nacer Chadli will also have a point to prove and he has scored three goals in his first four appearances following his summer move.
In other Tottenham news, Jermaine Jenas labelled Spurs midfielder Victor Wanyama as “immense”.