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8th May, 2017 | 9:57pm

'I'm not giving up hope' - Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Chelsea win v Middlesbrough

By Harvey Byrne

Chelsea earned a comfortable 3-0 win against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening – and Tottenham fans have given a mixed reaction on Twitter.

Spurs had been keeping the pace with leaders Chelsea in the second half of the campaign and were on a stunning run of nine consecutive league wins.

However, a 1-0 defeat against West Ham at the London Stadium on Friday evening brought a crashing end to that run, while Chelsea’s Monday victory has now put them  seven points clear with just three matches to play.

But, some fans on social media are refusing to give up on their hopes on winning the Premier League title before it becomes mathematically impossible.

Meanwhile, others were still keen to point out that it was a good season for Tottenham despite it now looking unlikely they will walk away with the title.

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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Tottenham last claimed a league title in 1961 under Bill Nicholson, while they were also considered last season’s champions Leicester’s main contenders until a disastrous run saw them finish the campaign in third place.

But, there have been encouraging signs under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino since his appointment in the summer of 2014 and the club will be hoping to take one step further next season.

In other Tottenham news, Dermot Gallagher has given his verdict on this incident during Spurs’ defeat against West Ham.

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