Celtic

By Russell Edge

Former Liverpool midfielder and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has said that Tottenham are going to go head-to-head with Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.

City are the current league leaders, having won all but one of their nine matches during the current campaign, sitting five points ahead of both Manchester United in second and Spurs in third.

United failed to keep pace with their local rivals after a disappointing defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday, while Tottenham impressed in their dominant 4-1 victory over Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.

Speaking after the clash with the Reds, Redknapp said that he believes that the title race will come down to Pep Guardiola’s and Mauricio Pochettino’s sides.

He told Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programme (22/10, 15:30): “Tottenham and Man City are going to go head-to-head for the title.

“The players they didn’t have today it had no effect whatsoever. That Tottenham back three is exceptional.”

Spurs have found themselves involved in the top flight title race for each of the last two seasons, although were unable to beat either surprise victors Leicester City or runaway champions Chelsea to the championship.

They have only lost once this season, a home defeat to the Blues, but draws at home to both Burnley and Swansea have seen them fall behind Manchester City already.

Their next match will see them host West Ham at Wembley in the League Cup on Wednesday, before going head-to-head with Manchester United at Old Trafford next Saturday.

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