By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Thierry Henry described Tottenham as “frightening” and “brilliant” after they won 2-1 at Manchester City on Sunday.

It was Spurs’ seventh consecutive victory in all competitions and lifted Mauricio Pochettino’s team back to second in the Premier League table.

Harry Kane had put Tottenham ahead in the clash at Etihad Stadium with a penalty after they were awarded a controversial spot-kick.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho equalised shortly afterwards but, just as City started to dominate, Christian Eriksen won the game in the 82nd minute when he clinically dispatched Erik Lamela’s through pass.

Arsenal’s record goalscorer Henry, who watched his former side beat leaders Leicester 2-1 earlier in the day, was hugely impressed by Spurs.

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“It’s frightening a bit, for me,” Henry told Sky Sports. “They were brilliant.They showed to everybody today that they are the real deal. They are the best unit, along with Leicester.”

Tottenham will host bitter rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane on 5 March in a match that could have a major say on the outcome of the title race.