Tottenham news: Koeman says Premier League title race now between two teams

By Tony Hughes

Ronald Koeman has claimed the Premier League is now a two-horse race.

Leicester’s 1-0 win over Newcastle on Monday night has extended their lead at the top of the table back to five points over closest challengers Tottenham.

Claudio Ranieri’s men are now 11 points clear of third-placed Arsenal and 12 points away from Manchester City in fourth position.

Speaking after Leicester’s victory at the Kingpower Stadium, Koeman told Sky Sports: “It’s now the fight between two teams – Leicester and Tottenham. Before this game it was the fight between four or five. That’s the difference.

“Arsenal and City are out of the title, they can’t win it now.”

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Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher agreed that he cannot see Arsenal or City overhauling Leicester or Tottenham due to the current form of the teams managed by Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini.

“It’s not just the points, it’s how they’re playing, they’re not playing well. If you look at Tottenham and Leicester, they look like title winners with the performances they’re giving.”