Pundit tips Tottenham Hotspur to battle Manchester City for title

In the last couple of months, the Premier League title race looked as though it contained to contenders – Manchester City and Manchester United.

Before last weekend, both teams were unbeaten, but now the tide has turned, or at least it has for Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.

The former midfielder thinks that Tottenham Hotspur, who finished second to Chelsea last season, will be fighting it out with Man City come May.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team impressed when they held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League last week, and the players showed their quality again when they thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

Harry Kane opened the scoring and then later rounded off his team’s fourth in the second half, while Son Heung-min and Dele Alli also got on the scoresheet as Spurs exploited Liverpool’s defensive frailties.

Redknapp, who was part of Sky’s live coverage of the game, thinks that the performance from Pochettino’s men shows that they are genuine title contenders.

As it stands, Tottenham are third, five points adrift of leaders City after winning six, drawing two and losing one.

Redknapp told Sky Sports:

“Tottenham and Man City are going to go head-to-head for the title. The [injured] players they didn’t have today it had no effect whatsoever. That Tottenham back three is exceptional.”