Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Result Won't Decide Title Insists Tottenham Boss

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Result Won't Decide Title Insists Tottenham Boss

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MAURICIO Pochettino insists Tottenham's crunch clash at City will be important to the title race... but not decisive.

Spurs come to Manchester knowing victory would pull them four points clear of the Blues.

It could prove a pivotal weekend with third-placed Arsenal, level with Tottenham on goal difference, hosting Leicester tomorrow too.

"To improve our position you need to win games. But it's not decisive," Pochettino said.

"This game is very important but it's not the last game.

"They know and we know we are in a position where there are 13 games ahead, but after the next game it is 12 and we are going into the more important period in the league."

Tottenham will take confidence from their 4-1 thrashing of City at White Hart Lane in September but they have struggled at the Etihad Stadium in recent meetings. …

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