Tottenham tipped for Premier League title amid Erling Haaland and Man City claim


Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull has claimed that Ange Postecoglou can lead Tottenham to their first Premier League title in a 'free-for-all' title race this season.

Spurs have gone into the second international break of the season at the top of the Premier League, a spot they've not finished a weekend in for the past 26 months. Mickey van de Ven's second-half goal in their 1-0 win over Luton Town meant they leapfrogged their top four rivals, while Arsenal's 1-0 win over Manchester City meant they pulled level on points with Postecoglou's side.

However, due to Spurs having a better goal difference, they currently hold top spot. It comes with both London sides yet to lose in the league this season, with the 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium last month signifying their separate claims for the Premier League title.

It's not been a good few weeks for Pep Guardiola's City though, with the Spaniard's side having lost three of their last four matches in all competitions. Three 1-0 losses to Wolves, Newcastle United and the Gunners were only separated by a 3-1 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League, although the scoreline appears to flatter the reigning champions who needed two late goals to beat the stubborn Bundesliga side.

It means they dropped to third, the first time they've dropped out of the top two in the league since October 2021. Now, Bull claims that after his former side beat the Citizens, the gap between them and the other teams has closed significantly, mainly due to teams trying to stop prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland more.

"Wolves beating Man City and then Arsenal doing the same... talk about putting the cat amongst the pigeons in the title race! It's a free-for-all this year," Bull exclusively told Ladbrokes Fanzone.

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"I don't think they're anywhere near as prolific this season, Man City. They started the season strong, but they've gone off the boil, and I feel like teams are starting to suss out how they play.

"We stopped Erling Haaland from playing. You stop Haaland and you stop City. You didn't see him for large periods in Sunday's game against Arsenal; he was starved of possession by those two defenders, who did a really good job of dealing with him."

Bull continued, claiming that other than the top two from last season, the only other team capable of giving them a challenge based on their start to the season were Spurs. He said: "It's going to be a tough one to call, this year.

"Arsenal tend to falter towards the end of seasons. They should have won it last season, they missed out on the Champions League the season before that... they haven't got the you-know-whats to sustain a challenge to the very end. Liverpool are too inconsistent. Man United, no chance. No, no, no.

"I'm expecting Man City and Arsenal to be up there, but the only other team I can see going all the way with those two would be Tottenham. And out of the three of them, I think, under the radar, Tottenham could do it.

"There's a lot of talk about Man City and Arsenal. But nobody is talking about Tottenham as title challengers, and I think that's a really good position for them to be in. It's the best way to be, because there's no pressure on them. I'm going with Tottenham to win it."

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