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Video: Two wins in a row cast new light on Tottenham Hotspur

Dec 8, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT

Two weeks ago, André Villas-Boas‘s job was reportedly being reconsidered by the higher ups at White Hart Lane. And this wasn’t a process that was being reported by the print anything, headlines-over-substance tabloids around London. These headlines, appearing in England’s more legitimate outlets, seemed to have something to them, Spurs’ 6-0 loss at Manchester City pairing with Villas-Boas’s obstinacy to create some strain in North London.

Fast forward to today, and Spurs are unbeaten in three, winning their last two on the road. A team that scored only nine times through their first 15 matches has scored six goals over the last 270 minutes. Perhaps the City loss was a wakeup call, or maybe Villas-Boas has made big (if somewhat unseen) changes. Regardless, having briefly dropped to ninth, Spurs are back in sixth place, only two points off a Champions League spot.

With Spurs having moved beyond their crisis, NBC Sports’ Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe talk to Rebecca Lowe about the current state of the team, our analysts considering how Tottenham can continue their late fall improvement.

  1. dhalb34 - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    I’m a big Spurs fan, and I’m realistic. We beat a Fulham side with a new manager, and a bottom of the table Sunderland. If they want to be seen in a new light, they need to beat the Man City, Arsenal, and Chelsea’s of the league. That said, a little health could go a long way in getting back up in the top four.

  2. hbg00ner - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Sorry but beating two teams in the relegation zone (one win was won by an OG) isn’t something to get excited about…

  3. gloryostrich - Dec 9, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Top of the table team, bottom of the table team, 3 pts is 3 pts. On the road 3 pts even better. COYS

  4. Ian's Rushtache - Dec 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    The game this weekend will be a better indicator of how Spurs are progressing.

    YNWA

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