Gary Neville gives ‘honest’ Premier League title verdict on Tottenham Hotspur after narrow Luton win

Tottenham and Arsenal are the only two unbeaten teams in the Premier League
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Spurs played the entirety of the second half with 10 men, but still prevailed after a second-half strike from summer signing Micky van de Ven who registered his first ever Tottenham goal.

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The result leaves the Lillywhites top of the table heading into the international break and they remain unbeaten in the Premier League under Postecoglou. Such a fine start seemed highly unlikely at the start of the season after the departure of all-time leading goalscorer Harry Kane, but the North London giants are now being touted as potential title challengers particularly without the added strain of European football.

Tottenham have made their best start to a league campaign since 1960/61 - which was coincidentally the last time the club won a league title. Such an achievement would arguably make the North London side the biggest surprise package since Leicester City who won the league in 2016.

But Gary Neville has played down talk of a title push at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast he said: “I don’t think Tottenham can stay in it over a 38-game season is my honest opinion. I think the squad will get found out in the end.”

Spurs host Fulham on 23 October in their first match after the international break. The North London giants were victorious in their last game against Fulham and will hope to repeat the feat as rivals Arsenal travel to Chelsea.

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Postecoglou’s side followed that up with a visit to Crystal Palace and a home clash against London-rivals Chelsea at the start of November.

Tottenham were last involved in a title race during the 2016/17 season when they were managed by Maurico Pochettino. On that occasion, Spurs finished the season with 86 points from 38 games, but missed out by seven points to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

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