Tottenham Hotspur defeat prompts 27-word Prince William message

Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.
Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.
Prince William was one of many football fans celebrating Tottenham Hotspur’s Tuesday night defeat for different reasons.

Tottenham Hotspur failed to throw a spanner in the works of the Manchester City title charge on Tuesday night. The 2-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola's rampant Champions also ended hopes of Champions League football for Spurs.

Premier League top scorer Erling Haaland bagged a brace in north London but Ange Postecoglou's side did have the chance to cause an upset when a golden chance fell into the path of Son Heung-min with 86 minutes on the clock. The South Korean was through one-on-one against substitute goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, who had replaced Ederson in the second half after the first-choice shot-stopper sustained a blow to the head.

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Many Tottenham Hotspur fans had taken to social media ahead of kick-off to share their hope for a defeat given that three points for Manchester City would leave Arsenal needing somewhat of a footballing miracle to clinch the title this weekend. Aston Villa fans were also left celebrating the result, a five-point gap between the Midlands side in fourth and Spurs in fifth confirming Champions League football for Unai Emery's side.

It's the first time Aston Villa have ever qualified for the Champions League. The club hasn't reached UEFA's top-level club competition since it rebranded from the European Cup to the Champions League in 1991/92 - they last played in the European Cup 41 years ago in 1982/83.

One high-profile Villain is none other than Prince William and the Royal took to social media platform X to share his glee at what the Spurs defeat meant. He said: "We are Champions League! A historic season and an amazing achievement. Thanks to Unai, the whole squad and everyone at Aston Villa. Can't wait for next season. #UTV! W"

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Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.
Prince William is a big Aston Villa fan.

Spurs boss Postecoglou did not share the sentiment of celebrating a loss with many fans of the club. The seething manager said after the match: "The foundations are really fragile. The last 48 hours have shown me that. It's inside the club, outside the club. It's been an interesting exercise. It's just my observations mate. I'm the one who's got to do it.

"You can make your own assessments of what's happened. I understand. I probably misread the situation as to what I think is important in your endeavour to become a winning team, but that's ok. That's why I'm here. I already know what I want to do, it's just I've got to make some adjustments to how I do it."

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