Tottenham have been trimmed in to 12/5 second favourites in the Premier League title betting after recording what was their seventh successive win in all competitions against Manchester City.

The Lilywhites had arrived at the Etihad on the back of the longest run of victories the club had compiled since a six-match streak under Gerry Francis between September-October 1995.

Triumph over their sky blue foes, who subsequently ballooned to odds of 11/2 in the outright betting, means the Lilywhites ride their longest run of consecutive wins since 1983 into the home FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace this weekend.

Under the stewardship of long-serving manager Keith Burkinshaw, Spurs won eight games in a row between September 24 and November 2, 1983.

While they only finished eighth in what was to be Burkinshaw’s final campaign in the White Hart Lane dugout, the club went on to win the UEFA Cup, beating Anderlecht on penalties in the final.

They’re 16/1 sixth favourites in the betting to land this year’s Europa League, although their priorities may well lie elsewhere.

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Tye Ming 15.02.2016
I think it's time to play the 'B Team' (if we truly have one) in Europe. I don't think we need to win the Europa League title to qualify for next year's Champions League, we need now to concentrate our efforts on the EPL. Focus on the FA Cup too by all means (replicating the achievements of 1961 would be fantastic, and it would only be another 3-4 games to reach the final of that), but step away from the Europa; who knows, we might be good enough to win it with the kids anyway! Yesterday's results showed just where our priorities should lie and they don't rest with plodding all over Europe on a knackering cup run that could lead to nothing in the end. I'm sure Pochettino realises this of course and at 16/1 sixth favourites for the Europa the bookies seem to as well. The world may not be enough for James Bond but the league and cup double are definitely enough for Spurs this year. COYS!
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