This is the first time Tottenham have won seven in a row since…

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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