Why Tottenham are top of the Premier League despite same points & goal difference as Arsenal

Tottenham hosted Luton in the weekend’s early Premier League kick-off in a clash they were heavy favourites for.

Yves Bisouma was shown a second yellow card for simulation in the first half but Micky van de Ven’s first goal for the club early in the second 45 meant Spurs were still able to secure the win on the day.

Tottenham are now top of the Premier League heading into the break and can be backed at 11/1 with bet365 to go on and win the title.

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Why Tottenham are above Arsenal

It is the first time Tottenham have topped the Premier League table since December 2020.

After securing the win over Luton, Spurs’ position as league leaders was under threat with Manchester City and Arsenal facing off at the Emirates Stadium. Victory for Pep Guardiola’s men would have seen them resume their position at the summit, but Arsenal came out on top via a Gabriel Martinelli effort.

The result moved Arsenal level on points with Tottenham heading into the international break, with both sides also boasting a +10 GD. However, Tottenham retain their spot at the top of the Premier League due to the amount of goals scored. Postecoglou’s men have netted 18 in eight games, with the Gunners scoring 16.

Speaking on the back of the win, Ange Postecoglu said: “We’ve played some good football and we’ve had all sort of different challenges thrown at us.

“We’ve been behind in games away from home, we’ve had to score last minute winners. It’s not like it’s been smooth sailing. We’ve had to work awfully hard to be in the position we are and I guess from my perspective it’s great that they’re getting rewarded with results and that can only help us grow as a team.

“But it’s not like they’re sitting in there thinking we’ve achieved anything. We haven’t achieved anything, all we’ve done is lay some really good foundations. Our goals and ambitions lay in improvement. Can we play better, can we become a better team and if we do that then we’ll see where that takes us.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.