Yesterday evening, Emmanuel Adebayor scored a couple of goals in Tottenham Hotspur's match against Aston Villa to help Spurs climb to third place in the Premier League, displacing Newcastle United.
The result, hewn from the grass at White Hart Lane, had a profound effect on the Londoners' coach, Harry Redknapp, who has since tipped his club to claim their first league title since the 1960/61 season. Anyone looking at the best online football betting should remember this.
Spurs have won eight of their last nine encounters, a tally equalled by table-toppers, Manchester City, who have not lost a game this season, but fell to a draw with Fulham on September 18.
Manchester United, the only other club above Spurs in the league, after City, have won six of their previous nine fixtures. The Red Devils' first (and so far, only) loss of the season was their infamous 6-1 drubbing by City, on October 23.
“The title is a possibility; it's not impossible”, explained Redknapp, in the aftermath of last night's encounter with the Villa.
However, despite his newfound optimism, which came after his first day back in charge at Tottenham, following heart surgery, Redknapp remains realistic: “If we keep up our form, we'll win the league, but it will be very hard.”
Spurs' chances at claiming the gold is directly tied to the performance of Manchester United and Manchester City, who will need to falter on their quest for the Premier League title, to give Tottenham a shot at the title.
Chelsea and Arsenal, although they endured shaky starts to the 2011/12 campaign, should not be written out of the title race just yet.