Micky Hazard sends desperate plea to Tottenham on Twitter after Sunday's results

The former Spurs midfielder believes his old side are now in with "a fantastic chance" of winning the title after Leicester dropped points against West Ham.

Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title challenge has been enhanced before they have even played this weekend, with Leicester City dropping two points at home to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

Following Jamie Vardy's red card, the Foxes collapsed from a goal to the good to only manage a draw with the Hammers at home, although it could have been even better for Spurs had Claudio Ranieri's side not been awarded an injury-time penalty to equalise.

Ahead of Mauricio Pochettino's team's trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City on Monday night, they are only eight points behind the leaders with that game in hand as the title race hots up in the final weeks.

Spurs will now know that they can close the gap at the top to just five points with four matches remaining, and though that would still leave Leicester as clear favourites, the Londoners have them in their sights.

At least, that is the view of former midfielder Micky Hazard, who tweeted a rousing message after the conclusion of Sunday's matches urging his team to take advantage of the opportunity they have been given.

He tweeted: "What fantastic results today. Come on boys let's capitalise on this, we are in with a fantastic chance, COYSSSSSS [Come on you Spurs] BELIEVEEE."

Spurs were also handed a boost with the news that Arsenal conceded a late equaliser at the Emirates to be held to a 1-1 home draw by Crystal Palace in Sunday's late game.

That leaves Pochettino's side with the chance to move eight points clear of their rivals with victory at Stoke, and take a huge step to ensuring that they will definitely finish in the top two for the first time since they finished second in 1963, two years after their double-winning season.

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