Former Tottenham boss Gerry Francis suggests three reasons why Spurs didn't catch Leicester City in the title race

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Spurs look set to miss out in their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Tottenham Hotspur look set to miss out on the Premier League title to Leicester City after a recent 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion saw Leicester City move one win away from clinching the title.

Spurs have tried their best to push the Foxes all the way in their mission for a fairytale Premier League title win but it would appear they have fallen short.

One of the men who masterminded that draw on Monday was Gerry Francis, himself a former Spurs manager.

Francis, a first-team coach at West Brom, spoke to Sky Sports News HQ this week (28/04/2016) about Spurs’ title challenge and why they might have missed out to Leicester – suggesting three key reasons:

“Well the better team is going to be Leicester because they are going to win the league.

“There are advantages that Leicester have had that they’re not in Europe. Tottenham have played in the Europa Cup and I was at Stoke doing the same and that’s tough on your squad, playing Thursdays and Sundays.

“They’ve had very limited injury problems Leicester.

“I also think Tottenham have been a bit unfortunate in that they have been having to play behind Leicester all the time. Having to catch up with them four or five weeks on the trot now.

“Sometimes if they had narrowed the gap to maybe three points Tottenham and Leicester had to play afterwards it might have been a different story.”

Spurs’ involvement in the Europa League certainly contributed in some small way toward their troubles and the fact they were playing catch-up was also not helpful in recent weeks.

Tottenham, like Leicester, have been fairly fortunate with injuries so that reason might not be too pertinent.

However, as Francis suggested, Leicester have simply been the most consistent team in the Premier League this season.

That, and that only, is why they now look set to win the league.

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