Don Hutchison mocks Tottenham on Twitter after Newcastle thrashing

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The former West Ham United midfielder stuck the boot in on Spurs after they collapsed to finish behind arch-rivals Arsenal.

Former West Ham United and Sunderland midfielder Don Hutchison has mocked Tottenham Hotspur on his personal Twitter account after the North London club were thrashed 5-1 by relegated Newcastle United to end up finishing behind arch-rivals Arsenal.

Spurs had risen up the table to emerge as Leicester City's main challengers for the Premier League title in the last few months, and as recently as three oor four weeks ago it was being billed as a two-horse race between the clubs.

However, Mauricio Pochettino's side failed to win any of their final four games with the pressure on, and ultimately failed to even finish above arch-rivals Arsenal in second after an alarming collapse.

Spurs looked certain to finish above the Gunners for the first time in 21 years until they gained just two points from their final four matches, and Sunday's dreadful defeat to the Magpies, coupled with Arsenal's 4-0 cruise against Aston Villa, saw them miss out in devastating fashion.

Hutchison was far from sympathetic towards the white side of North London after the match, and mocked their late-season collapse on Twitter.

The former midfielder wrote: "Newcastle score 5, and Spurs come 3rd in a 2 horse race."

Despite their hugely infuriating end to the season, Tottenham's third-placed finish is their highest in 26 years and represents a successful season under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the manner in which they collapsed in the final weeks of the campaign will be of great concern to their supporters, who will be desperate to see the club build on their fine season next term.

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