A look at Tottenham's record in December

Gareth Bale (R) celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal for Tottenham

We take a look at Tottenham Hotspur's last five festive periods.

2011

W 3 D 2 L 1

Start the month in: 3rd End the month in: 3rd

December 2011 saw Tottenham Hotspur keep their hunt for Champions League football on track.

Harry Redknapp’s side recorded convincing wins over Bolton, Sunderland and Norwich to extend their cushion in the top four to five points.

There were also draws with Chelsea and Swansea, but the low point of the month came at Stoke, where they were beaten 2-1.

2012

W 4 D 1 L 1

Start the month in: 5th End the month in: 4th

Andre Villas-Boas’ Tottenham side moved into the Champions League places following a good set of results in December.

A late defeat to Everton and a frustrating draw with Stoke were the only blips, as Spurs collected 13 points from six games.

Gareth Bale’s hat-trick in the 4-0 win against Aston Villa was the highlight of a month which also saw Spurs beat Sunderland, Swansea and Fulham.

2013

W 4 D 2 L 1

Start the month in: 9th End the month in: 7th

A 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool ended Villas-Boas’ time in charge of Tottenham.

The humiliating defeat at White Hart Lane was the only blip of an otherwise good month for Spurs. Wins over Fulham, Sunderland, Southampton and Stoke saw the club move up the Premier League table. There were also draws against Manchester United and West Brom.

2014

W 3 D 2 L 1

Start the month in: 7th End the month in: 7th

Mauricio Pochettino’s first December in charge of Tottenham was a mixed one.

The month started with a 3-0 defeat to rivals Chelsea, followed by a frustrating goalless draw at home to Crystal Palace. Spurs bounced back with wins against Swansea, Burnley and Leicester before sharing a point with Manchester United to round off the month.

2015

W 3 D 1 L 1

Start the month in: 5th End the month in: 4th

Spurs took ten points from five games to continue their push for Champions League football.

Again, the month began in disappointing fashion with a 1-1 draw at West Brom, followed by a 1-2 defeat by struggling Newcastle.

Pochettino’s men would respond to claim victories over Southampton, Norwich and Watford.

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