3 points: Leeds shouldn't get carried away, Tottenham battle, £89m star blow

Paul Pogba of Manchester United receives treatment from the medical team during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on September...

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Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Tackling three topical football stories from the past week...

Leeds go top of the Championship

Leeds United moved to the top of the Championship this week with a win over Birmingham.

The Whites have been in terrific form and have not conceded a goal for the last six games.

But as much as the league table should make Leeds fans smile, a look further down should give them pause for thought.

The teams Leeds have beat this season are Sunderland, Birmingham, Bolton, Burton and Nottingham Forest.

Four of these teams occupy the bottom five places in the Championship, with Forest the exception.

This weekend they take on Millwall, who sit in 19th.

Only after that, will Leeds begin to learn more about their side as the difficulty of the fixtures increases.

They face games against Ipswich, Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, three of who sit inside the top seven.

If they sit at the top of the table after these games, then fans should begin to dream of promotion.

Serge Aurier lays down the gauntlet

Tottenham Hotspur left their transfer business late, but the addition of Serge Aurier might have been worth the wait.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13, 2017 in...

He made his debut at Wembley last night against Borussia Dortmund and fitted straight in at right wing-back.

Tottenham are better off for it, but his arrival is a serious blow for Kieran Trippier, who thought the position was finally his own after battling Kyle Walker for the spot over the past two years.

Trippier had hoped a season in the Spurs first team could even earn him a starting place at the World Cup for England next summer.

Aurier has laid down the gauntlet to Trippier with his impressive debut and this will be a battle to watch over the next season.

There is no room for complacency in this exciting Tottenham side.

Paul Pogba's injury rules him out until November

Manchester United's dream start to the season could soon be unravelling if they are not careful.

Paul Pogba of Manchester United receives treatment from the medical team during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on September...

After letting a lead slip at Stoke City this weekend they have lost talisman Paul Pogba, their world record £89 million signing.

The Frenchman had grown into his role this season, playing a more attacking position in midfield thanks to Nemanja Matic's arrival.

He will miss the fixture against Everton this weekend, and this game has become a must win.

Pogba will miss the trip to Liverpool next month and faces a race against time to recover to play Tottenham and Chelsea at the end of October and start of November.

United can try and brush off his injury, but it could prove to be more damaging than they are willing to give credit for.

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