Photo: Tottenham boss re-enacts being physically sick as team blow second place

Tottenham lost out on second place to Arsenal, and Mauricio Pochettino was not pleased.

This one image says all you need to know about Tottenham Hotspur's afternoon on Sunday.

Having begun the day two points ahead of Arsenal, all they needed was a draw against Newcastle United to clinch second place behind champions Leicester City.

They were seemingly given a boost midweek by Newcastle suffering relegation, but this did not work in Tottenham's favour as the home players were not stifled by a nervous St James Park atmosphere.

Newcastle beat Tottenham 5-1, while Arsenal smashed Aston Villa 4-0 to leapfrog their bitter North London rivals by a single point.

While second place means little in terms of silverware or Champions League football, in terms of bragging rights it was everything to finish as the higher North London side, and for several weeks Spurs have almost assumed it would be a formality, barring a late implosion.

That was exactly what happened as the side failed to win any of their last four Premier League games, collecting just two points from a possible 12.

Mauricio Pochettino seemed to sum it up when he spat his water out after Newcastle scored their second of the afternoon, and it looked like he was being physically sick.

With the events which would later transpire, who could blame him if he was?

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