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Tottenham grab their best-ever Premier League points return

Goal.com logo Goal.com 26-04-2017

Tottenham may or may not finish the 2016-17 Premier League season with the league title, but it will be a memorable season regardless for the club.

A 78th minute goal by Christian Eriksen saw Spurs pull out a 1-0 victory away to Crystal Palace, keeping pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea, who defeated Southampton 4-2 on Tuesday.

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The win not only keeps the gap between the two clubs at four points, it also put Spurs on 74 points, which is a club record in the Premier League.

74 – Tottenham have won 74 points in the Premier League this season; their best ever return in the competition. Flourishing. pic.twitter.com/QkY0eLh1Qq

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 26, 2017

That beat the club’s previous record in the Premier League of 72, set during the 2013-14 season. Tottenham also managed to finish with 70 points twice – in the 2009-10 season and in last year’s title challenge which fell short to Leicester City.

In addition, Spurs are not far off from setting the club’s all-time points mark. A win against London rivals Arsenal on Sunday will see Tottenham hit 77 points, which would equal their best-ever return, set in a third-place finish in the old First Division during the 1984-85 season.

That haul, however, was taken over 42 league games, nine more than the club have currently played this campaign.

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