Tottenham Hotspur recorded an eighth straight Premier League win on Wednesday night as Christian Eriksen's solitary goal was enough to claim victory over Crystal Palace.
It moved Spurs back to within four points of Chelsea at the top of the league table and was the best possible response after the disappointments of defeat at the hands of the Blues in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last weekend.
The current eight-game win streak is the club's best run of league form in 57 years.
8 - Spurs have won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960 (13 in a row). Momentum. pic.twitter.com/1jAhJzwSya— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 26, 2017
Not since October 1960 and the days of Bill Nicholson, Danny Blanchflower, Cliff Jones and Dave Mackay, even before the arrival of goal legend Jimmy Greaves, have Spurs known it so good. For many fans, they've never seen such consistent winning in their lifetime.
That team of former greats ultimately won 13 straight games and went on to complete a league and FA Cup double at the end of 1960/61. Spurs haven't won a league title since.
The class of 2017 last dropped points on 11th February when Liverpool won 2-0 in a game at Anfield, but time to catch Chelsea and break a title drought that has lasted more than half a century is now quickly running out.
Spurs have the momentum and superior goal difference but still need Chelsea to at least lose and draw in two of t their five remaining games, all the while continuing to win themselves.
Chelsea's next test will come with a tough away trip to Everton on Sunday, while Spurs will host Arsenal in the north London derby at White Hart Lane.
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