With Arsenal losing and Liverpool drawing with leaders Chelsea, a win would have put Tottenham back in with a chance of challenging for the title — and, at least, it would have certainly solidified their top four credentials.
Instead, Spurs played out a drab goalless draw with strugglers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Chances were few and far between for either side. Despite having the majority of the possession, Maurcio Pochettino’s side just couldn’t find a way through.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
A huge missed opportunity for Spurs tonight, especially given scores elsewhere. A deeply frustrating performance from get-go.
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) January 31, 2017
Shocking. Didn't want it tonight. So unthreatening with Davies in there too. So so bad tonight
— Spurs News Forum (@SpursNewsForum) January 31, 2017
Pathetically poor. Had the chance to actually consolidate a place in the top four, but we couldn't even score against Sunderland.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) January 31, 2017
Not great but genuinely thought Sunderland would nick it so could be worse
— Tim (@CookPassTim) January 31, 2017
Bad game. Very dull, which doesn't suit our buccaneering all-action style of play. Let's all just forget this ever happened.
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) January 31, 2017
Said it before, this Spurs team needs to be firing on all cylinders all the time to compete. Can't win em all (with this squad)
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) January 31, 2017
#thfc That felt a bit October/November Spurs. Lack of cutting edge, disjointed, Poch hesitant.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 31, 2017
Spurs climb to second. Feels like a massive missed opportunity, but still, we climb to second. #COYS
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) January 31, 2017
Only now Spurs fans realise the importance of Erik Lamela and his incision in the final third. #THFC
— Ross. (@RossTweeting) January 31, 2017
We've collected the fewest points away outside the top six (18/36). Will ultimately be our downfall if we don't make CL as a minimum.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) January 31, 2017
Shows you what he thinks of Janssen too. 0-0 at that shithouse and he almost reluctantly throws him on for 5 or so minutes.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) January 31, 2017
Frustrating but hey, we're 2nd.
— Paul Coyte (@Coytey) January 31, 2017
Fucking love how angst everyone gets over a draw ?
It happens. Hindsight also a wonderful thing.
— Spooky (@Spooky23) January 31, 2017