The Premier League has certainly started to hot up, and this latest result for newly promoted Huddersfield Town provides confirmation of this, in what was easily their best performance of the campaign so far.
A promising start to Premier League life ignited a sense of optimism in the Terriers’ loyal supporters, but a string of relatively poor results has extinguished the flame, and the realisation of the tough climb ahead has started to sink in.
A mostly one-sided affair unfolded at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, with both teams going into the match on something of a win drought.
Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham Hotspur
TV: Sky Sports Premier League
Tottenham are on their travels for the third game in a row on Saturday, making the long journey north to the Kirklees stadium to take on newly-promoted Huddersfield Town.
After a thrilling first six game-weeks in this year’s Premier League campaign, the top quarter of the table already contains the teams expecting to be occupying these spots by the end of the season. Watford currently sit in the sixth position, but Arsenal are lurking just one point behind in seventh.
Huddersfield made the short 25-mile journey West to Turf Moor on Saturday, with both sides on an impressive eight points after the first five matches.
You may have noticed that, over the weekend, Newcastle United crept into the top four. This was thanks to a 2-1 victory against Stoke that made it three successive wins in the Premier League for the Magpies, a turnaround from their two opening losses, as well as a defeat to Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.