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Battle for top four spot will go to the wire

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the fight to secure qualification for next season's Champions League will go down to the wire although they have the momentum going into the home stretch of the Premier League season.

Fourth-placed Tottenham have 55 points and occupy the final qualifying spot but with Chelsea (53) and Arsenal (45) still in the hunt, the London side need a strong finish to guarantee their participation in Europe's elite club competition.

Tottenham are unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions since their 4-1 defeat in December by Manchester City, who lead the standings by 16 points and can claim the title with five wins.

They drew 2-2 in the first leg in Turin after recovering from two goals down and are favourites to progress but their Argentine manager knows they need to get into the competition for next term as the prepare to move into a new stadium.

Huddersfield stand 14th in the league, but only three points above the relegation zone, and are looking to win three games in a row for the first time this season.

The West Yorkshire club have fond memories of Wembley, having clinched promotion to the top flight at the national stadium with a shootout win over Reading.









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