Saturday 17 January 1970 – Spurs Stun Sunderland – Forest Get Closer

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Tottenham travelled to Sunderland and produced the second shock in 8 days as they came away with both points. They produced a disciplined, mature performance that stifled Sunderland for the full 90 minutes. Sunderland have not been in such a position at home before this season, and seemed lost as to what to do. They have now lost 3 games from the last 8.

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Meanwhile Nottingham Forest had an emphatic win in South London, coming away from Crystal Palace with a 6-3 win. Forest have played 15 away games this season and have not lost any of them. They have also now had 4 wins in a row. Crystal Palace faced a tornado of a Forest performance of such pure attacking verve that scoring three themselves was not near enough for the six the visitors scored. That game brought Palace’s 5 game winning streak to an end.

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Arsenal scrambled to a draw at home to Chelsea. They haven’t lost at home since 6 September – that’s 10 games without loss. That was also Chelsea’s 11 game without a win.

Derby had a tough home win against Wednesday, while it was Wednesday’s third loss in 4 games now.

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Burnley’s emphatic win at Ipswich was their fourth in 5.

Leeds had an easy Saturday afternoon. It was their third win in a row after 6 winless games. Coventry have lost so many games this season that anytime they win is a shock.

Liverpool won a regulation game as WBA have now only 1 away win, and 14 losses.

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Manchester City lost another game to a lowly side. It was Stoke’s first win after 6 losses.

Meanwhile Everton enjoyed a strong away win at the Dell, their first away win in 5 games. Southampton have now lost their 3 game in 4.

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West Ham enjoyed a classic win over Manchester United, their fifth win in 6 games, and move above United.

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