What can be best described as a sheer 'gutter blow,' a kick in the teeth and that same sick feeling that occurred when West Ham prevented us from Champions League football a few years back. We all know the difficulty of the fixture list and it brought about a response from many of us with the feeling that three points today and we would still be very much in the hunt for that 4th spot.
Sunderland. A side that had hit form of late especially at home, but a team that no doubt a win was an absolute must. A side that realistically had starved off the threat of relegation and any real ambition was that of making the top 10.
Criticism of Tottenham this season had been much more of a rarity and far less frequent than what it had been in previous season's, although today brought back memories of the past leaving a bitter feeling of disappointment and a large weight added to our grasp of 4th position.
With the top 3 sides still to play and a trip to Manchester City edging ever closer, it is understandable to see where points may be lost on the final stretch to 4th spot.
With Villa giving themselves an outside chance and City currently 2-0 up. It's hard to see us keep hold of the 4th spot. All we can do as fans is stay behind them team and cheer them for 90 minutes for the remainder of the season.
What do you make of our chances?