Jose Mourinho is doing everything in his power to play down talk of a Premier League title push and a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace has dented Spurs’ optimism.
Despite leading for the majority of the game in South London, thanks to Harry Kane’s early goal, they were punished late on as Jeff Schlupp snatched a point for Palace.
Both teams looked bright and breezy in the early stages as Hugo Lloris denied Wilf Zaha and Vicente Guaita sprang into to life to save from Tanguy Ndombele.
But with no real early pattern forming in the opening half hour a thunderbolt from Kane brought the contest into life.
Son slipped him into space around 30 yards from goal and with Guaita slightly out of position Kane opened up his body and smashed one beyond him.
That goal allowed Spurs’ first half confidence to soar before the break with Guaita called into action to make a double stop from Steven Bergwijn and Ndombele.
Tottenham set their stall out to preserve that one goal advantage after the break as Palace battled hard to squeeze out a breakthrough.
Roy Hodgson’s team did look to up the tempo late on as Lloris denied Zaha and Christian Benteke, before Schlupp eventually forced home that all important equaliser.
Eberechi Eze’s whipped free kick was fumbled by the normally unflappable Lloris and Schlupp prodded into the empty net.
Spurs did almost flip the game back on its head in added time but Guaita came to Palace’s rescue with a cat like stop from Kane.
Full Time at Selhurst Park it’s Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham 1