What do Tottenham Hotspur and Star Wars antagonists the Sith have in common?
They only deal in absolutes.
And while it didn’t do Anakin Skywalker any good as he still allowed Obi-Wan Kenobi to chop his legs off, in Tottenham’s case it just means they don’t like drawing games of football.
Tottenham’s last Premier League draw came a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… (at Brighton’s Amex Stadium in April 2018).
And while their 1-0 win over Newcastle may not have been the best advert for football when it comes to selling the sport to aliens from another planet, it did set a new Premier League record.
Not only did Son Heung-min’s 83rd-minute strike earn Spurs a hard-fought victory, it also extended their run of league games without a draw to 29.
That eclipses Bolton’s 28-game streak between 2010-11 and 2011-12, during which they lost 21 and eventually succumbed to relegation.
In contrast, Tottenham’s run features an impressive 22 victories – though they have thrice gone close to the dreaded draw.
They needed injury-time winners to beat Burnley in December 2018 and Fulham in January 2019, while their former midfielder Jake Livermore came back to haunt them in May 2018 when he netted a 92nd-minute winner for West Brom.