Ally McCoist has ruled Tottenham out of the Premier League title race this season after their 1-1 draw against Fulham.
The Lilywhites have been one of the most in-form teams in the English top-flight this season, and their early season form has seen them get tipped to win the title alongside the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
But their form has tailed off recently, and the 1-1 draw is another two points dropped for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Harry Kane scored once again and his partnership with Son Heung-min in the Tottenham attack has been tipped to help them successfully challenge for the title.
McCoist, however, believes that the title race remains between Liverpool and Manchester City as it has been in most of the recent campaigns.
He says he isn’t completely ruling out Jose Mourinho’s men, but they are simply dropping too many points to be considered challengers.
McCoist said via Mail Sport: ‘I still think Manchester City and Liverpool are the strongest. But if you look at Liverpool’s away from and it hasn’t been good enough at all, defeats at Southampton and dropping points against West Brom at home and things like that.
‘Manchester City are the ones who look like they’re hitting a bit of form and I think tonight is one of the reasons why I certainly wouldn’t have Spurs as title contenders.
‘Listen, It would be crazy to rule them out, of course it would, and there’s obviously an opportunity for them to finish in the top four but there’s so many points being dropped.
‘It’s so difficult to predict a result nowadays in this top-flight, it’s getting harder every week and for that reason you have to say the Premier race is as open this season as we’ve had in a long, long time.
‘But it wouldn’t surprise me as we get to the business end of the season if certainly Manchester City and Liverpool kick on – and clearly Manchester United with a game coming up at the weekend, their fans will certainly be relishing the prospect of the run in.’