It is a measure of the popularity of Mauricio Pochettino with Tottenham fans and the continued displeasure Arsenal supporters have with Arsene Wenger that for the majority of Spurs followers ending a season without a trophy will be more satisfying than winning the second-most important competition in English football would be for the Gunners.

A strange football logic, especially remembering the quote made famous by former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, that winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

This is not necessarily the case with fans of Spurs, who played West Ham last night where victory would reduce the gap at the top to one point until at least Monday when Chelsea plays Middlesbrough.