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Why Spurs' victory over City was a great night for football

All we’ve heard about since Spurs grabbed fourth place is millions.

Headlines and pundits screaming about a £50million jackpot delivering Harry Redknapp a £40m war chest to buy £20m players.

And despite that jackpot being nearer the square root of sod all if they fail to qualify in August, it misses the point of Wednesday’s triumph by the length of the Seven Sisters Road.

That stirring victory in East Manchester was not about money but about a near-comatose giant which has lived in the shadow of its neighbours for a ­generation or more, re-­awakening to remind people who it is.

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