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Sir Alex Ferguson reckons Tottenham are the Premier League’s dazzlers this season – not noisy neighbours Manchester City.

And the Manchester United boss is ­convinced Harry Redknapp’s entertainers are bang in contention to win the title as the race begins to spice up over Christmas.

Roberto Mancini’s stars have rampaged their way to the top of the table with a goal blitz that blew away all-comers – until they ­suffered their first ­league defeat at Chelsea on Monday.

But as the crucial festive period ­approaches, Fergie insists it’s not all about Manchester.

And the Old ­Trafford chief, 70 on New Year’s Eve, has kicked off the holiday ­season with his ­famous mind games, gently ­cranking up the ­pressure on City.

The leaders will lose their place at the ­summit for a few hours today if Fergie’s stars beat QPR at Loftus Road in the lunchtime kick-off.

But they would regain it with a draw or win against Arsene Wenger’s Gunners at the Etihad Stadium later this afternoon. Either way, believes Ferguson, Spurs – who play at home to Sunderland today – are right in the frame, too. And he thinks they are playing the best football of all the top sides.

Ferguson said: “Tottenham have been the most impressive team. They were unlucky last Sunday at Stoke but if they win their game in hand they are still in there.

“And for me, Spurs have been playing the best football in the Premier League for the last eight games.

“They look confident and dangerous and I have been very impressed with them.

“They have played some terrific football and they must be contenders now they are out of the Europa League – that will ­definitely help them.


“Tottenham will definitely be challenging and I also think that result Chelsea got the other night has given them a lift and also takes a wee bit of pressure off the situation, with all the rumours coming out of Stamford Bridge.

“If you want to win the league, you have to make sure you don’t lose as many points as your rivals round about you.

“That’s what the second half of the season will be about.

“We have a lot of tough games ahead – we have to go to Arsenal, Chelsea and City. Chelsea did the league a turn by beating City.

“It was a tough game for both teams and a draw might have been fairer, but it’s always tough going to Chelsea. It was a wee bit of a bonus.

“Arsenal have been gathering pace the last few weeks and it’s a big game for them at City.They will be able to do themselves a turn if they win.

“When you look at the start of the season you expect the four to be there – ourselves, Chelsea, City and Arsenal but now Spurs are right in there ­without a doubt.”

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