Spurs all but wrapped up the Premier League title for Leicester by only managing a 1-1 draw with West Brom at home on Monday night. The pressure was on with first-place Leicester beating Swansea 4-0 the day before and Spurs fan Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton in attendance at White Hart Lane for the important match. But the former Spice Girl’s presence was too much for this young Spurs team to handle as they conceded a 73rd minute equalizer to Craig Dawson, who scored an own goal in the 33rd minute to give Spurs the lead.
Prior to the match, Bunton tweeted a picture of her personalized Spurs shirt, demonstrating to the players just how invested in this campaign she is.
— Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) April 25, 2016
With that kind of celebrity attention shining on them like the hottest of spotlights, Premier League leading scorer Harry Kane was rendered ineffective and newly crowned PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli went a bit haywire by punching an opponent in the stomach.
Dele Alli with a punch on Claudio Yacob? Needs more than this ropey Twitter clip, I think pic.twitter.com/h8qoUltPwd
— Oliver Todd (@oliver_todd) April 25, 2016
With this draw, Spurs are now seven points behind Leicester with three matches left to play. The Foxes can now seal their improbable title with a win at Old Trafford to the delight of their own celebrity fan, Engelbert Humperdinck.