Tottenham missed the chance to reclaim fourth-place from Arsenal after a disappointing goalless draw at Brentford that saw Antonio Conte’s side fail to have a shot on target.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney saw two headers hit the woodwork as he hit the bar (18) in the first half before heading against the post in added-time (90+1).
Spurs also needed a Harry Kane clearance off the line from Pontus Jansson’s header (66) to ensure they did not suffer a second consecutive defeat after last weekend’s home loss to Brighton.
Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was facing his former side for the first time since leaving Spurs two years ago, also went close twice for the home side.
The goalless draw means Spurs are fifth, two points behind Arsenal who moved fourth following their victory over Manchester United on Saturday.
Both sides have five games left to play, including the north London derby on May 12 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, live on Sky Sports.
Brentford, meanwhile, are now unbeaten in their last four games with Thomas Frank’s side up to 11th in the table.
More to follow…
Tottenham face Leicester at home on Sunday, May 1 – kick-off 2pm – and that is followed by two huge matches for Antonio Conte’s side as they go to title-chasing Liverpool on May 7 and then host top-four rivals Arsenal in the north London derby on May 12, live on Sky Sports.
Next for Brentford is a trip to Old Trafford, as Thomas Frank’s side play Manchester United in the Monday Night Football on May 2, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.
April 30 – Leicester (h)
May 7 – Liverpool (a)
May 12 – Arsenal (h), live on Sky Sports
May 15 – Burnley (h)
May 22 – Norwich (a)