Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp refused to give up the title challenge despite his side's disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton on Saturday.
The draw leaves Tottenham on 46 points, two adrift from league leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. City play Wigan Athletic away on Monday night and victory could see Mancini's men soar five points clear. Meanwhile Manchester United easily brushed aside basement boys Bolton with a Paul Scholes-led 3-0 victory to join their noisy neighbours City at the summit of the table on 48 points.
Wolves took the lead against Redknapp's charges in the 21st minute with a Steven Fletcher goal. Despite the home side enjoying the lion's share of possession they could only muster a Luka Modric equalizer in the 51st-minute, whilst Wolves parked their bus in defence and were happy to use up valuable time with a series of cynical injury displays throughout the second half, allowing the fourth official to grant a fully five minutes extra time.
Wolves held on to a precious point and celebrated wildly while Tottenham were left to rue two priceless points dropped.
"It's only one game," the Spurs manager said. "One draw doesn't suddenly mean we're not going to do this or we're not going to do that. We're still on a great run, just one defeat in 19 matches. There are no easy games, other teams are going to drop points, too."
Redknapp thoroughly rubbishes any suggestion that complacency has engulfed his side after talk on the side's march up the table spurred on by a 2-0 victory against Everton on Wednesday night. Redknapp was keen to point out he "never said we were definitely going to win the league", reports Guardian Sport.
The problem for Spurs now is a daunting run in of high profile and difficult fixtures which include Man City (Away) on Jan 22, Liverpool (A) Feb 6, Arsenal (A) Feb 26, Man Utd (Home) March 3 and Chelsea (A) March 24 that will decide one way or the other if the north London club's 50-year wait for a title can be over.