When it comes to hoodoos, Tottenham used to be able to boast one of the biggest over Manchester City.
For years, any fan in blue travelling down to White Hart Lane could tell the story of the game before it kicked off. It'd be dominated by the home side and the visitors would roll over and concede defeat, usually by a 2-1 scoreline.
When the news was announced on New Year's Eve, it arrived as little surprise: Frank Lampard would be staying on as a Manchester City player after all. As 2015 began, a Lampard winner against Sunderland took City dead-level at the top of the Premier League with Chelsea on points, goal difference and goals scored.
As a footballing decision, keeping the 36-year-old until the end of the season paid instant dividends. What soon followed, though, registered as a significant reverse to the umbrella...