Despite defiance, pressure mounting on Tottenham's Villas-Boas

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is starting to have the pressure mount after consecutive Premier League losses to Newcastle and Manchester City, the latter of which was a 6-0 thrashing.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is starting to have the pressure mount after consecutive Premier League losses to Newcastle and Manchester City, the latter of which was a 6-0 thrashing.

Far less understandable, though, are defensive shambles like Sunday's defeat, and that's why Sunday's home game against Manchester United, while probably not decisive, certain comes with pressure, whatever Villas-Boas may insist.