Misfiring Tottenham slump to 2-1 defeat at Leicester

by Steven Clarke November 29, 2017, 0:28
Misfiring Tottenham slump to 2-1 defeat at Leicester

It was a crucial goal, with Leicester eventually winning 2-1.

Their fast start was soon rewarded with the opening goal inside 12 minutes.

Vardy put the hosts ahead after 13 minutes, cleverly lobbing a volley over Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after being put through by Marc Albrighton's chipped pass.

The usual suspects were on the scoresheet - for both sides.

Spurs were struggling to get going as Leicester set the tempo, but they nearly levelled when Kasper Schmeichel got a touch to Mousa Sissoko's shot and Vicente Iborra cleared off the line.

Schmeichel denied Dele Alli at the end of a quick counter-attack led by Christian Eriksen and City doubled their lead right on the stroke of half-time. "No possibility for the moment to play on the pitch and with the squad".

In an effort to hold onto the point Puel replaced Riyad Mahrez with Ben Chilwell with 20 minutes remaining at the London Stadium, a decision that frustrated the Algeria global.

Shinji Okazaki sent a header over the crossbar early on but Tottenham enjoyed a lot of possession in the second half and gradually stepped up the pressure on the hosts.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy, right, celebrates with Leicester's Danny Simpson after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

"They are a great team". The ball fell to the Dane after a cross to substitute Fernando Llorente, but the play maker lacked the composure usually associated with him and lashed his shot wide from just six yards out.

That proved to be the clearest chance Spurs created in the final minutes of the game and despite half-hearted calls of a late penalty for Spurs, Anthony Taylor blew for full-time to give Leicester the win in a brilliant game of football.

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