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Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City: Spurs maintain title hopes with Wembley win

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City: Spurs maintain title hopes with Wembley win

Davinson Sanchez is the 147th player to score in the Premier League for Tottenham – only West Ham United have as manyTottenham ensured they remain in contention in the Premier League title race as Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned victory over Leicester at Wembley. Spurs had to weather a late Foxes fightback to remain third in…


Davinson Sanchez heads his first goal for Tottenham

Davinson Sanchez is the 147th player to score in the Premier League for Tottenham – only West Ham United have as many

Tottenham ensured they remain in contention in the Premier League title race as Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned victory over Leicester at Wembley.

Spurs had to weather a late Foxes fightback to remain third in the table after 26 games, but reduced the deficit to leaders Liverpool – who beat Bournemouth on Saturday – to five points.

Christian Eriksen provided a pin-point cross to set up Davinson Sanchez’s first Tottenham goal after 33 minutes, before producing a moment of quality to double the hosts’ advantage from the edge of the area in the second half.

The Dane’s strike came just three minutes after omitted Leicester striker Jamie Vardy emerged from the bench in dramatic fashion to take a penalty on the hour mark – only to be denied by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Vardy made a demonstrable difference to Leicester’s attack and converted from Ricardo Pereira’s low cross to set up a tense finish, before the in-form Son Heung-min made sure of a home win in stoppage time.

It’s a fourth consecutive league win for Tottenham who remain in touch at the top, just two points behind second-place Manchester City who face Chelsea later on Sunday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Trippier
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 28mins
  • 3RoseBooked at 20minsSubstituted forWalker-Petersat88′minutes
  • 8Winks
  • 17Sissoko
  • 52SkippSubstituted forAlderweireldat71′minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forWanyamaat80′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-MinBooked at 16mins

Substitutes

  • 4Alderweireld
  • 12Wanyama
  • 16Walker-Peters
  • 21Foyth
  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 24Aurier
  • 27Lucas Moura

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 6Evans
  • 15Maguire
  • 3Chilwell
  • 25Ndidi
  • 31GhezzalSubstituted forIheanachoat72′minutes
  • 21TielemansBooked at 85mins
  • 10Maddison
  • 19BarnesSubstituted forOkazakiat88′minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forVardyat59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Simpson
  • 5Morgan
  • 8Iheanacho
  • 9Vardy
  • 12Ward
  • 20Okazaki
  • 38Choudhury
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
44,154

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Leicester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Leicester City 1.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker-Peters tries a through ball, but Harry Winks is caught offside.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).

Attempt saved. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Leicester City 1. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Shinji Okazaki replaces Harvey Barnes.

Booking

Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Leicester City).

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Davinson Sánchez.

Attempt missed. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Evans.

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Hand ball by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama replaces Fernando Llorente.

Offside, Leicester City. Wilfred Ndidi tries a through ball, but Harvey Barnes is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Leicester City 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira with a cross.

Offside, Leicester City. Ben Chilwell tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Rachid Ghezzal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Toby Alderweireld replaces Oliver Skipp.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Leicester City 0. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Penalty saved! Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy replaces Demarai Gray.

Penalty conceded by Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Leicester City. James Maddison draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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