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Spurs sink Leicester to stay in title hunt

Spurs sink Leicester to stay in title hunt

Maddison took hold of the ball and presented it to the former England striker after he replaced Gray, but with his first touch, Hugo Lloris dived to save his penalty.

Tottenham ran out 3-1 winners against Leicester, thanks to goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, maintaining the five-point gap to Liverpool and City at the top of the table in the process. The problem is, I told Michael Oliver, the situation of Liverpool in the last minute that should be a penalty, but it was a clear penalty.

It was not the first time a player has taken a spot-kick in the Premier League immediately after coming on with Wigan midfielder Ben Watson doing so on New Year's Eve in November 2011, sealing a 2-2 draw.

"I think Leicester looked at it and identified the full-back positions as a weakness for Tottenham and something they could exploit. The way we conceded [chances] is more than we usually concede but I think the victory's fair".

Tottenham will now turn their attention to the Champions League, with the first leg of their last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund taking place on Wednesday.

Leicester, who missed good chances at a steady rate through the game, have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions as the pressure grows on Claude Puel.

Then, Leicester's Harvey Barnes was allowed too much space in the penalty area as he raced onto Youri Tielemans' pass, but a poor finish wasted a gilt-edged chance.




Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: "It's unbelievable".

Replays showed the Colombian defender was just onside as he scored his first goal for Tottenham since his 2017 move from Ajax.

Leicester's positive start to the second half brought a golden opportunity to equalise with their 60th minute penalty.

"I said to Jamie Vardy he can take the penalty".

Tottenham made the most of their escape as Eriksen doubled the lead three minutes later.

Oliver Skipp charged down Ricardo Pereira's clearance, Fernando Llorente fed Eriksen, who added to his earlier assist by sending a low shot into the bottom corner in the 63rd.

Vardy gave Leicester hope in the 76th minute, pouncing from close-range to convert Pereira's cross in typically predatory fashion.


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