Spurs keep the pressure on thanks to Son’s brace

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Report

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways by seeing off Leicester City in N17 to keep alive their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish.

Spurs endured a nervy opening to the contest. Leicester’s Patson Daka hit the foot of a post before Harry Kane opened the scoring for the home side midway through the opening period.

The England skipper profiting following a Son flag-kick to break the deadlock.

Harry Kane heads Tottenham in front against Leicester City (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Tottenham added a second on the hour. Cristian Romero used brut force to win his duel with Caglar Soyuncu and provide Dejan Kulusevski the opportunity to skip clear and tee up Son, who made no mistake.

The South Korean superstar bagged the Lilywhites third eleven minutes from time, curling a wonderful effort beyond Kasper Schmeichel – Kulusevski, again the architect.

Iheanacho’s strike was too little too late for the Foxes: “It was a good performance against a really good team,” Spurs boss Antonio Conte enthused. 

“The game wasn’t easy, and we knew very well that despite them making eight changes from the last game against Roma, you could see the quality, you can see the squad that Leicester has. 

“I think in the game we started well, and then we were lucky when they hit the post, but after this, we scored with Harry and then I think we created many chances to improve the final result. I think then we deserved to win the game.

The Italian added: “For sure, we got three points in an important moment of the season, especially because in the next games we are going to face first Liverpool and then Arsenal. 

“Today it was vital to get three points. There is only one result and a lot of pressure, but I said to my players to live this moment, to enjoy this moment because we deserved it after really great work that we did in these six months. 

“I think no one at the start of the season could imagine Tottenham challenging for a place in the Champions League, especially in November when there was a change, and for this reason, we have to be satisfied that we stay in this position to fight for a big achievement.”

Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Saturday, May 7 when they face Liverpool at Anfield (5:30pm).

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (Capt), Romero, Dier, Davies, Royal, Bentancur (Winks 82′), Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Lucas (Kulusevski 55′), Kane, Son (Bergwijn 82′) Subs not used: Gollini (GK), Rodon, Sanchez, Craig, White, Scarlett

Leicester City: Schmeichel (Capt), Castagne, Amartey, Soyuncu, Albrighton, Soumare (Brunt 67′), Mendy, Perez (Tielemans 76′), Thomas, Iheanacho, Daka (Vardy 67′) Subs not used: Ward (GK), Justin, Fofana, Barnes, Choudhury, Lookman

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistants: Marc Perry and Timothy Wood

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

VAR: Jarred Gillett

Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick

Attendance: 59,482


Brian Jeeves

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