Spurs thumped by Foxes

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – The King Power Stadium – Report

Leicester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-1 thumping as hosts Leicester City came from behind and ran riot in a one-sided encounter at the King Power Stadium.

This proved to be a stunning defeat for the North Londoners who a week previously had overcome title contenders Manchester City thanks to Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal.

Indeed, the Lilywhites looked set to enhance their top-four credentials when Rodrigo Bentancur gave them the lead just before the fifteen-minute mark.

But it was all downhill for Tottenham from then on. Nampalys Mendy and James Maddison turned the game around with two goals in as many minutes midway through teh opening half.

Kelechi Iheanacho made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time. Tottenham’s race was already run and they conceded a fourth when Maddison added his second nine minutes from time to conclude a miserable return to the dugout for Antonio Conte.

The result leaves Tottenham in fifth place, three points off the top four. The North Londoners now turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League where they face AC Milan at the San Siro Stadium on Tuesday, February 14 (8pm) in a Round of Sixteen first-leg tie.

Leicester City: Ward, Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen, Dewsbury-Hall, Mendy (Ndidi 69′), Tete (Praet 77′), Maddison (Capt), (Ricardo 87′), Barnes, Iheanacho (Vardy 77′) Subs not used: Soyuncu, Amartey, Daka, Iversen, Thomas

Tottenham Hotspur: Forster, Tanganga (Sanchez 75′), Dier, Davies, Pedro Porro (Royal 75′), Hojbjerg, Bentancur (Sarr 65′), Perisic (Richarlison 76′), Kulusevski (Danjuma’), Son, Kane (Capt) Subs not used: Austin, Lenglet, Skipp, Lucas

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Assistants: Matthew Wilkes and Wade Smith

Fourth Official: Keith Stroud 

VAR: Mike Dean

Assistant VAR: Richard West


Brian Jeeves

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