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Tottenham Keep Pace with League Leaders


7Dnews London

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:19 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur stayed on the heels of Manchester City and Liverpool after beating Leicester City 3-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday February 10th. Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min gave the north London side a victory to keep their slim title hopes alive.

Leicester started the game on the front foot as Harry Maguire scored with a header in the ninth minute from a free-kick curled in by James Maddison.  

The breakthrough came in the 33rd minute when Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez scored with a header from teammate Christian Eriksen's cross. The goal stood despite Sanchez looking offside. 

The visitors pushed for an equaliser before the end of the first half when Youri Tielemans, making his debut, shot from a tight angle to force Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris into a save. Half time score: Tottenham 1 Leicester 0. 

After the break, Fernando Llorente - who is covering the absence of injured star-striker Harry Kane - headed over the bar. Soon after, Demarai Gray put a free header straight at Lloris. 

The Foxes won a penalty after Maddison was fouled by Jan Vertoghnen in the box. Second-half substitute Jamie Vardy's tame penalty was saved by Lloris. Soon after Christian Eriksen punished Leicester as he doubled Spurs lead after he fired past Schmeichel with a powerful shot from outside the box. The away side missed a number of chances to get on the scoresheet as Harvey Barnes clear shot at goal was saved by the goalie.  

The Leicester striker finally made up for his missed penalty as he succeeded in scoring from a low cross by Ricardo Pereira in the 76th minute. Claudio Puel's men pushed for an equaliser as both Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho missed chances to level the score. As Leicester threw bodies forward they were left exposed at the back and unable to recover as Son raced through to secure all three points for Mauricio Pochettino's side in injury time. Final score: Tottenham 3 Leicester City 1. Next for Spurs, a Champions League test against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.