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 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.

Soccer News

via BBC Sport – Football

February 10, 2019 at 07:39AM


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