Tottenham threw away a one-goal lead against Leicester City to extend their eight-month wait for a win away from home in the Premier League, as goals from
It was a fast-paced start to the game at King Power Stadium and the hosts edged the number of chances that were created in the opening 15 minutes, with Leicester even seeing a goal from
Home fans firmly had a bee in their bonnet over the refereeing when Moussa Sissoko luckily escaped with just a yellow card after a two-footed tackle, and things went from bad to worse when Harry Kane brilliantly found a way past Kasper
Paulo Gazzaniga denied Leicester City’s big-game player Jamie Vardy shortly after the half-time, while Tottenham were then denied a second goal after the Video Assistant Referee’s intervention – penalising
That gave Leicester the boost they needed to get a deserved equaliser through Ricardo
Key Talking Point
After seeing an early goal ruled out for offside, Tottenham’s Sissoko escape a possible red card and most decisions go in favour of the visitors, the positive atmosphere during the pre-match build-up turned into a hostile one – something which often proves to be a make or break situation for the hosts.
Harry Kane’s opening goal only made things worse and the atmosphere that was Leicester City’s driving force during the early stages of the match started to work against them.
The atmosphere seemed to flip, however, when Serge Aurier’s strike was chalked off for a tight offside earlier in the move, something that gave the hosts the boost they needed to claw their way back into the match.
From then on, the home side were buoyant and after drawing level through
Starting XI: Schmeichel (7); Pereira (8), Evans (7), Soyuncu (8), Chillwell (7); Ndidi (7), Perez (7), Tielemans (7), Maddison (9*), Barnes (7); Vardy (7).
Substitutes: Praet (7), Gray (6),
He not only made an impact on the final result, but playmaker James Maddison once again made an impression against one of the biggest sides in the league with a stunning performance on Saturday.
I don’t care what anyone says James Maddison is a baller and he’s gonna be at a top team next year , he’s too good for Leicester ! #LEITOT
— Sean Pryde (@Pryde92) September 21, 2019
James Maddison is class…. absolute class what is he doing at Leicester the lad can play for any of EPL top teams
— Abdirizack maalim Ali hassan (@Abdirizaqhassa6) September 21, 2019
The 22-year-old was unplayable at times at King Power Stadium, picking out inch-perfect passes and gliding through Tottenham’s defence with ease.
It was always going to be a big ask for Leicester City given their recent record against Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but Maddison was the catalyst which ensured the hosts completed a stunning comeback against last season’s Champions League finalists.
Key Talking Point
A piece of individual class from Harry Kane wasn’t enough to get over the line against Leicester City, as defensively frail Tottenham
James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and even
Starting XI: Gazzaniga (6); Aurier (6), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (6), Rose (6); Ndombele (7), Sissoko (6), Winks (7), Lamela (7); Kane (8), Son (7).
Substitutes: Eriksen (7), Wanyama (6), Moura (6).
No prizes for guessing this one, as Tottenham once again needed star striker Harry Kane to give them even a glimmer of a chance of getting a result at the King Power Stadium.
Incredible goal by Harry Kane. Wonderful move that led up to it. #COYS
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) September 21, 2019
I’m sorry but if you don’t think Harry Kane is world class your clueless
— ✟Joshhhh (@Deanowfc) September 21, 2019
Kane’s improvised opener ultimately proved to be worthless in the grand scheme of things – other than improving his personal record against the Foxes – but the England international highlighted once again why he’s vital to turning Tottenham’s fortunes around this season.
Both sides will now break for Carabao Cup action in midweek, with Leicester City travelling to Luton Town, while Tottenham are also on the road to vColchester United.