What a crazy game! Without playing particularly well, Spurs managed to earn for themselves another three precious points at the expense of a Leicester team that were arguably superior on the day but crucially failed to take their chances.
The slender half-time lead – from Davinson Sanchez’s first Spurs goal – came seriously under threat when a soft penalty was awarded to Leicester. Substitute Jamie Vardy decided to make the penalty his first kick of the game, from which Hugo Lloris pulled off a magnificent save to preserve Spurs’ advantage.
Minutes later, that lead would be doubled as Christian Eriksen found himself at the edge of the box and beat the Leicester keeper at his near post. Incredibly, from potentially losing their lead, Spurs had gone two goals ahead!
Vardy would subsequently atone for his penalty miss with a well-taken goal to half that Spurs lead and with stoppage time looming, Leicester looked good value to take at least a point from this game.
It was not to be as Son Heung-Min raced away from a Moussa Sissoko through ball to make it safe for Spurs. Manager Mauricio Pochettino punched the air in celebration, knowing that Leicester’s resistance had finally been broken.
Against the odds, Spurs had won three consecutive league matches to keep themselves in prime position for a top 4 finish while flirting with the fringes of the title race between Liverpool and Man City.
Special mention to Son, whose goals (3 in 3 games) have been vital to the Spurs cause. Definitely in the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, Son has risen to the challenge and has been Spurs’ best player in recent games.
No time to rest on our laurels as Borussia Dortmund visit on Wednesday!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!