- Attendance 31,957
Tottenham take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Games won: 54
Games drawn: 21
Games lost: 35
Last 5 vs Leicester City
20 Jan 2016 – Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (W) 0-2 – FA Cup
29 Oct 2016 – Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City (D) 1-1 – Premier League
18 May 2017 – Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (W) 1-6 – Premier League
28 Nov 2017 – Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (L) 2-1 – Premier League
13 May 2018 – Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City (W) 5-4 – Premier League
Report by John Ellis
Another anti-social kick off time for the Spurs fans to endure. Spurs have now played a total of three Saturday night 7.45pm kick offs which must surely be more than any other club. Two in a matter of weeks plus two 5.30pm Saturday night matches is unfair on fans.
Having seen Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal win, the team were playing catch up.
Leicester had been a bit of a bogey side for Spurs in recent times but with Vardy injured and Mahrez having moved on, even with Kane and Eriksen rested, tonight was a somewhat of a stroll for Tottenham.
Excellent goals from Son and Dele catapulted Spurs back into the title race. As the season moves towards the half way stage, having played ten games away and only six at “home” and in being just six points off the top, the club are in the title mix.
The match itself though wasn’t a patch on the spectacle provided when these two teams last met and Spurs ran out 5-4 winners.
There were though some very good performances including from Sissoko, Dele, Son and Winks.
The defence looked so much stronger with the tried and tested partnership of Vertonghen and Alderweireld back in situ.
As in the midweek game against Southampton, with one eye on the must win mouthwatering midweek clash at the Nou Camp versus Barcelona, the team took their foot off the gas in the latter stages.
The upside of having had so many injuries, many players have had rests and should be fresh for the second half of the season. Considering there was such furore surrounding the club for not sighing any players during the summer, the squad has proved to be remarkably resilient.
The Spurs fans were in fine voice and were rewarded at the end of the match with Son, Sissoko and Dele handing their shirts over at the end of the match. It was a lovely gesture.
And so on to Barcelona… The players and fans will travel in good heart daring to dream of an unlikely victory which would create a miraculous recovery to finish Champions League Group runners up.
Tottenham Starting XI
Line-up will appear here shortly.