Leicester beats Tottenham 2-0 to go second in Premier League


By: AP |

December 20, 2020 10:19:03 pm

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes have a good time after Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld scored an personal purpose and Leicester City’s second (Source: Reuters)

Jamie Vardy’s penalty and Toby Alderweireld’s own-goal propelled Leicester to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham and up to second in the Premier League, transferring forward of the north London membership on Sunday.

Tottenham’s once-blossoming title problem has faltered over the past eight days, with just one level collected by Jose Mourinho’s facet from three video games.

But Leicester, the shock 2016 title winner, is now solely 4 factors behind present defending champion Liverpool after 14 video games.

A primary half missing clear-cut probabilities ended with Vardy placing Leicester forward with the ultimate kick from the penalty spot in stoppage time after Tottenham defender Serge Aurier barged Wesley Fofana over.

Tottenham had an escape early in the second half when James Justin’s lengthy ball excessive was artfully introduced down by James Maddison earlier than netting _ just for VAR to spot a good offside.

But Leicester was gifted a second on the hour when Vardy’s header throughout purpose was deflected into his personal internet by Alderweireld, who was below no stress.

It enabled Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers _ appointed academy coach at Chelsea in 2004 when Mourinho was first-team supervisor – to declare a primary victory over his mentor in their eighth encounter.

Two weeks after Tottenham beat Arsenal in entrance of two,000 followers, the north London stadium’s stands had been closed once more _ after solely being open for 2 video games _ due to tighter coronavirus restrictions being re-imposed in the capital.

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