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Leicester City 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Three Things We Learned

Jamie Jones in Editorial, English Premier League 24 May 2021

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Leicester City suffered a 4-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes headed into the game knowing that they needed to win to stand a chance of finishing in the top four.

Brendan Rodgers’s side missed out on the Champions League places last season on the final day of the campaign, and history repeated itself.

Although Jamie Vardy scored two goals from the penalty spot for the former Premier League champions, Spurs found the back of the net as many as four times.

Gareth Bale, on loan from Real Madrid, scored twice for Tottenham, as Leicester – who are rated at 3/1 by Betfair to finish in the top four next season – were consigned to the Europa League.

This is what we learned from the match on Sunday:

Harry Kane is leaving

Harry Kane has already said that he wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur. The striker was hugging each of his Spurs teammates after the match against Leicester. It was very emotional, and it did seem that the England international striker was playing with them for the final time. It is now very likely that the 27-year-old will be at a different club next season.

Leicester City need to get the job done early

Just like last season, Leicester City blew their chance of finishing in the Premier League top four on the final day of the season. However, the damage was done before yesterday. A 1-1 draw with Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium and a 4-2 defeat to Newcastle United at home were not the type of results that manager Rodgers would have expected.

Gareth Bale needs to be more consistent

Bale scored twice against Leicester. The Wales international winger’s performance was very encouraging as well. However, the Madrid-owned star has not always played well and could not be consistent. It is unlikely that Bale will be back at Tottenham for another loan spell next season.


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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