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Leicester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Three Things We Learned

Jamie Jones in Editorial, English Premier League 11 Feb 2023

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Leicester City hammered Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Foxes were the better side from start to finish and deservedly picked up all three points from the encounter against Antonio Conte’s side.

Leicester were 3-1 up at half time and found the back of the net again in the second period to secure the win.

Uruguay international midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur put Tottenham in the lead in the 14th minute when he diverted home Victor Kristiansen’s sliced clearance.

Nampalys Mendy restored parity for Leicester midway through the first half when he crashed a first-time screamer into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Then just moments later, Wout Faes’s tackle on Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane on halfway ricocheted into the path of Kelechi Iheanacho, who squared for James Maddison to score.

Tottenham and England international. defender Eric Dier stood off Iheanacho, who stroked a shot into the bottom corner for Leicester’s third goal of the game in first-half injury time.

Then on 81 minutes, Harvey Barnes made it 4-1 to the home team wen he slotted home from James Maddison’s pass.

The result means that Leicester are now 13th in the Premier League table with 24 points from 22 matches, as many as six points above the relegation zone.

As for Spurs, the North London club are currently fifth in the standings with 39 points from 23 matches.

Tottenham are two points behind fourth-placed Newcastle United, who have played 22 games.

Conte’s side will take on AC Milan away from home at San Siro in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening and can be backed at 9/1 on Betfair to win the match 2-1.

This is what we learned from Leicester’s win against Tottenham on Saturday:

Leicester City are back

Leicester City are on fire at the moment, and the fans can now rest assured that they will not go down to the Championship at the end of the season. Brendan Rodgers’s side are playing the way now that we are used to seeing them play, and tey are scoring goals galore. The Foxes beat Aston Villa 4-2 away from home at Villa Park in the Premier League last weekend and it came after a 1-0 victory over Walsall away from home in the fourth round of the FA Cup. It came after a 2-2 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

Pedro Porro needs to do better

Pedro Porro had a really bad game for Tottenham Hotspur. Now, of course, it was his debut for Spurs following his move in the January transfer window, but he really struggled, especially defensively. Leicester found it easy on his side, as James Maddison and Hervey Barnes had a field day. The 23-year-old Spain international was defensively found out. Now, he did try to march forward, but it is defensively that he needs to do better.

Tottenham Hotspur could struggle for top four

While Tottenham Hotspur are still very much in the race for the Premier League top four, we should not be surprised if they eventually fail to do so. Manchester City and Arsenal are pretty much certain to finish in the top two. So, that leaves Newcastle United. Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the running for the final UEFA Champions League spots. Perhaps Brentford, Fulham and Brighton and Hove Albion could even make a late run for glory. Manchester United have progressed a lot under head coach Erik ten Hag, and there is still a very good chance that they could make a late push for the Premier League title. Newcastle are very strong defensively and are also consistent. We should not be surprised if Spurs eventually miss out on the top four.


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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