Date published: Tuesday 28th November 2017 10:05
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were on target as Leicester earned an impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham at the King Power on Tuesday night.
The usual suspects were on the scoresheet – for both sides. Vardy gave Leicester an early lead which Mahrez extended just before half-time. Both goals were of the highest quality.
Harry Kane, who had a loan spell at Leicester as part of his development almost five years ago when the Foxes were in the Championship, pulled a goal back late on. It was his 11th in his last 10 matches against his old club.
Spurs were unable to rescue a point, though, and any chances they had of mounting another title challenge appear over as they could be 16 points behind leaders Manchester City come this time on Wednesday.
Leicester started on the front foot and put Tottenham under some early pressure. Three times in the opening two minutes Leicester tried to get Vardy in behind the Spurs defence but on each occasion the final ball was just lacking.
Wilfred Ndidi saw a low strike easily smothered by Hugo Lloris before Leicester captain Wes Morgan, making his 250th appearances for the club, had a header cleared from just in front of the goalline by Danny Rose.
Fourth time was a charm for Leicester and the 13th minute was unlucky for Tottenham as Vardy put the hosts ahead.