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Leicester hit for six by Tottenham

Leicester City 1:6 Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 18 May 2017

City were swept aside by a rampant Tottenham at the KPS on Thursday night, as Harry Kane racked up four goals…

Criag Shakespeare made one change to his side, with Amartey replacing King in midfield, and Huth, Morgan and Drinkwater all on the injury list.
Spurs had the first chance of the night after 5 minutes when Kane played Son in, but Chilwell nipped in to divert his shot wide.
Three minutes later, Son found some room again but sent his shot well over.
A minute after this, Mahrez cruised through a group of four yellow shirts and set up Vardy, whose fierce shot went stright at Lloris.
In a lively end-to-end opening spell, Amartey then saw his shot from the edge of the area deflecting kindly for Lloris to make an easy save.
Spurs should have taken the lead after 15 minutes, but Son still hadn’t adjusted his sights and blazed over with only Schmeichel to beat.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 18 May 2017

Tottenham were in control of the game by the 20th minute, and Kane turned and delivered a curling effort that went narrowly wide.
The visitors took the lead in the 25th minute. A long ball down the right from Alderweireld saw Fuchs gambling on trying to reach it rather than running back. He didn’t and Son was in on goal, cutting back for Kane to find the net from close in.
Spurs continued to push forward and Schmeichel made a fine save to block an Alli header.
At the other end there were loud appeals for a penlty when Vardy was floored by  Alderweireld in the area, but Michael Oliver waved play on.
Spurs doubled their lead in the 36th minute. Alli flicked the ball over the City defence and the alert Son ran through to volley it home.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 18 May 2017

City were having a torrid time now, with Spurs well on top. Kane had a shot blocked and Schmeichel saved well from Dier, with no doubt as to which side were most pleased to hear the half time whistle.

Craig Shakespeare made a change at the break, bringing Slimani on for Okazaki, and City looked better in the early stages of the second half.
Benalouane headed a Mahrez corner over the bar, and Albrighton had a shot blocked.
City then pulled a goal back in the 59th minute. Lloris came racing well out of his goal to meet the advancing Vardy and the ball rebounded to Ndidi who squared to Chilwell.
Resisting the urge to take a first time shot at an unguarded goal, the youngster rounded a challenge on the edge of the area and cooly slotted the ball past the defender on the line.
City were back in the game now, but sadly this only lasted for three minutes.
Alderweireld delivered a cross from the right, Wanyama nodded back across goal from the far post and Kane headed home from three yards, to snuff out City’s revival.
Shakespeare made his second change bringing Gray on for Benalouane, and moving Amartey back into defence.
City fell further behind in the 70th minute when Son sidestepped his way past three defenders before finding the bottom right hand corner from the edge of the area.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 18 May 2017

Gray then sent Slimani in down the left but his shot went straight at Lloris who blocked at the near post.
Musa replaced Vardy with 12 minutes left, but City looked increasingly poor as the game entered the last ten minutes.
After several attempts Kane completed his hat trick in the 89th minute, firing a low shot through Simpson’s legs from the edge of the area.
And he wasn’t done yet, scoring an almost identical goal in the second minute of time added on to complete the six goal rout.

Craig Shakespeare summed up: “There are no positives. We were totally second-best.”
If he can pick his players up off the floor, a win against Bournemouth on Sunday could still see a top half finish from this bizarre season. It might be a big job.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane (Gray 66), Fuchs, Chilwell, Mahrez, Amartey, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki (Slimani 46), Vardy (Musa 78).
Subs Not Used: Kapustka, Zieler, Wasilewski, Moore.

Tottenham: Lloris, Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen, Sissoko (Nkoudou 90), Wanyama, Dembele (Lesniak 86), Davies, Alli, Son (Janssen 78), Kane.
Subs Not Used: Vorm, Eriksen, Wimmer, Shashoua.

Referee: M Oliver. Attendance: 31,351.

PHOTOS: Simon Kimber.

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Leicester’s instant reply earns a point against Spurs

Leicester City 1:1 Tottenham Hotspur

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City conceded an 81st minute goal only for Mahrez to hit back instantly against Tottenham at the KPS on Saturday…

Claudio Ranieri defied his Tinkerman nickname by naming an unchanged side again, with new signing Gökhan Inler stating on the bench. In stifling heatwave conditions Spurs had the first chance in the 9th minute when Dembélé made room for himself on the edge of the area before connecting well with a low shot which tested Schmeichel.

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Alderweireld then blocked an Okazaki shot, to the disappointment of his many Japanese fans in attendance.
In a good spell for City Albrighton cut inside from the left beating two defenders before sending his shot a yard over and then Mahrez sent Vardy haring down the right, but his cross evaded Okazaki and the chance was gone.

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Two minutes before the break there were big shouts for a penalty when Mahrez had his shirt tugged in the area by Vertonghen, but the ref waved play on.
Last season’s thorn in our side Harry Kane then miscued his first shot of the game so wide that it went for a throw-in.
After a half that had often been pedestrian, due to the conditions, with a drinks break being enforced, 0-0 was a fair reflection at half-time.

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Tottenham ran the game for a spell after the break, though chances for Chadli and Kane came to nothing. But then City went close when Mahrez wriggled in from the right and almost caught Lloris out at the near post, but struck the woodwork.
Ranieri then introduced Kanté and then Inhler for his debut to give City fresh impetus.
With the game balanced on a knife-edge Spurs seemed to have struck the killer blow with nine minutes remaining.
A good turn and run from Kane set up Chadli for a delicate cross from the left which found Alli unmarked at the far post for a diving header past Schmeichel.

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Tottenham’s extended celebrations in front of the big following in the corner may have backfired on them as City were in position and raring to go while they sauntered back.
Right from the kick-off Morgan launched a ball out to the right and Vardy rose to nod it into the path of Mahrez.
He cut inside his marker and found half a yard of space which allowed him to send a shot across Lloris and into the net
for his fourth goal in three games.
It was greeted by a huge roar from the sell-out home crowd, but the afternoon could have got even better moments later when a thumping Morgan header from a corner went straight into the chest of Lloris.
City had to be content with a point, and topped the Premier League for a third Saturday in a row…

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Drinkwater (Inler 80), Morgan, Huth, Vardy, King, Albrighton (Kanté 78), Schlupp, Okazaki, Mahrez (Ulloa 90). Subs Not Used: Kramarić, Fuchs, Benalouane, Schwarzer.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Mason (Bentaleb 88), Kane, Lamela (Alli 65), Dier, Dembélé (Carroll 77), Chadli, Davies. Subs Not Used: Rose, Vorm, Trippier, Onomah.
Referee: M Atkinson. Attendance: 31,971 (3,262 away).

ALL PHOTOS: Simon Kimber

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Leicester’s efforts in vain as Kane claims a matchball

Tottenham Hotspur 4:3 Leicester City

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City overcame a dreadful start to get themselves back into this game, but left White Hart Lane with nothing thanks to a Harry Kane hat-trick…

Nigel Pearson made three changes to his side, with Schmeichel returning after a four month injury lay-off, and Ulloa and Nugent in for Mahrez and Kramarić.
Spurs had to make a change after just three minutes. A Vardy charge down the left was flagged offside but Walker crashed into keeper Lloris, who had to be replaced by Vorm after lengthy treatment.
However, Spurs were ahead by the 6th minute. Townsend delivered a corner from the left and Dier flicked it on at the near post. It looked like a straightforward headed clearance for Upson before Schmeichel stretched to divert it and the ball dropped kindly for Kane who couldn’t miss from close in.
At the other end Nugent’s long-range swerving shot almost caught Vorm out, but it was the home side who added to the scoreline in the 13th minute. Walker’s cross from th eright was half-cleared by Huth into the path of Kane. His shot took a big deflection off the German defender’s chest and ended up in the back of the net.
A good save from Schmeichel diverted an Eriksen shot onto the post after he had unzipped City’s defence, and prevented Spurs from disappearing over the horizon.
Instead, it was City who got themselves back in contention in the 38th minute.
A James ball sent Nugent racing down the and right and he delivered a perfect cross for Vardy to slot home at the far post.
City were the better side by this stage: Rose had to put in a fine tackle to deny Nugent and then Ulloa headed over from a corner under no pressure.
City, with Wasilewski on for Upson, started the second half in the same vein. Ulloa, in on the right, picked out Nugent three yards out, but Walker managed to block his shot over the bar. From the resulting corner Morgan was given the freedom of the penalty area to nod the ball past Vorm and level the game.
City looked the more likely to take the lead at this stage, but Huth couldn’t direct his header on target from a James corner.
It was Spurs who got another slice of luck in the 63rd minute when Nugent and Rose collided in the penalty area. It looked like Rose had at least as much to do with the coming together as Nugent but Mike Dean pointed to the spot and Kane completed his first Premier League hat-trick from 12 yards.
Kane and then Chaldli should have made it 4-2, scooping chances over the bar, before Mahrez came on for Huth.
Although City were trying to press forward Tottenham struck again with 5 minutes remaining.
Schmeichel came out smartly to block an Eriksen effort, but Schlupp was ill-rewarded for charging back to help out and the ball cannoned off him and into the net.
Still City weren’t finished and Nugent battled through the Spurs defence before sending a precise shot past Vorm, but it was too late to make a difference.

To get nothing from such a decent performance was tough, but it is getting harder to see an escape route now.

Tottenham: Lloris (Vorm 3), Walker, Rose, Vertonghen, Dier, Townsend (Paulinho 58), Kane, Chadli, Eriksen, Mason, Bentaleb. Subs Not Used: Chiriches, Adebayor, Lamela, Davies.
Leicester: Schmeichel, Morgan, Huth (Mahrez 76), Upson (Wasilewski 46), De Laet, Cambiasso (King 85), James, Schlupp, Vardy, Ulloa, Nugent. Subs Not Used: Konchesky, Drinkwater, Schwarzer, Kramarić.

Referee: M Dean. Attendance: 35,950.

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