- Vardy opened the scoring in the first half with a glorious finish
- Mahrez doubled the home side’s lead just before half time
- Spurs now only won three of last eight games in all competitions
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Leicester had Jamie Vardy to thank tonight, as the England international helped the Foxes on their way to a win at home to Premier League giants Spurs.
Vardy opened the scoring in the 13th minute for Claude Puel’s side, as the 30-year-old brilliantly lobbed the ball over Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal to put his side 1-0 up.
Mahrez then made it two just minutes before half time, as the Algerian international cut in from the right before unleashing an unstoppable strike to put the Foxes two goals up.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side halved the deficit in the 79th minute, after Erik Lamela put Harry Kane through before the England ace hammered the ball home to leave the score at 2-1.
Player of the Match
Leicester ace Marc Albrighton will take most of the plaudits tonight, as the former Aston Villa winger absolutely ran the show for the Foxes tonight.
The former Premier League winner covered every blade of grass tonight, as his tireless work ethic gave his side a big helping hand in his side’s pursuit of three points against Pochettino’s side..
This tweet shows just how good Albrighton played this evening
We were hanging on at the end but that was a good and satiafying win. Albrighton is looking back at his best and Iborra oozes quality. Good goals from Mahrez and Vardy too
— Jamie Martin (@jaymartin17) November 28, 2017
Flop of the Match
Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko didn’t have the best of games tonight, as the former Newcastle ace failed to make an impact before he was subbed on in the second half.
The France international did nothing to help his cause tonight, with the player being dragged off by Pochettino in the second half for his lacklustre performance.
This reaction gives a good reflection on how Lloris played tonight
Pretty certain Sissoko isn't even a footballer. It's like his brain and feet aren't connected.
— Roy T Whale (@RoyTWhale) November 28, 2017
Stat of the Match
Leicester must hate playing Kane at this point!
11 – Harry Kane has scored 11 goals in all competitions against Leicester City – four more than he's scored against any other side. Hunt. pic.twitter.com/eEzShaR25u
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 28, 2017
Leicester: Schmeichel 7, Simpson 7, Morgan 6, Maguire 7, Chilwell 7, Mahrez 7, Ndidi 7, Iborra 7, Albrighton 8, Okazaki 6, Vardy 7 / Subs: Gray 6, Choudhury 6, Slimani 6
Spurs: Lloris 5, Aurier 6, Sanchez 6, Vertonghen 6, Rose 8, Dier 6, Alli 6, Sissoko 6, Eriksen 6, Dembele 6, Kane 7 / Subs: Llorente 6, Son 6, Lamela 7
These fans were pretty critical about Spurs’ title chances after tonight’s loss
Spurs already out of the title race
— Giulio (@giuliotuzzolino) November 28, 2017
2-1 to Leicester City,Spurs are definitely out of the title race.
— Ronald Michael James (@Romija54) November 28, 2017
Be a bad season for Spurs if they can’t apply pressure this year…
— Rob Davis (@Rob__Davis) November 28, 2017
Whilst this fan summed up Pochettino’s side’s performance perfectly
Another rubbish performance from Spurs, Ali and eriksen putting in way to many bad performances of late,and why was son not starting, #investinjanuary
— Jack evans (@Jack_Evs11) November 28, 2017