Around ten minutes after James Maddison had a goal disallowed against Tottenham, Leicester extended their lead against Spurs in the 58th minute of this afternoon’s intriguing Premier League clash.
Marc Albrighton whipped in a dangerous cross from the right flank, leaving Jamie Vardy to duel with Moussa Sissoko in the air.
Vardy’s header went awry, which isn’t surprising given the tight pressure from Sissoko, but in a nightmare moment it floated square and was turned into the back of the net by Toby Alderweireld.
The ball struck Alderweireld’s knee and went over the line, Hugo Lloris had absolutely no time to react to the change in the ball’s flight and Jose Mourinho’s men found themselves 2-0 down.
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LEICESTER DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! ?
Alderweireld can’t get out of the way of Vardy’s header and directs it past Hugo Lloris.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 20, 2020
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It’s safe to say that a draw against Palace, defeat of this nature to the Foxes – after a loss to Liverpool on Wednesday – will massively deflate Spurs’ early hopes of challenging for the title this season.