Leicester boss Puel happy Spurs looking at Maddison

Lynette Rowe
February 11, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham's fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race with a 3-1 win over Leicester on Sunday. I told Michael Oliver.

A key turning point came on the hour when Jamie Vardy missed a penalty for Leicester with his first touch of the game. I think we are such nice people. Frustratingly for Leicester fans, those two impressive results aside, they have lost five of their last six games in all competitions, including defeats to Newport, Cardiff and Southampton.

His effort was poor, easily saved by Hugo Lloris.

Jurgen Klopp's men maintain the advantage of a game in hand, but handed a reprieve by Liverpool's draws against Leicester and West Ham in recent weeks, City look determined to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.

Son has now become the fourth Spurs player to be booked for diving this season and, when Pochettino was asked whether his side are being unfairly targeted, he replied: "I don't understand why, if that's what you say". Today will be the last time I say this message.

Asked whether he was pleased to see Vardy taking the penalty, Pochettino said: "Now, yes, but more than the mistake of whoever shot, it was a massive save from my keeper".

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Tottenham went ahead through Sanchez who scored his first goal for the London club by meeting Eriksen's whipped cross with a diving header in the 33rd minute.

"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty".

Leicester's positive start to the second half brought a golden opportunity to equalise with their 60th minute penalty.

Vardy made up for his earlier miss by tapping in from close range to cut the hosts' lead 14 minutes from the final whistle. Ricardo Pereira - who conceded possession in the build-up to Marcus Rashford's goal at the King Power Stadium last week - gave away the ball near his own box, allowing Fernando Llorente to set up Eriksen to fire beyond Schmeichel from 20 yards out.

But Son had the last word in the 90th minute as the winger raced clear to slot past Schmeichel for his 15th goal of the season.

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