Leicester 2-3 Tottenham – 3 things we learned: The future and the bad

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Leicester City team (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

Last night, Leicester City played hosts to Tottenham Hotspur in the Foxes’ first Premier League game of 2022 as they hoped to continue their good home form. Instead, they produced a nightmare in one of the most painful results in recent years.

After battling through a barrage of Spurs attacks in the first half – including two fantastic goal-line clearances from Luke Thomas and Marc Albrighton – Leicester hit their opponents on the counter, resulting in the returning Patson Daka to score his third Premier League goal. The Spurs pressure eventually told and, in the 38th minute, Harry Kane scored his obligatory goal against Leicester – his 18th goal against them in 19 games.

The second half saw a much more attacking side to Leicester, and super-sub-Harvey Barnes assisted in his first involvement in the game as James Maddison scored again, his form showing no sign of stopping. Scoring in the 76th, the Foxes only needed to defend for 14 minutes and any added time. They did so until, after 5 minutes of added time, Spurs scored a heart-breaking equaliser 8 seconds from full time.

At 2-2 it was frustrating, but the Foxes had been the second-best team in the contest and had still gotten a point. The equaliser would be a dent, but not a disaster.

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