After a 6-2 defeat earlier this season, Leicester City got their revenge against Tottenham Hotspur today. Leicester defeated Spurs 4-1 at King Power Stadium. It was a brilliant performance by everyone on the pitch. They played strong the whole game, especially in the first half when they managed to score three goals.
The foxes almost ran the same lineup as they did against Aston Villa. Danny Ward was put in goal as the backline in front of him consisted of the pit bull; Victor Kristiansen, Wout Faes, Harry Souttar, and Timothy Castagne. James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall remained in the midfield as they were joined by Nampalys Mendy this time instead of Youri Tielemans. Kelechi Iheanacho was the main man up front as Harvey Barnes and Tete joined him on the attack out on the wings.
Spurs made a significant change right away as Ben Forster started in between the sticks instead of the injured Hugo Lloris. Ben Davies, Eric Dier, and Japhet Tanganga were the defensive back line. Their midfield consisted of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur as Pedro Porro made his debut out wide as right mid. Ivan Perisic was the left midfielder. Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski were out wide as the star; Harry Kane was the sole striker up top.
The first half started off poor for LCFC. In the 12’ Tottenham crossed in a corner that Kristiansen cleared beautifully over the post. However, the second attempt did not go as well for the pit bull. Perisic crossed it in and the leftback tapped it right to Bentancur who slotted it in the back of the net.
This is when the foxes got hungry. Mendy scored his first-ever goal with Leicester City with an absolute worldie in the 22’. A failed corner attempt would have the ball bounce to Mendy who nailed it top right bins. Just two minutes later Spurs would lose the ball in the midfield. The ball would get passed to Iheanacho who passed the ball to Maddison inside the box. Maddison then drilled it past Foster to give Leicester a 2-1.
Then, when we thought the half was over, Souttar would pass a ball to Iheanacho. The in-form striker would take Dier on one on one and nail the shot past Foster. LCFC would end the half with a 3-1 lead.
The East Midlands team was all about possession in the second half. They kept moving the ball around smartly and wanted to make sure Tottenham would not get back into the game. Barnes scored a beautiful goal in the 69’ however, it was called back by VAR for the slimmest of margins.
However, Barnes got his revenge in the 81’ when he scored a goal almost identical to Iheanacho’s. He took on Dier one on one and slotted the goal into the bottom corner. Leicester would end up winning this game 4-1.