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Tottenham easily beat Leicester in the English Premier League

BrotherHarry Kane and Son Heung-min both scored to help Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 in round 35, taking fourth place in the Premier League.

Tottenham has the same 19 wins as Chelsea, and is five points behind the opponent. Teacher and coach Antonio Conte rose to fourth place, before Arsenal were the guests of West Ham in Sunday’s latest game. The race for the top 4 is more intense when Chelsea stumbles before Everton This round and in theory can be only three points ahead of Arsenal when the three teams play 34 games together.

Tottenham won 19, lost 11 after 34 matches played in the Premier League.  Photo: Sky

Tottenham won 19, lost 11 after 34 matches played in the Premier League. Image: Sky

Leicester no longer has a specific goal in the Premier League. They are focusing on the Conference League semi-finals, meeting Roma in the middle of next week. Coach Brendan Rodgers therefore replaced seven positions to keep the strength of the pillars. But, the away team entered the game better when splitting Tottenham’s attack early in the first half, then speeding up the counterattack to have two dangerous shots from Ayoze Perez and Patson Daka. Perez kicked into the net from a tight angle, and Daka hit the post in just 15 minutes.

Tottenham’s defense was clumsy in the first few minutes, letting Leicester down the line in succession. In the 16th minute, Albrighton stretched from the right corner, making it difficult for Romero to block in front of Daka’s boot. The host played better after 20 minutes of play, thanks to the mobility of Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Sessegnon. Leicester – one of the three teams with the fewest clean sheets in the Premier League – began to show errors in defense from the middle of the first half.

In the 22nd minute, from a messy phase, midfielder Davies caught a volley in the penalty area and brought the ball to the Leicester defender to hit the bar. At the next corner, Son Heung-min hang the ball for Harry Kane Headed into the near corner to open the score. Kane’s 17th goal after 14 meetings with Leicester. This is the second-best scoring by a player against a Premier League opponent, after 20 goals from Alan Shearer against Leeds.

Nearly 10 minutes after opening the scoring, Kane missed the opportunity to face Kasper Schmeichel. The England striker stole the ball from Nampalys Mendy’s slightly immature cross, but hit the Danish goalkeeper. The visitors did not have many chances to finish in the second half of the first half. They only attracted attention a few times with the long shots of Perez and Iheanacho.

Son Heung-min scored twice with his left foot, both of which were difficult shots.  Photo: Sky

Son Heung-min scored twice with his left foot, both of which were difficult shots. Image: Sky

The second half took place at a higher pace, when Leicester raised their squad to find an equalizer, opening up spaces for Tottenham. The host is sharp in the attack phase. In the 60th minute, the substitute Dejan Kulusevski created an assist for Son Heung-min to manage in the penalty area and then launched a sinking kick to the far corner to double the difference. The South Korean striker maintains his status as Tottenham’s top scorer this season, with an average of one goal every 141 minutes.

Tottenham kicked slowly after taking a two-goal lead but still had chances from speedy counter-attacks. After Kane and Son Heung-min missed difficult finishing situations from a tight angle, the home team got a third goal in the 79th minute. Receiving a pass from Kulusevki outside the penalty area, Son Heung-min took a step, then cut his heart. with the left foot to put the ball into the high corner. Schmeichel flew to his full height but couldn’t touch the ball.

The 10th goal with Son Heung-min’s left foot in the Premier League this season. He is the second player to score 10 or more goals with his non-dominant foot in a single season, after Kane in the 2017-2018 season. The 29-year-old striker maintains the opportunity to compete for the top scorer with Mohamed Salah when he was three goals behind his opponent.

Son Heung-min’s masterpiece put an end to Leicester, despite the two pillars Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans of the away team came on midway through the second half. In the last minutes, coach Rodgers’ teachers and students created two scoring opportunities. In the 88th minute, Vardy headed near the wall to the far corner to send the ball down the vertical post. In the extra minutes, Iheanacho sank from a distance of more than 20 meters to reduce the score to 1-3.

This victory helps Tottenham increase the chance to occupy the top 4 position. But, they have a difficult schedule in the remaining four rounds. Next weekend, coach Conte’s teachers and students will be guests of Liverpool, and then receive rival Arsenal at home. Tottenham also met Burnley, the team that was thirsty for relegation points, in the penultimate round.


Tottenham: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur (Winks 82′), Sessegnon, Moura (Kulusevski 55′), Kane, Son Heung Min (Bergwijn 82′)

Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Amartey, Thomas, Mendy, Soumare (Brunt 67′), Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez (Tielemans 76′), Daka (Vardy 67′)

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