Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

Tanya Simon
February 11, 2019

Maddison was set to take the penalty, but with Vardy already readying himself to come on, Claude Puel opted to send the striker on for Demarai Gray to take the spot-kick.

Tottenham will now turn their attention to the Champions League, with the first leg of their last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund taking place on Wednesday.

Raheem Sterling started and ended the scoring and Ilkay Gundogan also netted in the first quarter of the game as City ended what could have been a testing week with a trip to Everton in between the visits of Arsenal and Chelsea with maximum points. It was the same referee but I don't know how he has measured the situation. "We are nice people".

'It is unbelievable. I am more relaxed because we won the game but so disappointed with the situation because everyone wants to talk about different clubs or players but do you think we are a team that is trying to cheat the referee? "It was an even game - we conceded more than we usually concede - but I think the victory is fair", he told reporters at his post-match press conference. "I said to him if he felt OK he can take the penalty, but it's not just the penalty that cost us".

Pochettino's men channelled their frustration into a sustained assault on the Leicester goal.

And this was their worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling's fourth-minute opener.

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But they were behind on 33 minutes when Sanchez headed Eriksen's cross past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from just inside the six yard box.

Mauricio Pochettino's side took the lead through Sanchez's first half header, but they were indebted to Lloris for keeping out Jamie Vardy's spot-kick after the interval at Wembley. Davinson Sanchez had scored his first goal for Tottenham to give...

A rapid exchange of passes opened up a chance for Maddison, prompting Jan Vertonghen to rashly bundle over the midfielder.

Tottenham made the most of their escape as Eriksen doubled the lead three minutes later.

Llorente pounced on Pereira's poor clearance and teed up Eriksen for a superb strike from the edge of the area for his first goal since January 1. But they did get one back on 73 minutes, Tielemans finding Pereira down the right and his low cross was poked in from close range by Vardy.

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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