Jamie Vardy’s penalty and Toby Alderweireld’s own-goal propelled Leicester to a 2-Zero victory over Tottenham and as much as second within the Premier League, shifting forward of the north London membership on Sunday.
Tottenham’s once-blossoming title problem has faltered during the last eight days, with just one level collected by Jose Mourinho’s facet from three video games.
However Leicester, the shock 2016 title winner, is now solely 4 factors behind present defending champion Liverpool after 14 video games.
A primary half missing clear-cut probabilities ended with Vardy placing Leicester forward with the ultimate kick from the penalty spot in stoppage time after Tottenham defender Serge Aurier barged Wesley Fofana over.
Tottenham had an escape early within the second half when James Justin’s lengthy ball excessive was artfully introduced down by James Maddison earlier than netting — just for VAR to identify a good offside.
However Leicester was gifted a second on the hour when Vardy’s header throughout aim was deflected into his personal internet by Alderweireld, who was underneath no strain.
It enabled Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers — appointed academy coach at Chelsea in 2004 when Mourinho was first-team supervisor – to assert a primary victory over his mentor of their eighth encounter.
Two weeks after Tottenham beat Arsenal in entrance of two,000 followers, the north London stadium’s stands had been closed once more — after solely being open for 2 video games — on account of tighter coronavirus restrictions being re-imposed within the capital.