Tottenham 0, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

Pleasing to see that Brendan Rodgers decided to play his best system and selecting a well balanced team in a 4-3-3, or if you like 4-5-1. The system that the squad is build around was perfectly selected and the players are set up in a way that they work best.

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To play Tottenham away is a difficult task, and especially after a defeat at home. But to see a team so much in balance, giving Marc Albrighton a starting place, makes it all come to sense. Wilfred Ndidi was back in midfield and Jonny Evans again available and also seeing Timothy Castagne back in the line-up was pleasing.

With a player like James Justin in the team, so adaptable and at such a young age be able to play at both full back positions and even doing well in a central role, makes it easy for Brendan Rodgers. Leicester had pushed their team a bit further up the field, and the pressure put on Tottenham made it an excellent maneuver as it was possible to keep Son and Kane silent.

There were chances both ways, but it was a VAR situation towards the end of first half that made it possible for Leicester City to take the lead, and it was a correct decision of the incident seeing Wesley Fofana knocked down inside the penalty area.

Jamie Vardy converted easily from the spot, sending Lloris in the wrong direction and placing the ball in the centre. Leicester City had a perfect advantage going out in the 2nd half, and taking the lead is always great as it makes it “the better teams” more desperate.

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A perfect James Justin pass found James Maddison and he scored a great goal, but again correctly stopped by VAR, an offside is an offside, no matter how few inches you are from being onside, so sadly the goal wasn’t allowed after just three minutes into the 2nd half.

But new chances appearead and a perfect pass from Marc Albrighton found a lively Jamie Vardy inside the penalty box. Vardy went for the header and via Toby Alderweireld it went in, what a fantastic feeling, 2-0 up after 59 minutes, just crazy.

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After this it was a bit silent and the game moved back and forward until the end as Leicester City made a historical record, taking 18 points from their last 7 games on the road, not seen before and to be very proud off.

Leicester City are now 2nd in the table, and still the home form has been a bit of a problem, makes everything look a bit crazy, but today Brendan Rodgers deserves great credit for going back to a system that suits this squad and really worked fantastically well, well done!

  • Positives
    • Winning away v. Spurs for the first time since the 2015/16 season
    • Jamie Vardy, what a player, he is just top of the pyramid
    • Wilfred Nididi, just bowing, thank you, what a performance
    • Scoring two goals, almost three
    • Fantastic save from Kasper Schmeichel, keeping a clean sheet
    • Brendan Rodgers, turning back to basics, please let it continue
    • Timothy Castagne and Daniel Amartey both back in action
    • Brendan Rodgers finally winning against a Jose Mourinho team
    • Jamie Vardy scoring away to Spurs at three different arenas!
  • Negatives:
    • Jamie Vardy, hopefully he will back in action for the next game
    • Albrighton and Ndidi picking up yellow cards
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Castagne 7, Justin 8, Evans 7, Fofana 8, Maddison 7, Tielemans 7, Nididi 9, Vardy 9, Barnes 7, Albrighton 8 Subs: Iheanacho, Praet, Amartey
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Jamie Vardy

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 56 / 44
  • Corners: 5 / 3
  • Shots on target: 3 / 4
  • Fouls: 15 / 14

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