Tottenham 3, Leicester 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers had his head on the game vs. Roma and in that considering the chances of a win away to Tottenham as it all would have been a struggle even with the best team possible and with a massive chance to pick up injuries a full range of changes were done to the line-up.

A side was fielded with no hope for a win but still a good shift for those being involved but sadly this showed why it is so important to peak every performance to get something in Premier League.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and James Maddison were both absent with injuries. Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy were both on the bench, giving a seldom start to Bouba Soumare alongside Papy Mendy but to believe this would be solid and concrete vs. Spurs might too much.

As we predicted Tottenham came out in full speed and their opening goal was a nice one from Harry Kane. First half ebbed out with a 1-0 lead to Spurs as they were the dominating team.

Some half chances and a bit of use of that possession, but no goals in the first half as it was a team that evolved in different parts of the game, but still not that agression that is needed to score a goal and getting even.

Leicester had to start a bit more offensive 2nd half and instead of scoring they opened up space for Tottenham, who used that advantage to score again. One fantastic goal from Son Hueng-min.

One hour had gone when this goal settled the game and as we did believe it would be a difficult day and it was not finished with Son again eager to bring more goals to the table scoring 3-1 in the 79th minute.

Leicester came back with a good solo act from Kelechi Iheanacho who scored from distance with a neat and direct shot well placed down in the post corner. A bit of a satisfactory to see this goal from Kelechi as he had something to celebrate in a season that has been a huge dissappointment for the Nigerian international.

Looking at the game in a bit of perspective you would wonder what Leicester did with all of their possession again we have seen a team with the ball, not able to use this to their advantage, a grand aciles heal for Brendan Rodgers and his way of playing football as it does seldom result in very much.

We certainly hope that a more aggressive approach in the press and going forward will result in more as Roma are next, we will pray for that to happen.

  • Positives
    • Kelechi Iheanacho scoring a nice goal
    • Not being totally played out by Spurs
    • No fresh injuries as the game against Roma is first priority
    • Lewis Brunt getting his first team league debut
  • Negatives:
    • Not able to use possession to any type of advantage
    • Letting in three goals
    • Yellow card to Amartey, Thomas and Albrighton
    • Not able to defend as well as we should
    • Playing a three in the back is risky against such type of opposition

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 5, Amartey 5, Castagne 5, Soyuncu 5, Soumare 5, Mendy 6, Perez 5, Daka 5, Iheanacho 7, Albrighton 5, Thomas 5, Subs: Brunt, Vardy, Tielemans

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kelechi Ihenacho

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 39 / 61
  • Corners: 7 / 3
  • Shots on target: 7 / 2
  • Fouls: 13 / 8

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