Spurs 6, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers made changes to his line-up from the game vs. Brighton. Patson Daka kept his place on top, playing alongside Barnes and Maddison. Wilfred Ndidi returned to midfield. Wout Faes made his debut. Timothy Castagne also returned to the starting eleven.

Danny Ward was the preferred goalkeeper despite his tragic start to his season. This became another nightmare day for the Wales international.

Again a bright start from Leicester. After just 6 minutes taking the lead from a Youri Tielemans penalty. His first attempt was saved by Hugo Lloris. Lloris left the goalline too early and Tielemans got a second chance.

But as we have seen so many times before this season lights goes down and defensive mistakes can again take the blame for Tottenham getting back just 2 minutes later with an easy header from Harry Kane. Leicester defense and goalkeeper totally outplayed.

Leicester again showed lack of understanding when Eric Dier in the 21st minute scored from a set piece. A nice header from the England international stunned the Leicester defense as they had no idea how to stop the attempt.

Leicester then showed great courage. A great volley shot from James Maddison made it 2-2 in the 41st minute. Leicester were level after the first half.

2nd half started badly. Wilfred Ndidi lost the ball inside his own half, Spurs makes the most out of it, Bentancur scored the goal, Spurs are 3-2 up.

From this moment Leicester crashed and when Brendan Rodgers decided to expose his team even more bringing on Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho replacing Patson Daka and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall everything became very difficult.

Spurs went from 3-2 to 6-2 from the 73rd minute and out. Heung Min Son made the most of his time on the field coming on as a second half sub. He made up for his lack of goals so far, scored three and in real man of the match.

Antonio Conte had the upper hand and with a clever game plan managed to bring all three points home. Again an optemistic start from Leicester ended in defeat. But surely getting anything from a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will always be seen as a grand bonus.

Hugo Lloris showed us all what a great goalkeeper he is and comparted to Danny Ward, you see the difference. Leicester are still with that single point from the opener vs. Brentford. They have taken the lead in four of the games but not really able to fight for 90 minutes.

  • Positives
    • Youri Tielemans and James Maddison scoring two great goals
    • Playing even with Spurs for 73 minutes
    • Starting eleven looked like a line-up of good balance
    • Patson Daka showed us what he can become up front for Leicester with more chances
  • Negatives
    • Danny Ward is not the man to use in goal going forward
    • Brendan Rodgers let down with key players making silly errors
    • Set piece problems still to see, hopefully it can be sorted out

Player Ratings: Ward 3, Justin 4, Castagne 5, Evans 4, Faes 6, Ndidi 4, Tielemans 6, Maddison 7, Daka 6, Barnes 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Subs: Vardy, Iheanacho, Soumare

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 44 / 56
  • Corners: 16 / 19
  • Shots on target: 11 / 7
  • Fouls: 9 / 9

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