Tottenham 3-1 Leicester: Son grabs brace to put Spurs in Top 4 battle
Korean international Son Heung-min was on target twice as Tottenham got their Champions League hopes back on track with a 3-1 win over Leicester City.The South Korean curled a 20-yard effort into the top corner to seal a brace that sees him register his highest tally in a Premier League season, moving to 19 goals – just three behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.
Harry Kane got the ball rolling with his customary goal against the Foxes he has a reputation always scoring against leciester, heading in a first-half corner for his 19th goal in 18 games against his former loan club.
The victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ends a two-game blip and piles the pressure on Arsenal ahead of their game at West Ham as the race for the top four looks increasingly likely to go down to the rearranged north London derby in 11 days’ time. But the pressure was replied by Arsenal who won West Ham and are 4thin the table.
One could argue that Lecister city gambled as their line up suggests they are focused on the conference league. They made eight changes to the side which drew 1-1 with Roma in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, and they only had a stoppage-time goal from Kelechi Iheanacho to show for their efforts.
They will go to the Italian capital next week knowing they need to win that competition if they are to play in Europe again next season.
.Son whipped in a corner for Kane , who was left unmarked and powered a header into the bottom corner.
It ended a five-game goalless run for the England captain and also marked Spurs’ first shot on target in 221 minutes.
That eased the home side’s nerves but they struggled for another sight of goal until the hour mark when they doubled their lead.
Romero was the architect as he produced a crunching tackle on Caglar Soyuncu on the halfway line which set Dejan Kulusevski free and the Swede raced clear and teed up Son, who found the bottom corner.
Son sealed the game in style with 11 minutes left. He picked up the ball on the right, cut inside and curled an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 20 yards.
Leicester got on the scoresheet in time added on, with Iheanacho sending a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area