Leicester City vs Tottenham: Tottenham manager Antonio Conte endured a difficult return after seeing his team lose heavily to Leicester City (4-1).
The Italian manager was not present when Tottenham pulled off a surprising victory against Manchester City in the race to get a top four finish in the Premier League.
Brendan Rodgers outplayed Conte tactically with total dominance in the midfield.
However, things started well for the North London side after Rodrigo Bentancur scored from the corner kick, which came after Leicester City left back Victor Kristiansen cleared the ball from the Leicester goal line to save his club.
Ten minutes after Tottenham’s goal, Leicester City equalized when Spurs failed to deal with a corner and the ball landed outside the box.
Nampalys Mendy hit a volley from outside the box, with Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Forster failing to get his hands on the ball.
The goal was Mendy’s first since he started playing for the club.
Tottenham Eric Dier came out of the defense and was caught up when Leicester City saw his progress and gave the ball to the in form Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho, who was stingy with the ball and created a chance for James Maddison to make it the second goal of the evening.
After Iheanacho got an assist in the match, he got the third goal for Leicester City.
Dier stood in front of the winger, allowing him to get the better of him, and put the ball in the bottom corner to end the first half.
It was a poor first half for the Spurs, with the fans looking on in disbelief.
A Tottenham comeback was expected from the fans, but it failed to materialize.
Leicester City added another goal after Harvey Barnes struck the ball pass Forster, but VAR intervened and denied Leicester a goal for offside.
Maddison and Barney were quite impressive, with Leicester City’s new signing impressing the manager with a performance of real quality.
At the end of the final 10 minutes of the match, Leicester completed the humiliation with Barnes putting the ball into the bottom corner.
Leicester City, who had suffered humiliations in previous matches, are now getting results; a win has moved them to 13th place on the Premier League table, while Tottenham, who are battling for a Champions League spot before the end of the season, are currently in fifth place, one point behind fourth-placed Newcastle despite having played more games.
What Next For Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur
The Foxes travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on February 19, 2023, and it is going to be a very difficult match because the Red Devils are currently a difficult team to beat at home.
However, a win against the Red Devils will be welcomed by the players and the fans.
Tottenham face West Ham on February 19, 2023, and it is a must-win match for Conte’s side to ease the pressure off his shoulder.
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