Leicester edge Spurs 2-1

Leicester edge Spurs 2-1

Late strike from Maddison completes comeback after visitors thwarted by VAR

Leicester City’s Ayoze Perez and Spurs’ Danny Rose in action during their Premier league match at King Power stadium on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)

Leicester City’s Ayoze Perez and Spurs’ Danny Rose in action during their Premier league match at King Power stadium on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)


LEICESTER, England: James Maddison found the net five minutes from time to give Leicester City a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Spurs conceded two goals after having one of their own was ruled out by VAR for a very marginal offside in the Premier League contest at King Power Stadium.

The visitors were already leading through a first-half strike by Harry Kane when Serge Aurier drove a deflected shot into the bottom corner, seemingly giving Spurs a 2-0 cushion.

However, after a lengthy stoppage as the video assistant referee looked to see whether Son Heung-min was offside by millimetres in the buildup, the goal was ruled out.

In Leicester’s next attack, Jamie Vardy cut the ball back for Ricardo Pereira to side-foot home a deflected finish to make it 1-1 in the 69th minute. Maddison completed the comeback with a strike from outside the area 16 minutes later.

Thai-owned Leicester, who improbably won the league in 2015-16 and are widely tipped as a potential outsider to break into the top four this season, moved into second place, with 11 points from six matches. Spurs are now winless in their last nine away games in the league.

Since Brendan Rogers took over the side in March, Leicester City have piled up 28 points (W8 D4 L4). Only Liverpool (43) and Manchester City (37) have picked up more points in that period.

Spurs’ Harry Kane now has 14 goals in 13 matches in all competitions against Leicester, more than he has versus any other side in his career.


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