|DATE||Sunday 19th July 2020|
|PREDICTION||Tottenham Hotspur 2 Leicester City 2|
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS :
Eric Dier serves the last of his four match suspension, while Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Juan Foyth are all injured. Lucas Moura has a knock and is doubtful, whiel Jose Mourinho will leave Serge Aurier to decide if he is in the right mind to play after the death of his brother earlier in the week.
LEICESTER CITY TEAM NEWS :
James Maddison (hip), Christian Fuchs (groin), Daniel Amartey (ankle), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Ricardo Pereira (knee) and Caglar Soyuncu (suspended) will all miss the trip to Tottenham on Sunday. Marc Albrighton (hip) is a doubt for the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
|Premier League||Kick off 16.00|
|Tottenham Hotspur 3 (3)||
James (o.g.) 05m 40s
Moura (foul on Tielemens) 57
Sanchez (foul on Hirst) 86
Evans (foul on Kane) 73
|Crowd : 0,000||Weather : Cloudy to start, then Sunny, warm|
|Referee : Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester)||Assistant Referees : Mr. Gary Beswick; Mr. Adam Nunn|
|Fourth Official : Graham Scott||Replacement official : Steven Meredith|
|Video Assistant Referee : Stuart Attwell||Video Assistant Referee Assistant : Scott Ledger|
|Leicester CIty kicked off and played towards the Park Lane end in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 9 minutes.|
|Tottenham Hotspur :||kit||Leicester City :||kit|
1 Hugo LLORIS (c)
Wes MORGAN (c)
|Manager : Jose Mourinho||Manager : Brendan RODGERS|
|Sponsor : AIA||Shirt sponsor : King Power|
|Kit Supplier : Nike||Kit Supplier : adidas|
Spurs put on a very good first half performance, similar to the one against Crystal Palace at home at the start of the season, to wrap up the game inside 40 minutes against a lacklustre Leicester City side, who looked anything but a top four team. The Tottenham win shifted us nearer to a European qualifying place in the table, while knocking a hole in Leicester's Champions League ambitions.
A fairly quiet start to the match all changed in the sixth minute. Lucas Moura headed the ball out of defence to Harry Kane, who took a touch, turned and played the ball left with the outside of his foot to Heung-Min Son. He took the ball on, as Kane continued his run into the box, but the Korean cut inside Ryan Bennett and shot, with the ball coming off James Justin’s leg to wrong-foot Schmeichel and nestle inside his right hand post to give Spurs the lead with the first shot of the match in the sixth minute. Another own goal for Spurs, but they all count ! Of course there was the obligatory VAR check, but there was no offside so the game restarted from the centre spot.
Vardy had a clear header
soon after the goal from Justin’s cross, but put it over and then
Jonny Evans crudely pulled Moura down when he and Bennett got caught
going for the same ball and Lucas looked to nip onto it. From it,
Kane got onto the ball in from Son, but his header looped gently to
the keeper. A passage of the game where both teams were guilty of
giving the ball away ended with Vardy having a shot on goal that
Toby Alderweireld blocked. Sanchez blocked a shot from Perez as he
went outside him on the left, but the ball came off his arm as he
was on the floor, which didn’t constitute a penalty offence.
Three minutes before the
interval, Perez was allowed room 20 yards out and he tried a drive
that Lloris had to tip over the bar.
Players ‘took the knee’ before kick-off. Shirts bore “Black Lives Matter” and NHS logos.
Tottenham's first goal was the 50th against Leicester City in the Premier League.
game was the 100th league match between the two clubs.
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|How the players did|
|Giovani Lo Celso||-.|
|What you thought|
|Other scores during this week :|
|AFC Bournemouth||0||South Coast Big Club||2||Sunday|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||-||-||-||-day|
|Frank Lampard's Chelsea||-||-||-||-day|
|West Ham United London||-||-||-||-day|
|FA Cup semi-finals :|
|Manchester City||0||Woolwich Wanderers||2||Saturday|
|League Table 2019-20|
|11||South Coast Big Club||37||14||7||16||48||59||49||-11|
|15||West Ham United London||36||10||7||19||47||60||37||-13|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion||36||8||13||15||37||53||37||-16|
Position before match : 7th
Position after match : 7th
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