The 3-1 score line does slightly flatter Spurs as they were my no means the completely dominant side in this match. Spurs enjoyed the majority of possession in the first half and went in at half time 1-0 up thanks to Davinson Sanchez’s first Tottenham goal.
Leicester looked brighter after half time and were rewarded for their efforts in the form of a penalty. Jamie Vardy immediately came off the bench, only to have his spot-kick saved by the Spurs captain, Hugo Lloris.
Minutes later, Christian Eriksen capitalised on a poor Leicester clearance with a deft finish to make it 2-0. Leicester most certainly found their second wind and continued to trouble Tottenham and forced them to make some defensive substitutions.
Heung Min Son once again sealed all three points for Tottenham right at the death.
Here is how we rated the Tottenham players’ performances:
Hugo Lloris - 7
After a quiet first half, the Spurs skipper saved Jamie Vardy’s mediocre penalty and couldn’t do much about his well worked second attempt at goal. Coped well with Leicester’s nine shots on target overall.
Kieran Trippier - 5
Struggled to deal with Ben Chillwell and Harvey Barnes linking up on the right hand side of the pitch.
Davinson Sanchez - 7
He’ll be disappointed to have missed out on a clean sheet after a confident performance at the back. He also opened the scoring with his first goal for Tottenham.
Jan Vertonghen - 6
This game was certainly not his best and received a yellow card for his clumsy challenge on James Maddison which resulted in the penalty.
Danny Rose - 7
Along side a confident defensive display, the full back also provided width on the attack down the left flank.
Harry Winks - 7
Not a particularly stand out performance from the young midfielder but he did well to distribute the ball when building attacks and break down opposition play.
Oliver Skipp - 6
On only his second Premier League start the 18-year-old gave a good account of himself on the left hand side of a midfield diamond. Definitely one for the future.
Moussa Sissoko - 6
We got exactly what you would expect from the Frenchman; strong and dominant on the ball but lacking that creativity to put his possession to good use. He was fortunate to be awarded an assist for his clearance that fell to Heung Min Son in added time.
Christian Eriksen - 8
The Dane had a hand in both of the first two goals with an assist and a goal of his own. He showed his outstanding quality with his range of passing and creativity when in possession.
Fernando Llorente - 6
He assisted Eriksen’s goal with a simple pass but besides that was fairly ineffective in his target man role.
Heung Min Son - 7
The South Korean international grabbed his 11th league goal of the season and caused the Leicester back line problems with every attack.
(Sub) Toby Alderweireld - 6
The Belgian started on the bench, likely due to the fact that Tottenham are now getting ready to host Borussia Dortmund in the week. Looked solid at the back and helped absorb the pressure during the last 20 minutes of the game.
(Sub) Victor Wanyama - 5
The midfielder came on to try and break up Leicester’s attacking play in the last 10 minutes, had very little impact.
(Sub) Kyle Walker-Peters N/A
Came on for the last couple of minutes, didn’t get a chance to affect the game.
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