Tottenham Hotspur lose further ground with defeat at Leicester City

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Mahrez will have the opportunity to put Friday night's disappointment behind him when Tottenham visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

The Foxes would have been ahead inside the opening seven minutes had Danny Rose, back in the starting lineup as one of four changes, not positioned himself on the line to hook away Wes Morgan's goalbound header.

The usual suspects were on the scoresheet - for both sides.

Marc Albrighton played the ball into the area from the left flank and Jamie Vardy superbly lifted a right-footed volley up and over the stranded Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham were nearly level within five minutes as Kane set up Moussa Sissoko, who only had Kasper Schmeichel to beat, but the Leicester goalkeeper did well to block his shot with his legs.

A glorious chance for Christian Eriksen came and went, with the Dane somehow blazing wide from close range with plenty of the target to aim for.

Leicester were now camped in their own half as Tottenham dominated the ball and territory without testing Schmeichel.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen and Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela

"[There is] no possibility at the moment for them to play on the pitch".

"Then I think Chelsea, ourselves, Liverpool, Spurs, them teams are very equal".

The Algerian global cut in from the right before curling the ball out of Lloris's reach from 20 yards out.

Fellow substitute Fernando Llorente should have equalised three minutes later but somehow poked Serge Aurier's driven cross over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.

He was soon replaced by Erik Lamela, who instantly made his mark by playing in Kane to rifle a right-foot shot past Schmeichel to halve the deficit.

That proved to be the clearest chance Spurs created in the final minutes of the game and despite half-hearted calls of a late penalty for Spurs, Anthony Taylor blew for full-time to give Leicester the win in a brilliant game of football.

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