Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Kane bags brace as Spurs seal 3rd with thrilling win over Leicester

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino | AP Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino | AP
Domingo Copeland | 14 May, 2018, 05:58

The game got off to an enthralling start, with a goal just three minutes into the tie as Jamie Vardy got across his man to connect with Riyad Mahrez's cross and head the ball into the bottom corner at the near post.

Lamela inspired the fightback by twice finishing from Kyle Walker-Peters assists, and it was the Argentine's strike that forced an own goal from Christian Fuchs to put Spurs in front by the hour mark.

The Foxes were still not budging and after Lloris produced another fine save to deny Iheanacho, they got themselves back level in the 73rd minute when Vardy got in behind the defence and smashed high into the roof of the net from an acute angle.

Tottenham signed off from its temporary Wembley home in style by coming from behind to beat Leicester 5-4 in a thrilling final-day Premier League encounter on Sunday.

"It's a shame, it was a insane game but our first half, like against Arsenal, we played with desire and quality on the floor, scored two fantastic goals and it's a shame to concede and let them back into the game". Lucas Moura caught Danny Simpson dawdling in possession and Kane picked up the loose ball to race free and place a left-foot shot past Eldin Jakupovic. Harry Maguire then had a shot which he scuffed just wide as the insane game was end-to-end.

With the scores level at 4-4, Vardy slammed in an equaliser for Leicester after a deft pass by Mahrez.

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- Harry Kane has scored more goals in all competitions versus Leicester City than against any other side in his career (13).

Leicester regained the lead in the 16th minute when Mahrez lashed home from the edge of the area after Victor Wanyama was dispossessed.

- Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score 40+ goals in a season in all competitions since Clive Allen in 1986-87 (49).

Kane, though, had the final say and ended the campaign on 30 league goals, curling the ball into the far corner.

"It's insane to lose a game where you've scored four goals away", Puel added.

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