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Tottenham still in with a Premier League shout

CROWING: Happy Tottenham players after they had scored their third and final goal against Leicester

TOTTENHAM REMAIN in the title race as they beat a dogged Leicester City 3-1 (February 10). Though the Cockerels they have been written off in some quarters they continue to prove their critics wrong and showed they can win games without Harry Kane and Dele Alli who remain on the side lines.

They had to be patient against the 2016 Premier League champions but the breakthrough came from an unlikely source.

Christian Eriksen crossed the ball into the Leicester area and Davidson Sanchez powered the ball home with a diving header. That was the Colombian’s first goal for Spurs.

In the 63rd minute Eriksen made it two with a shot from the edge of the area.

However, Leicester - who had been threatening to score - got a chance as they were awarded a penalty. Jamie Vardy came on and took control of the ball but his penalty was saved by Hugo Lloris.

Vardy made amends later from a Ricardo Pereira cross, which he tapped in from close range to reduce the deficit. Leicester went chasing an equaliser and after being caught offside a few times, Heung-Min Son, finally timed his run and raced away from the half way line to make the game safe as he slotted the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

The Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “It is fantastic. Sometimes it is good to win games when you are not at your best. It is important to recognise that the team are doing a fantastic effort.

“With Lloris we are talking about one of the best keepers in the world and his value showed as he helped us to win the game. The penalty save was massive for our team.”

Pochettino was not happy with this fixture though considering they play Borrusia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.

“We had a clear week to play this game. We came from a tough game and we only have a day to prepare. I am not using this as an excuse as we will try our best. We will try and win.”

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