Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City: Son’s brace propels Spurs to big win

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After two disastrous performances which saw Tottenham Hotspur fall behind rivals Arsenal, Antonio Conte changed his line-up as Lucas Moura replaced Dejan Kulusevski to start the game.

Knowing how lackluster Spurs were against Brighton and Brentford in attack terms, Spurs jumped on it Leicester with formidable pressure, obtaining a corner in the first two minutes of play.

With set pieces being the worst thing for Tottenham, it was fitting for Spurs to score their first goal of the game with Heung Min Son delivering a ball to Harry Kane.

Taking a 1-0 lead in the second half, a Conte substitution to bring Kulusevski to Moura was the difference for Spurs.

As they grab all three points and take a one-point lead over Arsenal, for now Spurs are focused on Anfield with three crucial points on the line for both sides.

REMARKS:

  • Moura being in place of Kulusevski on the team sheet, I think it had to happen. Kulusevski had looked tough in the previous two games and with a rest before the hour mark he had the chance to make an instant impact against tired legs.
  • Two assists from Kulusevski to Son were the difference, with Kulusevski running runs into the box and finding Son in the box for the opening goal.
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s reaction to Son’s second goal sums it all up. Magnificent strike and could be the goal of the season in the Premier League.
  • Defensively, Ben Davies struggled in the first half, giving Patson Daka chances to break the deadlock. After picking up his yellow card on a challenge, the Welsh International locked in and provided a solid display.
  • Eric Dier and Cristian Romero provided several midfield pressures. Romero’s defiance in the build-up to the third goal shows the Argentine is ruthless and he loves it.
  • Harry Kane started slow, failing to control the ball or find passes in midfield. Kane found his way as the pegs came loose and the gears clicked.
  • Unable to keep the clean sheet in the dying minutes of the game, Spurs need to stay focused for the full 90+ minutes to maintain the goal differential advantage.
  • Four games to go, it will be a nerve-wracking May.
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