Leicester City climbed to second within the Premier League desk as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-Zero in north London.
The outcome, Brendan Rodgers’ first win over Jose Mourinho, due to their NINTH Premier League penalty of the season.
Jamie Vardy slammed dwelling the first-half spot-kick, given for a foul on Wesley Fofana by Serge Aurier, which was described by Roy Keane as ‘utter insanity’.
One other gradual opening interval from the hosts was punished and by the hour-mark an personal purpose from Toby Alderweireld and an damage to midfielder Giovani Lo Celso had Mourinho’s males staring their third league sport and not using a win within the face.
Even the arrival of Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura off the bench couldn’t hassle the Foxes had been spectacular of their composure as Spurs seemed to again into the match.
Rodgers’ facet did see it out and now discover themselves in second place simply 4 factors behind leaders Liverpool, whereas Tottenham not sit fourth – six factors off prime spot having led the division this time final week.
It promised to be an intriguing encounter with Giovani Lo Celso added to Spurs’ midfield, with the Foxes taking part in a back-five.
The hosts’ stoic backline had been, as one would possibly anticipate proper now, had been busier all through the opening interval however Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld had been capable of repel most motion which got here their means.
Jamie Vardy was capable of lash one shot on purpose following a nook however his effort was blocked and handled, whereas a James Maddison strike drifted over the bar.
Leicester had been simply as competent defensively and any Spurs counters had been adequately ended.
A deflected Kane free-kick did provoke a save from Kasper Schmeichel, whereas Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers was reportedly sad with among the choices going towards his facet.
Marc Albrighton didn’t let a yellow card get in the best way of his defensive duties and previous to the break he did fantastically to disclaim Lo Celso a shot on purpose, whereas the Kane blazed a header over from the ensuing nook.
Maddison had one other lengthy vary shot on purpose however Hugo Lloris was equal to it.
The twist, although, got here two minutes into added time as VAR knowledgeable referee Craig Pawson that Serge Aurier could have dedicated a foul within the penalty space.
Positive sufficient, the Ivorian, who has been having a great season for Spurs, was seen to have barged into Leicester’s Wesley Fofana simply contained in the field.
Jamie Vardy stepped up from 12 yards and, with Lloris inching to the suitable, and slammed it centrally for his 11th purpose of the Premier League marketing campaign, with seven from the spot.
Tottenham made a change on the break, swapping Tanguy Ndombele for mortgage star Gareth Bale, however earlier than they had been capable of get going Maddison had the ball behind the web.
Fortunately for the Lilywhites, VAR dominated of their favour this time, disallowing the purpose for offside.
However there was to be one other blow immediately after with Lo Celso compelled off because of a hamstring damage, leaving them with out their two artistic midfielders.
Spurs now had Lucas Moura and Bale on however had been out of concepts and their possibilities of victory had been weakened on the hour-mark when a Vardy header bounced off defender Alderweireld and nestled behind Lloris’ purpose.
Leicester had Schmeichel to thank for preserving their lead when he denied Heung-Min Son from point-blank vary at a nook.
However irrespective of how laborious Spurs pushed they seemed all out of thought going ahead and simply couldn’t check the Dane additional.
A damage to Vardy, although, can be of concern to Rodgers forward of the hectic festive schedule, which sees them play Manchester United, Crystal Palace, and Newcastle.