Tottenham Hotspur have now won four games on the bounce in the Premier League, after seeing off Leicester City at Wembley yesterday afternoon.
Spurs won the match 3-1, but in truth, the score line was flattering on Pochettino’s men.
Leicester were on the front foot for large parts of the tie, and Tottenham were lucky to escape with only the one conceded goal.
Luckily for them, Hugo Lloris was on top form throughout the 90 minutes, saving a key one-on-one, as well as numerous other stops, and even a penalty save.
After Spurs were caught short at the back, Jan Vertonghen’s attempt to regroup sent a Leicester player tumbling to the ground, and a penalty was awarded.
At 1-0, this was arguably the turning point in the match, as Leicester would likely go from strength to strength if they scored.
However, a strange turn of events saw Jamie Vardy come on as a sub just after the awarding of the penalty, with James Maddison handing the ball to Leicester’s main man.
Hugo Lloris saved the pen, and later revealed he thought it strange for Vardy to take it with his first kick of the game.
He said (Standard): “I was surprised he took it because his first touch is a penalty. He usually shoots strong and he can go everywhere [in the goal], but on his first touch? It was a good moment for me and the team because if we conceded the game would have changed completely.”
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