Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester City

Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur were back to winning ways in North London against a much-changed Leicester City side, recording a 3-1 victory in front of their home crowd. 

Let’s take a look at the five things we learned:

Back in the top four – Tottenham are now back into the top four, albeit potentially just for a few hours. Arsenal have a game in hand and will have a chance to retake the spot when they come up against West Ham this evening.

Goal difference – 3-0 would have been great for Tottenham, but 3-1 still notches up a couple of extra points on the goal difference board. You never know, that could come into play come the end of the season. As it stands, if Arsenal draw today, even though both sides will be on level points, Tottenham will stay above on goal difference.

Heung-min Son Golden Boot – Sonny is now within three goals of Mo Salah in the Golden Boot race, which becomes even more impressive when you realise he hasn’t been on penalties all season. The switch from Harry Kane to Heung-min Son as Tottenham’s biggest goal threat is extremely interesting and very healthy for the team as a whole.

Cristian ‘Rolls Royce’ Romero – I can’t remember the last time I saw a Tottenham centre-back play that well in a match. Literally, everything he did was perfect. Adopting his usual aggressive, front-foot style of defending, Romero kickstarted so many great Spurs moves. He even made back-to-back challenges to set up Tottenham’s second. Not only that, but he was so calm on the ball throughout and always seems to find the perfect pass.

Spurs need to improve – 3-1 didn’t flatter Tottenham, but it was definitely a messy performance from the Lilywhites. A few weeks ago, Spurs were purring in attack and shutting teams out at the back. In the past three matches, we haven’t really seen either. Tottenham will need to find another couple of gears against Liverpool and Arsenal if they want to make the top four…

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