Tottenham slipped to their second defeat of the season this afternoon at the King Power Stadium to Leicester City, a result which takes the Foxes above Spurs in the table.
Although both sides had their chances in the first half, Spurs looked the more composed side until the interval.
They struck in the 29th minute through a wonderfully taken a goal by Harry Kane, with the striker somehow managing to scoop the ball over Kasper Schmeichel despite being on his way down after receiving a push on the back.
The most pivotal moment in the game arguably came midway into the second half when Serge Aurier’s second goal was ruled out by the VAR as Son Heung-min was adjudged to have been millimeters offside in the build-up.
The home side buoyed by the disallowed goal soon scored the equaliser through Ricardo Pereira. Tottenham regained their composure after conceding the equalizer and went in search of a winner but it was Leicester who got it through a brilliant strike from James Maddison.
While Spurs fans on social media were left disappointed with the result, they seemed to be divided on who was to blame. While some blamed the VAR call, others pointed the finger on Mauricio Pochettino’s decisions.
Robbed of three points there by VAR let's be honest. Changed the entire complexion of the game overturning the Aurier goal giving Leicester all the momentum to press on. "Clear and obvious"? Hmm… #LEITOT pic.twitter.com/95iTrda4fO
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) September 21, 2019
We’re not going to win the league. But that’s a run of 3 awful away games done. Thought we played well. Shame Victor came on. Excited to see the run of home games after Colchester and get us back up and running. Fine margins #COYS
— JaiP (@JaiP72) September 21, 2019
All that said that was a ridiculous call. VAR will ruin the game we love to watch
— Robbie Keano (@I_AM_TOTTENHAM) September 21, 2019
Love Mauricio Pochettino, always backed the man, however you have to question:
• Why make 5 x unenforced changes from Olympiacos.
• Wanyama coming on in that game.
• Waiting to the 85th minute to introduce Moura.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) September 21, 2019
That second 45 was the Spurs before Poch arrived. A small glimpse of what we could be last Saturday but today shows that performance was only down to how awful Palace were in the first half. We haven’t been good enough for a long time. Serious questions need to be asked.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) September 21, 2019
Let’s not blame VAR for that, it’s on Poch. Wanyama substitution was a disaster.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) September 21, 2019
Poch can go for his own good. He’s done all he can with us.
— Hotspur World (@Hotspur_World) September 21, 2019
The introduction of Victor Wanyama coupled with countless missed opportunities is the reason we lost this game.
Our resilience has disappeared.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) September 21, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
If VAR does not rule out Serge Aurier’s goal, then Spurs likely cruise to a win and this goes down as a fantastic away performance. Now, there will no doubt be major questions asked about the side. That is how fine the margins are in football. On a positive note, Spurs now have three really tough away games out of the way.
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