‘We knew’ – Leicester star insists Foxes’ game plan worked perfectly against Spurs

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Jamie Vardy admitted that Leicester City’s game plan against Tottenham worked perfectly on Sunday since the Foxes knew they could let the home side have the ball in their own half.

Spurs put in an uninspiring first-half performance and it looked like it was going to be honours even going into the interval before Serge Aurier made a poor challenge right on the stroke of half time to hand the away side a penalty.

Jamie Vardy converted the spot-kick with ease to put Brendan Rodgers’ side 1-0 up.

That meant that Spurs had to come out and commit bodies forward in the second half while Leicester could sit back and hit them on the break.

Rodgers’ men eventually got their second goal through an unfortunate deflection from Toby Alderweireld but the North Londoners struggled to create too many clear cut chances despite huffing and puffing.

Vardy admitted that Leicester knew they could wait and pinch the ball off Spurs as soon as they crossed the half-way line.

Speaking after their 2-0 win, the 33-year-old told Leicester Mercury: “We came here with a gameplan and we nailed what we wanted to do and it set us on the way to get us the three points we feel we deserved.

“We wanted to get about them. We didn’t want to give them too much time. As soon as they got towards the halfway line we knew we could put the press on, get the ball back, keep it, find the spaces, and create some chances.”

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The performance from Spurs was certainly not good enough but there is no question that it would have been a different game in the second half had we not conceded just before half-time. Despite having loads of space on the counter-attack, the away side did not really fashion too many opportunities in the second half. What was worrying from a Spurs point of view was our utter inability to break Leicester down despite committing so many bodies forward.

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