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Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Live Commentary, 9/17/22

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6 - 2
TOT
LEI
H. Kane (8)
E. Dier (21)
R. Bentancur (47)
Son Heung-Min (73)
Son Heung-Min (84)
Son Heung-Min (86)
Y. Tielemans (6 pen)
J. Maddison (41)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
That win lifts Spurs into second place, only behind Manchester City on goal difference. After the international break, they have the north London derby against Arsenal. That's six losses on the bounce in the league for Leicester now, and Rodgers will be hoping they can turn things around against Nottingham Forest next time out.
Spurs pile more pressure on Leicester by coming from behind to beat them 6-2. Tielemans' retaken penalty gave the Foxes an early lead, but Kane quickly equalised before Dier headed them in front. Maddison volleyed in a wonderful goal just before the break to pull Leicester level. Two minutes into the second half, Ndidi was caught on the ball and punished as Bentancur slotted in Spurs' third. Son then came off the bench to score a 13-minute hat-trick, curling in two from outside the box before having his third awarded by VAR after it was initially ruled out for offside.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 6-2 LEICESTER CITY.
90' + 4' GOOD SAVE! Castagne squares it to Maddison on the edge of the box, and he drags it past Hojbjerg before taking aim from the edge of the D. He gets a lot of power behind it, but Lloris pushes it away.
90' + 2' Leicester just can't keep hold of the ball now and Hojbjerg plays a brilliant pass along the sideline to set Son away down the left. He tries to turn provider this time, looking for Kane with a low cross, but Evans cuts it out.
90' Son is the first Spurs player to score a Premier League hat-trick as a substitute, and the first overall in the competition since Steven Naismith against Chelsea in September 2015.
88' It took a while to get the lines drawn up on the goal, and it was a tight decision, but Son was just being played onside by Evans.
P. Højbjerg
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
86' It's a perfectly timed pass from Hojbjerg between the two Leicester defenders to set up Son for his hat-trick.
Son Heung-Min
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
86' HAT-TRICK! The flag initially went up to deny Son, but a VAR check shows he was onside! Hojbjerg slid him through down the left, and he was one-on-one with Ward when he slotted into the near bottom corner, with a slight nick off the keeper. 6-2 Spurs!
B. Soumaré
W. Ndidi
Leicester City
85' Third change for Leicester now and it's Ndidi that's making way for Soumare.
H. Kane
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
84' Kane brings it under control, spinning away from Evans before getting his head up and squaring it into Son.
Son Heung-Min
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
84' SON SCORES AGAIN! It's a brilliant goal from the substitute! Leicester just aren't closing down Spurs and Kane has time to turn before picking out a pass to Son. He takes a touch before curling his shot into the top left corner from the edge of the D. 5-2 Spurs!
82' Hojbjerg plays it through to Kane, and he has Son to his left, but he chooses to go it alone. He's looking to pick out the top corner, but a deflection off Faes takes it over.
80' GREAT CHANCE! Leicester can't deal with the increase in pace by Spurs as Kane threads it through to Son down the right. He pulls it back to the unmarked Romero, who hits his first-time shot wide of the far post before the offside flag goes up.
79' GOOD SAVE! Kane rides two challenges from Leicester down the right before drilling a low cross into the box which Faes blocks. Bentancur beats Ndidi to the loose ball and hits a low shot on goal, but Ward gets down to keep him out.
78' Maddison thinks about swinging a cross in but squares it to Ndidi on the edge of the box instead. He decides to have a go but ends up dragging his shot wide of the far post.
76' Spurs are still happy to sit back and just let Leicester keep possession here as Iheanacho sweeps it out to Barnes. Again, he can't find a way past Emerson though and another attack goes to waste.
K. Ịheanachọ
K. Dewsbury-Hall
Leicester City
74' And Dewsbury-Hall also makes way, with Iheanacho on in his place.
J. Vardy
P. Daka
Leicester City
74' Leicester are making a double change as they look to get back into this game. Daka is the first to make way, with Vardy replacing him.
I. Perišić
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
73' Perisic, who was taken off in the 55th minute, entered the pitch to celebrate Son's goal and he's booked for it.
R. Bentancur
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
73' He forced Justin to retreat before nicking the ball off him and then quickly got his head up to spot Son's run.
Son Heung-Min
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
73' SON SCORES! Bentancur's high press catches out Justin this time, and he slides it through to Son. He has two defenders in front of him, but they sit back and he knocks it past Faes before curling his shot into the top corner from the edge of the D for his first goal of the season. 4-2 Spurs!
72' Still, Leicester are keeping Spurs penned back in their own half, but all of their possession is in front of the hosts. They look out of ideas on how to break their opponents down.
Y. Bissouma
D. Kulusevski
Tottenham Hotspur
70' Final change for Spurs now as Kulusevski is replaced by Bissouma.
68' Leicester are still dominating possession here, but they can't make it count in the final third. Maddison dribbles past Sessegnon again and picks out Daka with his cross, but the forward thumps his header wide.
66' It's a lovely flick from Daka to pick out Barnes, and he weaves past Romero, trying to open up space on the edge of the box. Just as he sets himself, Hojbjerg slides in with a vital challenge.
64' Maddison has been involved in 24 Premier League goals since the start of 2021-22 (15 goals, nine assists), the only English player with more in this time is Kane (32).
62' Another free-kick for Leicester, and Maddison takes it short to Tielemans this time. He loops a deep cross to Faes at the far post, and he nods it back into the middle, but it's too close to Lloris.
P. Daka
Yellow Card
Leicester City
60' Maddison whipped a cross into the box and Daka threw himself forward to get on the end of it but used his hand. He's shown a yellow card.
C. Romero
D. Sánchez
Tottenham Hotspur
59' And Sanchez is also going off, with Romero on in his place.
Son Heung-Min
Richarlison
Tottenham Hotspur
59' A double change for Spurs now. Richarlison is the first to make way, with Son replacing him.
58' GOOD SAVE! Maddison has to volley his cross in quickly under pressure, but he manages to pick out Daka on the penalty spot. He flicks a header on and Lloris stretches to push it away.
57' Leicester have a free-kick through the middle and Maddison floats it in, looking for Evans. He brushed Sanchez aside, but Dier gets across to clear the danger.
Emerson
I. Perišić
Tottenham Hotspur
55' Spurs are making the first change of the game as Perisic is taken off for Emerson.
53' Spurs win another corner and Perisic swings it into the near post, looking for Dier again. He gets the flick on, but this one is straight into Ward's gloves.
51' There are half-hearted shouts for handball from the Spurs fans as Sessegnon's cross hits Faes and then Evans before Castagne tries to clear his lines, but the referee shakes his head.
W. Ndidi
Yellow Card
Leicester City
49' Ndidi hasn't made the best start to the second half as he now picks up the first yellow card after he takes out Hojbjerg from behind.
R. Bentancur
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
47' BENTANCUR SCORES! What a start to the second half for Spurs! Ndidi is caught dawdling on the ball and Bentancur steps in to nick it off him. He takes it to the edge of the D before coolly slotting his low shot past Ward, who rushes off his line, and in off the near post. 3-2 Spurs!
46' Spurs get us back underway for the second half!
Rodgers will be pleased with how his side reacted to going behind, but he can't ignore their continuing weakness of conceding from set-pieces, which Spurs will look to exploit. Spurs seemed to sit back after their third goal was disallowed, and Conte will want to see them show more of an attacking threat.
It's all square at the break, with Spurs and Leicester drawing 2-2. It was a lively start to the game, with Leicester being awarded a penalty four minutes in. Tielemans' first effort was saved but Lloris came off his line and he fired in the retake. Two corners caught Leicester out, with Kane and Dier both nodding efforts past Ward. They had a third disallowed for a foul on the keeper before Maddison equalised with a lovely volley.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 2-2 LEICESTER CITY.
45' + 2' GOOD SAVE! It's another good move from Leicester as Barnes feeds in Daka and he spots Maddison in space to his right. He feeds him in and he drills a low shot on goal, but Lloris keeps him out.
45' Leicester are putting the pressure on to regain the lead before half-time. Castagne makes another good run down the right but overhits the cross into the middle and Perisic hooks it away.
43' GREAT SAVE! It's a lovely floated delivery by Perisic on the free-kick and he picks out Sanchez in the middle. He glances a header on and Ward gets fingertips to it to help it onto the bar.
T. Castagne
Assist
Leicester City
41' Castagne wins the initial header against Sessegnon and then beats the wing-back to the loose ball as well so he can clip the cross in.
J. Maddison
Goal
Leicester City
41' MADDISON SCORES! And what a goal it is! Dewsbury-Hall switches play out to Castagne, and he gets the better of Sessegnon as he brings it down and plays the cross into the middle. Maddison hits the volley on the turn, and it floats out of Lloris' reach and into the far side of the net. 2-2!
39' It's great work from Maddison to pick Hojbjerg's pocket and he squares it to Dewsbury-Hall. His sloppy first touch rolls kindly to Ndidi, who tries his luck from range, but another Leicester chance flies into the stands.
37' It's a poor clearance from Sanchez as he gives it straight to Dewsbury-Hall in the box. He stumbles over the ball, but still manages to slip it through to Barnes, who blazes his first-time effort high and wide.
35' CHANCE! Castagne's early cross is headed away by Dier, but he only gets it as far as Dewsbury-Hall on the edge of the box. He rushes the shot, hitting it first time, and firing it high into the stands.
33' Spurs are staying very compact in their shape when Leicester are in possession, and the visitors don't seem to have any ideas on how to break them down as Faes' throughball is cut out.
31' Dier is under pressure from Daka, but he still manages to pick out a wonderful pass to Sessegnon. He drills a cross into Kane, and it's too heavy for him to control. It loops into the air, so Richarlison goes for an overhead kick, but it's blocked by Faes.
29' SAVE! Faes dispossesses Kane and although his pass to Dewsbury-Hall is blocked, it bounces straight back to him. This time, he goes long for Daka, who is sprinting through on goal, but he hits a tame shot straight at Lloris.
27' NO GOAL! Once again, it's a corner that undoes Leicester as Perisic swings it in from the right. Sanchez makes an unmarked run through the box, clattering into Ward before the ball bounces in off Ndidi's arm. The referee takes his time, but eventually awards the free-kick to Leicester.
25' Perisic loses out to Barnes, but Leicester overplay it in the box. Tielemans plays a one-two with Maddison, but instead of taking the shot, the Belgian tries to backheel it to Barnes. He wasn't expecting it and Bentancur intercepts.
23' Leicester are patiently trying to work it upfield again, but they're still struggling to break down Spurs' shape. Dewsbury-Hall eventually goes long for Daka, but there's not enough on it and Lenglet comes away with it.
I. Perišić
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
21' It's a good corner from Perisic, as he keeps it low, looking for one of the three Spurs players at the near post.
E. Dier
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
21' DIER SCORES! Leicester are caught out on a corner again! Perisic clips it in from the left and Dier just sidesteps in front of Daka to help glance it on. It loops over everyone else in the box and lands in the far bottom corner. 2-1 Spurs!
20' Kane has scored more goals against Leicester in all competitions than he has against any other side in his senior career (20). 18 of those have come in the Premier League, with only Alan Shearer netting more against a specific opponent (20 vs Leeds United).
18' Daka's throughball to Barnes is cut out, but it comes straight back to the forward. He drags it out to the left to wait for support before swinging a cross in, but it hits the first man.
16' Leicester patiently work it upfield again after cutting out a Spurs counter-attack, and Maddison sweeps it out to the right. Tielemans curls it into the far post, but Lloris comes out to collect it.
14' Big shouts from the Spurs fans and players for a penalty as Perisic's shot is blocked by Faes. They're claiming the defender used his arm, but the referee doesn't see it that way.
12' It's better from Leicester here as they work it out to their left side, but Spurs are crowding players back into the box. Barnes tries to weave his way inside, but finds his way blocked by Perisic.
10' Spurs are back to dominating possession now and they're moving it upfield quickly. Leicester are struggling to keep up with them as Sessegnon whips it in from the right, but Ndidi clears.
D. Kulusevski
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
8' The Leicester players are slow to get out to Kulusevski when it's played back to him and he has time to pick out a lovely cross to the far post.
H. Kane
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
8' KANE EQUALISES! They weren't behind for long! Kulusevski takes the corner short to Perisic, playing a one-two to get into a better position. He whips it into the far post and Kane peels away unmarked to nod it past Ward from close range. 1-1!
Y. Tielemans
Penalty Goal
Leicester City
6' TIELEMANS SCORES! It's a better penalty from Tielemans this time; he goes the same way as before but he lifts it over the keeper, who guessed right again, and this one does hit the back of the net. 1-0 Leicester!
6' Lloris did move off his line too early when Tielemans struck the penalty, and the Belgian is going to get the chance to retake it.
5' IT'S SAVED! Tielemans steps up to take the spot-kick, and it's a well-struck shot by the midfielder. He hits it low down to Lloris' right, but the keeper guesses the right way and pushes it wide. VAR is just checking if the keeper was on his line though...
4' PENALTY TO LEICESTER! Justin gets away down the left and Sanchez is sprinting back to close him down. As the left-back cuts inside, Sanchez slides in and although he tries to pull out, still clips his heels and the referee points straight to the spot.
2' Spurs are putting Leicester under early pressure here with some clever play down their left. Sessegnon, Richarlison and Bentancur make up a triangle around Evans, but the defender manages to clear his lines in time.
1' Daka gets the game underway for Leicester!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away. A minute's silence took place beforehand in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
Spurs have won each of their last six Premier League home games, their longest such run at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. They last had a longer home-winning run between November 2016 and May 2017 at White Hart Lane (14 games).
Brendan Rodgers makes just three changes from the loss to Brighton two weeks ago. New signing Faes makes his debut for the club, with Castagne and Dewsbury-Hall also coming in. Thomas, Soumare and Iheanacho all start on the bench, as does Amartey as he returns from injury.
Antonio Conte makes four changes to the side that started against Sporting on Tuesday as he brings in Sanchez, Lenglet, Sessegnon and Kulusevski. Son, who is still yet to score this season, is dropped to the bench, along with Romero and Emerson. Ben Davies misses out with a knee injury.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Marc Albrighton, Boubakary Soumare, Luke Thomas, Jamie Vardy, Dennis Praet, Daniel Amartey, Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Daniel Iversen.
LEICESTER CITY STARTING XI (4-1-4-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Wout Faes, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Wilfred Ndidi; James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Cristian Romero, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, Emerson, Bryan Gil, Son Heung-Min, Matt Doherty.
TOTTENHAM STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Clement Lenglet; Ivan Perisic, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon; Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison; Harry Kane.
Leicester sit rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and are still looking for their first win of the season. Their only point came on the opening day of the season against Brentford, and they've lost all five since then, including a heavy 5-2 defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. Spurs, on the other hand, have enjoyed a strong start to the season and currently sit in third place. However, a late defeat to Sporting CP on Tuesday ended a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions since the start of the campaign.
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