Leicester City ‘spurred’ on by 2-0 victory over Tottenham
By Erik Dawson.
Leicester City will go confidently into the Christmas break after an impressive 2-0 win against title contenders Tottenham Hotspur last night (21 DEC).
A great performance from the Foxes paired with a defensive error from Spurs wing back Serge Aurier sealed the victory at Tottenham’s stadium.
Former Leicester striker and current Sky Sports Soccer Saturday pundit, Tony Cottee said: “They’ve (Leicester City) been to some really difficult away grounds and they keep getting the three points. They’re right up there.”
The goals came from an unfortunate deflection by Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld and a neatly tucked away penalty by Jamie Vardy in the 49th minute of play.
Midfield powerhouse and DMU student Wilfred Ndidi earned himself a man of the match award after an impressive display in the middle of the park last night.
Manager Brendan Rodgers commented after the game: “I’m so pleased. Right from the first whistle we took the initiative in the game. We wanted to impose our way and show confidence.”
Defender Tim Castagne returned from a two-month hiatus due to injury in the victory over Tottenham Hotspur and seemed glad to be back on the pitch.
In a post-match interview, he said: “It’s good to be back, especially with a win here against a very good side”
He continued: “I think that we didn’t give anything away, and it proves that if we are at our best, we can do anything.”
The vital win propels Leicester into a commanding second position in the Premier League standings over the Christmas break, now it’s up to the Foxes to take that momentum forward into the new year and last half of the season.