Tottenham player ratings: Spurs beat Leicester at their own game

Tottenham player ratings: Spurs beat Leicester at their own game

Tottenham Hotspur secured third place in the Premier League with a come-from-behind 5-4 defeat of Leicester City in the final game of the season at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

But Erik Lamela scored twice either side of having the shot that a luckless Christian Fuchs diverted into his own goal, before Harry Kane netted the victor after Vardy's second had levelled the score at 4-4.

'I write this at a time when we have one remaining game and have already qualified for the Champions League for a record third successive year. We had to do much better after our third goal.

Kelechi Iheanacho's stunner put Leicester two clear just after halftime but it provoked a furious Spurs response in which Erik Lamela struck twice either side of an own goal by Christian Fuchs who deflected Lamela's shot in off his knee.

The Leicester forward was unmarked to head Riyad Mahrez's fourth-minute free-kick into the far corner. Until Vardy scored his second to level the tie. Lucas Moura won the ball high up the pitch and released Kane, who raced in on goal and shot past Eldin Jakupovic at the near post.




"Of course, I want to retain the boot but consistency is the most important thing for me, getting 25-plus goals in the Premier League season after season". Vardy controlled in the box and an onrushing Mahrez slammed home to make it 2-1.

'This season also saw us match our longest unbeaten run in the Premier League - a run of 14 games - and finish top of our Champions League group that included this year's finalists and current holders, Real Madrid'. Demarai Gray looked close to extending the lead when he forced a fine save from Hugo Lloris after some superb football from Leicester.

Vardy then made it 4-4 as Mahrez timed his pass perfectly and Vardy smashed home his 20th goal of the PL season in style.

- Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score 40+ goals in a season in all competitions since Clive Allen in 1986-87 (49).

"It's insane to lose a game where you've scored four goals away", Puel added.

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