Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

Ross Houston
February 11, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham's fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race with a 3-1 win over Leicester on Sunday.

Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min secured the three points for the home side at Wembley, despite a consolation from Jamie Vardy, who missed a penalty when the score was 1-0 to Spurs.

"The problem is, I told Michael Oliver [about] the situation against Liverpool in the last minute that should have been a penalty".

Spurs fans enjoyed seeing their superstar playmaker come back to form, with many commenting on his performance and the quality of his display against Leicester on social media after the final whistle.


'Do you think Sonny deserved to be booked?' Pochettino asked.

Pochettino has claimed that, however the season ends for his Spurs players, in his eyes they are heroes. The effort is unbelievable. If we win some title, in the history, but if not, in the history too, because against all the circumstances. how we fight and show character is wonderful'. I said if he felt good he could take it. "He showed it at the World Cup, lifting the trophy, and he showed it in five, six years here".

"It is so hard to understand why, when we had one week clear to play this game and to schedule it on a different day, and only I am explaining my feelings and how hard it is to prepare a game when you only have today and then you're going to need to play". I am a person who accepts the mistakes, but today it was so clear.

The defeat means Puel's men have now picked up just a single point from their past five games, with the pressure on the Frenchman increasing as they stay in 12th place. "[There are] a lot of regrets".


We were struggling to find our rhythm as the visitors started to dominant and push us back, Vardy and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho spurning good efforts and they were peppering our box with crosses high and low.

"Sometimes you win games not playing in your best". But there are regrets after all these chances.

"I know bookmakers have them as third favourites but, for the points they have racked up, you simply can not take them out of the discussion".

Leicester's Harvey Barnes was allowed too much space in the penalty area as he raced onto Youri Tielemans' pass, but a poor finish wasted a gilt-edged chance.


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