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Tottenham beat Leicester City 3 – 1

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Spurs had to weather a late Foxes fightback to remain third in the table after 26 games but reduced the deficit to leaders Liverpool – who beat Bournemouth on Saturday – to five points.

Tottenham ensured they remain in contention in the Premier League title race as Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned a victory over Leicester at Wembley.

Christian Eriksen provided a pin-point cross to set up Davinson Sanchez’s first Tottenham goal after 33 minutes, before producing a moment of quality to double the hosts’ advantage from the edge of the area in the second half.

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The Dane’s strike came just three minutes after omitted Leicester striker Jamie Vardy emerged from the bench in dramatic fashion to take a penalty on the hour mark – only to be denied by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Vardy made a demonstrable difference to Leicester’s attack and converted from Ricardo Pereira’s low cross to set up a tense finish, before the in-form Son Heung-min made sure of a home win in stoppage time.

It’s a fourth consecutive league win for Tottenham who remain in touch at the top, just two points behind second-place Manchester City who face Chelsea later on Sunday.

Source: BBC News

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