Spurs sink Leicester 3-1 to stay in title hunt

Moussa Sissoko has been a key player for Spurs this season

Puel opted to leave Vardy on the bench, but the former England striker came on to take Leicester's penalty after James Maddison was fouled.

- Since the start of the 2014-2015 campaign, Vardy has lost 15 Premier League games in which he has scored, more than any other player in the competition. "It was an even game - we conceded more than we usually concede - but I think the victory is fair", he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

Son has now become the fourth Spurs player to be booked for diving this season and, when Pochettino was asked whether his side are being unfairly targeted, he replied: "I don't understand why, if that's what you say".

Leicester have lost four of their last five league games, increasing the pressure on under-fire boss Claude Puel. I said if he felt good he could take it.

"When you compare the situation with the penalty against us, unbelievable".

The South Korea global went tumbling in the area after an attempted tackle by Harry Maguire, but referee Oliver showed him a yellow card after deeming he had dived.

"It was the same referee but now I don't know how he has measured the situation".

"I am a person that always accepts the mistake but I think it was so odd the situation today".

Asked whether he was pleased to see Vardy taking the penalty, Pochettino said: "Now, yes, but more than the mistake of whoever shot, it was a massive save from my keeper. We are nice people". We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty.

Maddison took the ball and was going to take the spot-kick, only for Vardy to enter the fray and take the penalty with his first touch of the game.

"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".

It proved a key moment as Eriksen doubled Tottenham's lead just three minutes later as he picked up Llorente's lay-off on the edge of the box and curled an inch-perfect effort into the corner past Schmeichel.

Vardy made up for his earlier miss by tapping in from close range to cut the hosts' lead 14 minutes from the final whistle.

Two minutes from the break, Kieran Trippier's fantastic cross found Fernando Llorente, who failed to finish off the move.



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