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Posted Thu 18 May 17 at 23:39 PM

City Beaten By Clinical Spurs

Leicester City suffered a heavy 6-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of a ruthless Tottenham Hotspur side at King Power Stadium on Thursday evening. 

The Foxes’ penultimate game of the 2016/17 campaign ended in a disappointing loss, despite Craig Shakespeare’s men getting back into the game in the second period. 

Inside the opening 20 minutes, both sides traded blows, with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Amartey forcing Hugo Lloris into two good stops, while Son wasted a good opportunity of his own shortly after. 

But Tottenham were impressive going forward and netted twice in the space of 11 first-half minutes. Son set up former Fox Harry Kane for the first, before the South Korea international was on target shortly after. 

City came out fighting in the second period and soon halved the deficit. Lloris rushed off his line to clear from Jamie Vardy, but the ball fell straight to Wilfred Ndidi. He found Ben Chilwell, who beat one defender before slotting in for his first goal for the Club. 

Spurs replied immediately though, as Kane headed in at the back post, while Son made it 4-1 with just under 20 minutes to play. 

Substitute Islam Slimani forced Lloris into another save on 74 minutes, but Kane grabbed his third and fourth of the game to seal the win. 





Major moment 

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After Spurs raced into a two-goal lead, it would always be a difficult task for the Foxes to recover, but Ben Chilwell’s first strike in a Leicester shirt gave City hope. 

Tottenham replied within four minutes though, as Harry Kane netted his second of the match and that proved to be a goal that halted any form of a Leicester comeback. 

Who impressed? 

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Academy graduate Ben Chilwell has started both of Leicester City’s past two games, with those appearances coming against two of the best teams in the Premier League – Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. 

He has impressed on both occasions and while his first City goal will be marred by the loss to Spurs, the left back will learn a great deal from coming up against two star-studded outfits. 

Where do we stand? 

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The defeat means the Foxes remain in 11th position, but a victory on Sunday against Bournemouth would guarantee them a top-half finish. 

Coming up… 

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City’s final game of the 2016/17 season sees Bournemouth come to King Power Stadium on Sunday. The Cherries are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games and last time out beat Burnley 2-1.

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