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Classic Clashes With Spurs – City’s First PL Opponents

Leicester City’s Premier League return starts with the visit of Tottenham Hotspur and the fixture release evokes memories from recent head-to-head battles.
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Following news of an encounter against Ange Postecoglou's side on Monday 19 August (8pm kick-off) to begin the 2024/25 campaign, we take a trip down memory lane to look back at the Foxes’ three most recent league victories over Spurs on Filbert Way.

Leicester City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Saturday 11 February, 2023
King Power Stadium
Premier League

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Papy Mendy
Papy Mendy

A scorcher from Mendy.

The pair’s previous meeting in Leicester ended with the Foxes scoring four goals for the second successive Premier League match. Having beaten Aston Villa 4-2 the preceding week, City produced another impressive performance to see off the Lilywhites on home soil.

It was the visitors who took an early lead via Rodrigo Bentancur, but Leicester responded in stunning fashion halfway through the first period – Papy Mendy striking a rocket into the top corner for the equaliser – his first LCFC goal.

Less than two minutes later, James Maddison edged the Foxes ahead and, in first-half stoppage time, Kelechi Iheanacho added a third to cap off an excellent 45 minutes. A late goal from Harvey Barnes wrapped up the scoring for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Saturday 21 September, 2019
King Power Stadium
Premier League

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Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira

Celebrating the equaliser.

Again it was the away side who seized the initiative during this encounter; former City loanee Harry Kane converting in the first half. Both sides had a goal ruled out by VAR but Portuguese full-back Ricardo Pereira was the man to level matters for the Foxes.

Maddison soon netted his first of the 2019/20 season, expertly arrowing the ball into the bottom corner with five minutes to play, completing the comeback and a narrow success over Spurs.

A victory which moved Leicester above Tottenham and up to second in the Premier League, City remained unbeaten at home. The season would end with a fifth-place finish, securing European football.

Leicester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Tuesday 28 November, 2017
King Power Stadium
Premier League

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Riyad Mahrez & Marc Albrighton
Riyad Mahrez & Marc Albrighton

More Mahrez magic on Filbert Way.

A sublime Jamie Vardy lob was the highlight of this home triumph, with City’s No.9 opening the scoring on 13 minutes, a goal coming exactly two years since he set a Premier League record for scoring in 11 successive league matches.  

Riyad Mahrez doubled the advantage in first-half stoppage time, curling one home to put Claude Puel’s Leicester in a commanding position.

Spurs had chances to find a foothold in the match but were unable to find a way through until 10 minutes from time – Kane once again the man to score – but it wasn’t enough to take a share of the spoils.

Just one defeat from Puel’s opening five matches saw Leicester move into ninth in the table, a position they would maintain at the campaign’s conclusion.

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