Kelechi Iheanacho

City Edged In Wembley Thriller

An incredible Premier League encounter at Wembley Stadium saw Tottenham Hotspur narrowly defeat Leicester City 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.
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For the clash, Claude Puel handed starts to Vicente Iborra and Demarai Gray, while Academy graduates Layton Ndukwu, Hamza Choudhury and Harvey Barnes were all named as substitutes for the clash in the capital.

After just four minutes, the Foxes were in front as Jamie Vardy headed in a Riyad Mahrez free kick – the No.9's 19th Premier League goal of the season.

But three minutes later, England international Harry Kane side-footed past Eldin Jakupović to level matters in the capital.

Puel’s men regained the lead just after the quarter-hour mark through Mahrez, whose superb finish found into the bottom corner.

With just two minutes of the second period gone, Nigeria frontman Kelechi Iheanacho extended the Leicester advantage with a stunning effort from distance that gave Hugo Lloris no chance.

However, two goals in the space of four minutes saw Tottenham make it 3-3. Erik Lamela converted Kyle Walker-Peters’ low cross on 49 minutes, before the Argentine's deflected effort found the back of the net via Christian Fuchs.  

The game continued to ebb and flow and it appeared to turn in Tottenham’s favour on the hour mark, when Lamela struck again to put Mauricio Pochettino’s men 4-3 up.

Vardy had other ideas. After latching onto a Mahrez pass, he took a touch before rifling into the top corner from a tight angle. 

However, three minutes later, Spurs were in front again, as Kane bent a shot into the bottom corner to ultimately seal the points for the hosts.

A fine effort from Vardy followed in injury time, but his half-volley, following a Harry Maguire header, flew over Lloris’ crossbar.

Major moment

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Starring at Wembley
Starring at Wembley

Hamza went on to feature in each of LCFC’s final seven fixtures of the 2017/18 campaign.

The most decisive moment of the game proved to be Harry Kane’s winning goal.

The Foxes did brilliantly to respond to Spurs’ initial turnaround and when Jamie Vardy made it 4-4 with just over 15 minutes to play, it looked like the spoils would be shared.

But Kane’s second effort of the game restored the London outfit’s one-goal advantage and that proved to be enough to win it.

Who impressed?

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Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy points to the sky after netting his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign.

Jamie Vardy, Leicester City’s 2017/18 top scorer, put in an excellent display on Sunday afternoon.

A constant threat to the Spurs back line, he fully deserved to hit the 20-goal mark in the Premier League and was just inches away from scoring a hat-trick in injury time.

He finishes the season as the top flight's fourth-highest goalscorer behind Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

Where do we stand?

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Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez applauds the travelling Blue Army after the full-time whistle.

City’s loss at Wembley Stadium means they will finish the 2017/18 Premier League campaign in ninth position - three places higher than in 2016/17. 

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