Match report: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Leicester City

In Leicester City and Claude Puel, there was more Wembley suffering as they suffered another defeat in the capital.

The goals of Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and a last-minute strike by Heung-Min Son condemned City to another defeat leaving them in the bottom half of the table, but City did not reflect the promising performance of Puel's Youngsters contrary .

Substitute Jamie Vardy saw his first substitute coming in from Hugo Lloris before bouncing back on the visitors, while Demarai Gray and Harvey Barnes missed out on a frustrating afternoon at Wembley.

Puel threw a big shock before the game by dropping his top scorer Vardy.

It was an even bigger surprise considering his record against Spurs. Prior to the game he had been involved in seven Torenham games against Tottenham directly with seven goals with four goals and three assists.

Mauricio Pochettino did not have Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier due to injuries and illness, but Citys Talisman striker had no such problem and the decision only gave rise to the suspicion that Vardy and his manager had broken it ,

Last weekend, Vardy saw him say a few words after City's 1-0 loss to Manchester United. Puel was talking to Paul Pogba nearby.

Puel had been asked ahead of the game if there was a problem between him and his top scorer and the Frenchman denied it. Sources near Vardy also say that there was no clash between them, but his decision would only add fire, though he tried to explain his reasons before the game.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy sees his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur

"I want to develop options other than Jamie," he said. "We need another answer so as not to put Jamie under pressure all the time.

"I think Demarai had good qualities to play in that position and can feel comfortable with the ball.

It would be a good opportunity for him and for us. "

Vardy's news masked the fact that Youri Tielemans made his debut even though his midfield partner changed just before the game when Papy Mendy was injured in the warm-up and Wilfred Ndidi was reinstated.

City minus Vardy played well in the first half. In particular, Tielemans showed a series of passing game and vision that had missed the midfield of the city.

He had an excellent ball for Barnes in the first ten minutes, but the youngster pulled his shot forward as he was well placed.

In fact, Barnes had the best chance for City when he came in from the left flank, but he could not seize it, and Ben Chilwell joined the city with Spurs's rights.

Barnes also provided James Maddison, while Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans both had good chances.

Leicester City's Harry Maguire faces Tottenham Hotspur, forcing goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to make a good save

City survived a penalty kick when Son fell into the penalty area under Maguire's challenge, but referee Michael Oliver instead booked him for a dive and they overtook the 15-minute mark without conceding for the first time since their victory in Everton on New Year's Day Kasper Schmeichel had to thank for a wonderful rescue of Danny Rose.

City had asserted itself with an average age of 24 years, but after half an hour they conceded a bad goal when they were caught out of a well-functioning corner. Davinson Sanchez was able to break Maguire to come home from close range.

A brief failure had nullified all their positive work, even though Tielemans had almost made a bizarre equalizer when he almost embarrassed Hugo Lloris in the first half of injury time.

Gray had not had much service, but five minutes into the first half he had a great opportunity with a header from Ricardo Pereira's cross, but clumsily slipped into Lloris' arms.

Puel turned frustrated in the technical area, while many of the impressive Blue Army that followed in the corner of Wembley had mumbled "Vardy met there."

It was, of course, hypothetical, but they soon sang Vardy's name as he spoke up to warm up, and enthusiastically encouraged Gray after he had another half-chance.

Finally, Vardy stepped off the bench into a chorus & # 39; halleluhja & # 39; from the city fans.

But before they could make the switch, City broke again and Maddison went down under Vertonghen's challenge. Penalty, Oliver, who had not the taste of the month with the Spurs fans.

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris saves a penalty from Jamie Vardy of Leicester City

Before the kick could be performed, Vardy replaced Gray and immediately grabbed the ball for his first touch. Unfortunately for Vardy and Puel, Lloris guessed the right way and pushed his place away.

The city paid the ultimate price when Christian Eriksen scored the Spurs' second goal three minutes later after Ricardo had wasted the property.

Puel stood with his hands on his hips, wondering what he'd done to earn that, as Vardy Barnes played the keeper in a one-on-one interview and Lloris delivered another good save.

If it does not rain in the world of Puel, it pours.

But then there was a short ray of light as Vardy thanked for his penalty after finishing short of Pereira's deep cross pass after a patient kick-off.

Then he had another chance when the Spurs were worried, while Kelechi Iheanacho saw the outside net as the visitors pressed for the equalizer.

However, to add to the uncomfortable afternoon for the City boss, Son broke away in stoppage to complete the win for Spurs and condemn City to a second consecutive defeat in a game they needed to take away.

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