FA Cup – The Best Bits: Tottenham 2-2 Leicester (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

10th, January 2016

Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Leicester City – FA Cup 3rd Round – 10th January 2016

A late, late Harry Kane penalty denied high-flying Leicester a win at White Hart Lane in an entertaining all-top-flight 3rd round clash.


Both Mauricio Pochettino and Claudio Ranieri put out mix-and-match teams, but it was the Lilywhites who struck first, courtesy of a strike from Christian Eriksen on eight minutes after ‘keeper Kasper Schmeichel had saved Nacer Chadli’s shot. However, just 11 minutes later, the Fixes drew level via a Marcin Wasilewski header.

Ranieri sent on Shinji Okazaki  at the break, and almost immediately the Japanese striker put the visitors ahead, courtesy of a superb individual goal. Despite dominating possession, Spurs struggled to find a cutting edge and midway through the second-half, Pochettino sent on Harry Kane (along with Dele Alli and Nacir Bentaleb). However, it took until the 89th minute for the goal to come, with Kane bagging his 50th goal for the north Londoners. The goal came courtesy of a controversial penalty, with Nathan Dyer adjudged to have handled the ball in the Leicester box, much to the outrage of the visitors.

That late equaliser sees both sides facing a replay, with that extra big game not what either manager would have wanted as they both eye Premier League success



(Highlights: Footytube)