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EPL PIX: Tottenham stay in title hunt with win over Leicester

February 10, 2019 21:30 IST

Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Mim Son celebrates scoring his team's third goal during their Premier League match against Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur's Heung-Mim Son celebrates scoring his team's third goal during their Premier League match against Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min helped Tottenham Hotspur overcome Leicester City 3-1 in an entertaining Premier League match at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Tottenham went ahead through Sanchez who scored his first goal for the London club by meeting Eriksen's whipped cross with a diving header in the 33rd minute, although Leicester's players complained he was in an offside position.

 

Leicester missed the chance to equalise on the hour mark when substitute Jamie Vardy's penalty -- his first touch after coming on -- was pushed away by Hugo Lloris after Jan Vertonghen was adjudged to have fouled James Maddison in the box.

Tottenham Hotspur's keeper Hugo Lloris saves a penalty off Leicester City's Jamie Vardy 

IMAGE: Tottenham Hotspur's keeper Hugo Lloris saves a penalty off Leicester City's Jamie Vardy. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Tottenham doubled their lead three minutes later as Eriksen collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a fierce shot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Vardy made up for his earlier miss by tapping in from close range 14 minutes from the final whistle after a well worked move allowed Ricardo Pereira to drill in a cross from the right.

After a sustained period of Leicester pressure, Son settled nerves of the home supporters by slotting in Tottenham's third with a solo run from the halfway line.

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