Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, 08 December 2018

Score2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueKing Power Stadium
Attendance31,957
Kick-off: 7.45pm Since returning to the Premier League in 2014-15, Leicester City had now conceded 22 goals against Tottenham Hotspur; more than against any other team. There had now been only one goalless draw in the 97 league meetings between the teams. It came in the second tier at Spurs on 27 March 1948. Premier League Head to Head Played: 25 Leicester City won: 10 Drawn: 5 Tottenham Hotspur won: 10 Leicester City scored: 43 Tottenham Hotspur scored: 45

0 Leicester City

Manager: Claude Puel

2 Tottenham Hotspur

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Goals:

Goals:

SON Heung-min 45 G
Dele Alli 58 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Pereira
Midfielder Vicente Iborra
Midfielder James Maddison
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Serge Aurier
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder Harry Winks
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min
Midfielder/Forward Lucas Moura

Substitutions:

Rachid Ghezzal for Kelechi Iheanacho 56
Marc Albrighton for Vicente Iborra 56
Shinji Okazaki for Nampalys Mendy 79

Substitutions:

Christian Eriksen for Lucas Moura 67
Harry Kane for SON Heung-min 74
Kyle Walker-Peters for Serge Aurier 78

Cards:

Nampalys Mendy 16 Y
Marc Albrighton 64 Y
Demarai Gray 81 Y

Cards:

Eric Dier 9 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Harry Maguire
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Hamza Choudhury
Midfielder Rachid Ghezzal
Forward Shinji Okazaki

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Paolo Gazzaniga
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Oliver Skipp
Forward Harry Kane

Comments:

League position: 9th This was Leicester City’s first defeat in their last seven games in the Premier League (won two). The Foxes had now lost five of their last 15 home games in the Premier League (won four). They failed to score for the second time in their 16 games in the Premier League so far in this season. City had now only won two of their last nine games in the Premier League (lost three).

Comments:

League position: 3rd Tottenham Hotspur had now taken 36 points from their opening 16 games of this Premier League season. On a three points for a win basis, it became their best start at this stage of a top division season since 1960-61 (46 points). Spurs had now won 13 away games in the Premier League in 2018; more than any other team. They had now won 12 of 13 games so far in this Premier League season when they had scored the first goal. Dele Alli scored his 50th goal in all competitions for Spurs. None of Spurs' last 20 games in the Premier League had now ended in a draw (won 15). They remained as the only team in England's top seven divisions who had yet to draw a league game so far in this season.