Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

Eriksen helps title-chasing Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1

Alan Shearer has admitted that he was wrong to rule Tottenham out of the Premier League title race back in December.

This was another outing where they rode their luck at times, especially when Vardy's penalty miss and a series of poor finishes from Maddison and Barnes are taken into account, but Pochettino's side simply keep finding a way to get the points.

Spurs fans enjoyed seeing their superstar playmaker come back to form, with many commenting on his performance and the quality of his display against Leicester on social media after the final whistle.

Of course, Pochettino wants his full-backs to give his midfield the width it lacks in games like this but when is high, the other should be concentrating more on his defensive duties.

Maddison took hold of the ball and presented it to the former England striker after he replaced Gray, but with his first touch, Hugo Lloris dived to save his penalty.

Next up for Tottenham is Wednesday night's Champions League round of 16 showdown with Borussia Dortmund.

Son claimed he was tripped by Harry Maguire in the first half, but Oliver showed the South Korean a yellow card for simulation, before later awarding a penalty to Leicester when he adjudged that Jan Vertonghen had fouled James Maddison.

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"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty".

"Sometimes you can win games not playing your best".

Insisting he was happy for Vardy to take the penalty, Puel said: "I gave him the opportunity. It was an even game - we conceded more than we usually concede - but I think the victory is fair", he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

Leicester, who missed good chances at a steady rate through the game, have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions as the pressure grows on Claude Puel. "Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable", Pochettino said.

It was not the first time a player has taken a spot-kick in the Premier League immediately after coming on with Wigan midfielder Ben Watson doing so on New Year's Eve in November 2011, sealing a 2-2 draw.

Eriksen then doubled Tottenham's lead inside three minutes.

That was after a well-worked move allowed Ricardo Pereira to drill in a cross from the right.

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