Tottenham 0-2 Leicester: Mourinho’s side concede defeat with a defensive horror show

Toby Alderweireld-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City in the Premier League earlier tonight.

Jamie Vardy scored the opening goal of the game on the stroke of halftime and Toby Alderweireld’s own goal wrapped up the scoring for Leicester.

Both the goals from the Foxes, could have been avoided. Mourinho’s side let the situation go out of hand with an incredible lapse of judgement from Serge Aurier and Toby Alderweireld.

Vardy converted from the penalty spot to score his 11th goal of the season after Serge Aurier brought down Wesley Fofana in the Spurs box. The foul was not at all necessary, as the VAR intervened before penalty kick was awarded.

With the own-goal today, Alderweireld contributed three opposition goals in two matches.

The defeat tonight leaves Spurs fifth in the Premier League table, six points behind league leaders Liverpool. Meanwhile, Leicester are up to second in the table with 27 points. 

Kasper Schmeichel did exceedingly well to deny the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son to preserve Leicester’s advantage. 

The Londoners came into the game after a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in the midweek and they were determined to pick up all three points here.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho will have demanded a strong reaction from his players here. But the way his team conceded four goals in last two matches, Spurs could see a hectic transfer window in January.

Tottenham are competing for the Premier League title this season and they need to win games like these especially at home.

Leicester City have been quite inconsistent this season and Rodgers will be demanding more from his players in the coming weeks.

The foxes have managed to beat top teams like Arsenal and Manchester City this season and it will be interesting to see if they can add some sort of consistency to their game.

Leicester City have the quality to qualify for European football this season and it will be interesting to see how they perform over the next few months.

Tonight’s win was Leicester’s first win at Spurs since their title winning season in 2015/16. It will have given them immense confidence heading into the festive period and it will be interesting to see how the Foxes perform after Christmas.