Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Mauricio Pochettino: 'Tottenham Hotspur deserved victory over Leicester City'

Mauricio Pochettino: 'Tottenham Hotspur deserved victory over Leicester City'

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

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.

In a weird turn of events, Vardy came off the bench for Gray and walked straight up to the spot to take the penalty, only for Lloris to dive to his right and push it away to safety.

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.

Their attention now turns to the Champions League, where they host Borussia Dortmund in the last 16, though Pochettino is unhappy with the scheduling of this game against the Foxes.

With Leicester 1-0 down, James Maddison earned the visitors a penalty at Wembley after he was fouled by Jan Vertonghen.

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"I am so happy with my players".

"We had all the opportunities to win the game".

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. "The way we conceded [chances] is more than we usually concede but I think the victory's fair". Frustratingly for Leicester fans, those two impressive results aside, they have lost five of their last six games in all competitions, including defeats to Newport, Cardiff and Southampton.

The South Korea global went tumbling in the area after an attempted tackle by Harry Maguire, but referee Oliver showed him a yellow card after deeming he had dived.

Tottenham made the most of their escape as Eriksen doubled the lead three minutes later.

Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: "It's unbelievable".

Oliver Skipp charged down Ricardo Pereira's clearance, Fernando Llorente fed Eriksen, who added to his earlier assist by sending a low shot into the bottom corner in the 63rd.

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