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Premier League Matchweek 13: Leicester go second after sweeping aside Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur failed to bounce back from their last-minute defeat to Liverpool in midweek as they fell to a 2-0 loss at home to Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

This result means that Jose Mourinho's Spurs now find themselves six points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, yet it is interesting that had Roberto Firmino not headed home that late winner, the two teams would have been level on points heading into this weekend.

Tottenham struggled to get going throughout Sunday's match and they ultimately paid the cost for a Serge Aurier mistake just before half time. The right-back barged into the back of Wesley Fofana just inside the box and, following a VAR review, a penalty was awarded. Jamie Vardy then stepped up to give Leicester a 1-0 lead.

The beginning of the second half saw Leicester grow in confidence, while Spurslooked languid. It seemed as though James Maddison had given the Foxes a 2-0 lead, too, after he excellently controlled a long ball by James Justin and fired across Hugo Lloris into the far corner. However, the goal was reviewed and VAR adjudged him to have been narrowly offside when the ball was played.

Ten minutes after Maddison's goal had been disallowed, just shy of the hour mark, Leicester grabbed their second. Marc Albrighton's cross from the right in the direction of Vardy saw the English striker rise above Moussa Sissoko and head the ball into the direction of Toby Alderweireld, who was helpless as he saw the ball go off his leg and past Lloris.

Spurs now find themselves sitting fifth in the table on 25 points from 14 games, while Leicester are in second place on 27, also after 14 matches played. And, for the first time in his managerial career, Brendan Rodgers has managed to get one over his former boss at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho.

Source: Marca 

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