Riyad Mahrez continued his phenomenal opening to the campaign with a fourth goal in three games to peg Tottenham back in the 82nd minute – just 90 seconds after Dele Alli broke the deadlock for Mauricio Pochettino’s visitors.
The result leaves the Foxes unbeaten in the Premier League this season and means they have earned more points since April than any other top-flight side.
“We need to compete better to the end because against Stoke we conceded late also – two goals”.
There had been little early indication that this match would reach such a hectic conclusion.
Gokhan Inler could make his debut for a Leicester side still without the injured Matt James.
Robert Huth: Played a key role in a Leicester defence that isolated Harry Kane.
The lack of ruthless finishing in the match highlighted their need to buy a centre-forward to partner Harry Kane, and with Everton coming up next they could do with dipping into the transfer market sooner rather than later. Capturing the scalp of Spurs at the weekend could truly show Leicester that they are capable of continuing their top form and turning it into a finish higher up the league than a relegation battle.
Despite a second half fightback, the two goal lead was too much for Slaven Bilic’s side to overturn, and despite having just 30% possession, the Foxes came out 2-1 winners.
Kane’s quiet opening half was rounded off when his first shot of the afternoon went out for a throw-in.
Erik Lamela – 5: The stats will say Lamela created the most chances of anyone on the pitch, but he was largely a passenger, especially in the first half.
“Tottenham have qualified for Europe five times in the last six seasons”.
Leicester looked organised at the back, despite falling asleep for Delle Ali’s opener, while the pace of Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki again wreaked havoc. Kane crafted his own chance in the 63rd minute when he bustled into area and prodded his shot at Schmeichel. The watching Roy Hodgson may have made a similar note.
Spurs have won 23 of their 46 previous visits to Leicester.
Led by exciting Algeria winger Mahrez, Leicester top the fledgling table with seven points from three matches.
Tottenham are still without a win this season and it might have been worse for them in the 88th minute as Mahrez turned provider and Hugo Lloris saved Wes Morgan’s header from point-blank range.
“Until we scored we deserved to win”, said Pochettino.