Sunday 20 August 2017

Leicester v Tottenham - story of the match

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Ruthless Harry Kane struck four goals as Tottenham dismantled Leicester 6-1.

The England forward's haul moved him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Premier League's golden boot with 26 goals ahead of Sunday's season-finale at Hull.

Son Heung-min also scored twice at the King Power Stadium as Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea's title win.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"What a P-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e!!! Beautiful, productive football. And @HKane. Words failed to describe it. Congratulations all around" - former Tottenham midfielder Osvaldo Ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) was clearly delighted with Spurs' performance.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Son's strike put Spurs in total control but it was the build-up which caught the eye as Leicester were completely pulled apart.

Mousa Dembele was involved before finding Dele Alli on the edge of the penalty area. Space was still tight but he chipped a pass to Son and the South Korean spun to steer a first-time volley into the bottom corner.

The goal, Son's 20th of the season, marked the first time three Tottenham players had passed that mark in a season with Alli on 21 and Kane now netting 32.

STAT OF THE MATCH

Kane has now scored 70 goals in his last 90 Premier League games for Spurs after netting his 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th top-flight goals of the season on Thursday.

The England man opened the scoring before restoring Tottenham's two-goal lead just as Leicester threatened to get back into the game before two late strikes.

He is now two in front of Lukaku in the race for the golden boot.

STAR MAN

Kane. He is now in pole position to claim the golden boot after his four-goal haul which took him past last season's total.

He now has 26, one more than last season when he was also the Premier League's top scorer, after a ruthless show of finishing which put Leicester to the sword.

Son, Alli and Kane were relentless, epitomising Spurs' quality and work rate.

Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel: 5

Danny Simpson: 5

Yohan Benalouane: 4

Christian Fuchs: 4

Ben Chilwell: 5

Riyad Mahrez: 4

Wilfred Ndidi: 5

Daniel Amartey: 5

Marc Albrighton: 6

Shinji Okazaki: 5

Jamie Vardy: 5

Substitutes:

Islam Slimani (for Okazaki): 6

Demarai Gray (for Benalouane): 6

Ahmed Musa (for Vardy): 6

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris: 7

Eric Dier: 7

Jan Vertonghen: 7

Toby Alderweireld: 7

Ben Davies: 7

Victor Wanyama: 8

Mousa Dembele: 8

Moussa Sissoko: 8

Dele Alli: 8

Son Heung-min: 8

Harry Kane: 9

Substitutes:

Vincent Janssen (for Son): 6

Filip Lesniak (for Dembele): 6

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (for Sissoko): 6

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Leicester v Bournemouth (Premier League, Sunday)

Hull v Tottenham (Premier League, Sunday)

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