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Sep 21, 2019 at 12.30pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,129
LeicesterLeicester City
2-1
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Pereira (69'), Maddison (85')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kane (29')

Result: VAR the talking point as Leicester City fight back to beat Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City come from behind to record a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, but only after VAR had played its part in Saturday's Premier League fixture.

Leicester City have fought back to register a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium, but only after benefitting from a marginal call by VAR.

With Spurs ahead thanks to a Harry Kane goal, Serge Aurier thought that he had doubled his team's lead shortly after the hour mark, before VAR intervened to rule that Son Heung-min had been millimetres offside in the build-up.

Leicester equalised shortly afterwards through Ricardo Pereira, with James Maddison finding a winner from distance in the closing stages to move his side into second position in the standings.

Both teams began the game looking to get onto the front foot, with Harvey Barnes almost getting into a shooting position for Leicester and Son dragging an effort off target within the first three minutes.

Kane also had a shot comfortably saved by Kasper Schmeichel, before the in-form Maddison curled marginally wide and had an effort saved at the near post by Paulo Gazzaniga, who was standing in for Hugo Lloris after the Frenchman's partner had given birth in the hours before the game.

Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi has goal disallowed against Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League on September 21, 2019.© Reuters

Leicester thought that they had taken the lead shortly afterwards when Gazzaniga spilled a shot from Youri Tielemans, before the ball was eventually forced over the line by Wilfred Ndidi, but the goal was chalked off by VAR after Ayoze Perez had challenged the goalkeeper from an offside position.

The eventful opening quarter continued with Moussa Sissoko perhaps being fortunate to avoid a red for an aggressive challenge on Maddison, while Jonny Evans was equally relieved to have avoided conceding a penalty for what appeared to be a foul on Danny Rose.

Just before the half-hour mark, Spurs took the lead through Kane. The forward was off balance as he looked to get on the end of Son's flick, but the England international somehow managed to fire the ball into the far corner as he fell to the ground.

Harry Kane somehow scores for Tottenham Hotspur against Leicester City in the Premier League on September 21, 2019.© Reuters

Chances continued to be created as the game approached half time, with Gazzaniga denying Perez at one end before Kane had an attempt from the edge of the area kept out by Schmeichel at the other.

The high intensity from the first half remained at the beginning of the second, although neither team created anything of note until Gazzaniga stayed alert to save from Jamie Vardy.

Spurs responded with Son dragging an effort wide of the far post when he probably should have scored, although the visitors had the ball in the net soon afterwards through Aurier.

However, despite the Ivorian finding the far bottom corner from 14 yards out, VAR intervened again, this time adjudging Son to be millimetres offside in the build-up.

Mauricio Pochettino and his players were naturally left frustrated by the call, and that feeling only heightened when Leicester equalised through Pereira, who converted from 10 yards after being found by Vardy's deflected cutback.

Jamie Vardy celebrates Ricardo Pereira's goal for Leicester City against Tottenham Hotspur on September 21, 2019.© Reuters

While the Foxes had all of the momentum, Spurs went on the offensive in search of a second goal, with Aurier flashing wide of the far post and Kane seeing a strike claimed by Schmeichel at the second time of asking.

However, Leicester found a winner of their own with five minutes remaining. After receiving a pass from Hamza Choudhury, Maddison took a touch forwad before lashing a low effort into the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

As a result of the use of technology, six minutes were added on, but Leicester held firm to move ahead of their opponents and Manchester City into second place, with Spurs now in fifth spot.

LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans (Choudhury 84'); Barnes (Gray 82'), Perez (Praet 67'), Maddison; Vardy

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-3-1-2) Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko (Wanyama 67'), Winks, Ndombele (Moura 86'); Lamela (Eriksen 79'); Son, Kane

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham93331112-112
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Everton9315713-610
13Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
14Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
16Aston Villa8224131218
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
18Southampton8215815-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163

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