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

Pochettino: 'Spurs deserved win over Leicester'
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino claims that his side deserved their 3-1 win over Leicester City, despite not being at their best at Wembley.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that his side were not at their best during their 3-1 win over Leicester City this afternoon but believes that they deserved to come away with all three points.

Goals from Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min sealed a fourth straight win for the title outsiders, lifting them to within five points of leaders Liverpool.

Leicester squandered a string of chances, though - including a missed penalty from Jamie Vardy - and Pochettino acknowledged that it was a win they ground out without being on top form.

"It was fantastic. Sometimes you win games not playing at your best. It was an even game - we conceded more than we usually concede - but I think the victory is fair," he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

"I am so happy with my players. It is really important to recognise that the players are putting in fantastic effort and I am so proud of them."

Tottenham will now turn their attention to the Champions League, with the first leg of their last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund taking place on Wednesday.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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