Tottenham 3 - 1 Leicester: Tottenham remains in contention

Davinson Sanchez is the 147th player to score in the Premier League for Tottenham - only West Ham United have as many
Davinson Sanchez is the 147th player to score in the Premier League for Tottenham - only West Ham United have as many


Tottenham ensured they remain in contention in the Premier League title race as Mauricio Pochettino's facet attained victory over Leicester at Wembley.

Spurs had to weather a late Foxes fightback to remain third in the table after 26 games, but reduced the deficit to leaders Liverpool - who beat Bournemouth on Saturday - to 5 points.

Christian Eriksen provided a pin-point cross to set up Davinson Sanchez's 1st Tottenham goal after 33 minutes, before producing a moment of quality to double the hosts' advantage from the edge of the area in the half.

The Dane's strike came simply 3 minutes after omitted Leicester striker Jamie Vardy emerged from the bench in dramatic fashion to take a penalty on the hour mark - only to be denied by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Vardy made a demonstrable difference to Leicester's attack and converted from Ricardo Pereira's low cross to set up a tense finish, before the in-form Son Heung-min made certain of a home win in stoppage time.

It's a fourth consecutive league win for Tottenham who remain in touch at the top, simply 2 points behind second-place Manchester city who face Chelsea.
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