Kane bags brace as Spurs seal 3rd with thrilling win over Leicester

Tyler Owen
May 14, 2018

Claude Puel rued Leicester City's inability to manage the game after seeing his side beaten 5-4 in a Premier League classic against Tottenham.

The game got off to a rapid start as Vardy flicked home a header at the near post from Mahrez's ideal free kick.

It remains to be seen if boss Mauricio Pochettino and key centre-back Toby Alderweireld, who have both been the subject of speculation surrounding their futures, will remain with Spurs when they leave the national stadium to play at their new ground on the site of the old White Hart Lane next season.

Kane's two goals took his tally to 30 for the season and it was an encouraging performance ahead of this summer's World Cup, but he ultimately fell two goals short in his pursuit of a third successive Golden Boot. Lucas Moura won the ball high up the pitch and released Kane, who raced in on goal and shot past Eldin Jakupovic at the near post. Until Vardy scored his second to level the tie. Vardy controlled in the box and an onrushing Mahrez slammed home to make it 2-1. Demarai Gray looked close to extending the lead when he forced a fine save from Hugo Lloris after some superb football from Leicester.

After a poor header from Eric Dier, Iheanacho picked the ball up, shrugged off Wanyama's challenge and launched an unstoppable effort from 25 yards that rifled into the top corner.

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Vardy then made it 4-4 as Mahrez timed his pass perfectly and Vardy smashed home his 20th goal of the PL season in style.

- Harry Kane has scored more goals in all competitions versus Leicester City than against any other side in his career (13). An 19th PL goal of the season from Vardy gave Leicester the lead.

- Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score 40+ goals in a season in all competitions since Clive Allen in 1986-87 (49).

Kane has 28 goals this campaign, three behind Mohamed Salah on 31, but the Englishman did score seven goals in the final two games last season to edge past Romelu Lukaku, including four in a 6-1 thrashing away at the Foxes.

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