Review: Spurs 3 Leicester City 0 Things are starting to look good!
Four home wins in a row, the first time for the new stadium, and Harry Kane is back to his best as we kept our Europa League hopes still on track. With the thrashing of Leicester City (3-0), it puts a significant dent in the Leicester City’s Champions League ambitions. Which means that if they fail, they will be in the same pot as us (Europa League).
From the start, we were off, and within six minutes Kane gave a terrific outside-of-the-boot pass to send Son away down the left, and his shot took a wicked deflection off Justin and beat Kasper Schmeichel at his near post. One-nil to us.
City didn’t give up and responded well, Jamie Vardy would have been level through a quality chest, and volley from Ayoze Perez. But Lloris managed to save and stopped the equaliser.
Eight minutes before half time Kane fired a double to put the game beyond the Foxes.
Brendan Rodgers reacted to the disaster in front of him by sending on Demarai Gray at half-time. The winger did test Lloris with a dipping free-kick that he managed to get over the bar.
Jose Mourinho named an unchanged side from the Arsenal game where we won 2-1 and the Newcastle victory. Aurier also played, even though he had a traumatic week.
All this means is that we are on track for a top-six place, however, we are also reliant on results outside our control. We need Wolves to lose to Palace, who play today (20th) and then next week – the last game of the extended season – they play Chelsea, away. While we play Palace. A Palace draw or even a Chelsea draw would be good enough for us if we beat Palace in the last game of the season.
What next for us
As I said, we end our season with a trip to Crystal Palace. All 10 fixtures on the last day take place on Sunday, kicking off at 16:00 BST. Then hopefully back to normal.