Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leicester City: Kane continues hot streak against Foxes
Kane nets his first against the Foxes on Sunday | Photo: Getty/ Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have boosted their chances of Europa League football whilst dealing a massive blow to Leicester's potential Champions League place with a 3-0 win in North London on Sunday evening. 

Spurs enjoyed a lightning start to the game as Heung-Min Son's shot took a touch off of James Justin and rolled into the net in just the fifth minute. Harry Kane then wrote his name all over the clash by netting twice in three minutes with two clinical finishes, with their first half advantage proving enough for a comfortable three points.

Story of the Match

Fortunate opener for Spurs

It only took six minutes for the net to be bulged but it came in somewhat fortunate circumstances. Kane picked out Son with an excellent outside of the foot pass, with the South Korean running at the Leicester defence. Ryan Bennett failed to get a meaningful tackle in, opening up the shot, which was deflected into the bottom corner by Justin.

Despite going behind though, Leicester reacted extremely well. Vardy and Perez both had shots blocked before the latter attempted an audacious backheel from close range that was also cleared away. Hugo Lloris then had to produce heroics to leap to the bottom left corner to paw away a powerful volley from Perez.

Kane nets against Leicester again

Having netted 14 goals in his previous 13 games against Leicester, it was always on the cards that he would be on the scoresheet yet again. That was confirmed twice in the first half as at first, he charged down the left and finished coolly into the far corner. Then, he was afforded far too much space once again, cut inside and finessed an excellent right-footed shot past Kasper Schmeichel as Spurs claimed a tremendous first-half advantage.

Following the interval, the Foxes remained the better on the ball but struggled to threaten their hosts, Demarai Gray going closest from a free-kick and Kelechi Iheanacho drawing a great save out of Lloris. Brendan Rodgers' troops were not able to get on the scoresheet though, with their UEFA Champions League place now looking under serious threat ahead of the final match of the season against Manchester United

Meanwhile, Spurs look set to join the Foxes in the Europa League after their confident win. 

Takeaways

Kane the scourge of Leicester again

It's now a tremendous 16 goals in just 14 matches against the Foxes for former Leicester loanee, Harry Kane. The frontman was instrumental in Sunday's victory, netting two goals and playing a key role in the opener. It's very rare that Kane doesn't contribute when coming up against his former club, an aspect that Foxes' fans are very aware of by now.

Flat from Leicester

Looking at the statistics, the scoreline was somewhat harsh on the visitors having enjoyed far more possession and shots in North London. But for an early period in the first-half, Leicester never really looked like scoring, a familiar theme since football got back underway. 

Europa League football for both?

Following the win, Tottenham are now just six points behind the Foxes in sixth. Whilst Leicester are secured of at least fifth in the table, Mourinho's troops look on the up and one of the favourites to secure Europa League football. Leicester will join them should Manchester United beat them and West Ham United in the final two matches of the campaign.

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