As it happened: Leicester City 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur


18:284 months ago

That's it from us!

That's all we have time for as this season comes to an end, with Spurs coming from behind twice to run out as 4-2 winners.

Due to the result, its Liverpool and Chelsea who finish in the top four, despite Chelsea losing their game against Aston Villa as Leicester agonisingly miss out once again.

Thank you for joining us on this stream and be sure to stick around as we pick apart the match.

18:164 months ago

A huge opportunity missed

Due to Chelsea's result, a win for the Foxes would have guaranteed a top four finish but the performance capitulated in the final 15 minutes with the Spurs equaliser.

All three of the goals conceded were avoidable as mistakes at the back ultimately cost the East Midlands side the taste of Champions League football once again.

It will be a tough one to take for Rodgers and his side as they miss out on the final day for the second consecutive season.

A sour end to what was still a successful campaign.

17:584 months ago

Full time: Leicester 2-4 Spurs

After getting themselves into such a promising position, with other results working in their favour, Leicester come short as they not only lose 4-2 on the day, but their place in the Champions League.

Vardy and Kane both scored in the first half as they went in at the break level but Vardy's second penalty of the match put the Foxes back in contention of a top four finish.

Spurs equalised through unfortunate goalkeeping on Schmeichel's part and then took the lead through Bale.

The Welshman would secure the win in final stages with his second of the match, condemning Leicester to the Europa League while securing their place in the Conference League.

17:544 months ago

Goal: Leicester 2-4 Spurs

95' It's all over.

Bale saunters into the Leicester box with little to no pressure on him and is able to have to cracks of scoring, notching on the second attempt after hitting the post with the first.

17:514 months ago

Leicester 2-3 Spurs

92' Son is withdrawn to be replaced by Joe Rodon.
17:494 months ago

Leicester 2-3 Spurs

There are five minutes of added time...
17:484 months ago

Leiecster 2-3 Spurs

89' Leicester are piling on the pressure as they look to get back into the game.

Iheanacho looks to have had the ball over the line but is called offside.

17:464 months ago

Leicester 2-3 Spurs

87' The goal is given and it looks like that's Leicester's dream of Champions League over once again curtosy of Gareth Bale's strike.
17:454 months ago

GOAL? Leicester 2-3 Spurs

86' Spurs have the ball in the back of the net but VAR are checking it...
17:424 months ago

Leicester 2-2 Spurs

83' Leicester work the ball well but Iheanacho fires over.

Time is running out.

17:414 months ago

Leicester 2-2 Spurs

81' Spurs counter well and Kane dinks it into the box but Mendy smuggles the ball behind.

Winks is then booked for the most cynical challenge you'll see as he stops the Leicester break.

17:384 months ago

Leicester 2-2 Spurs

79' Ayoze Perez has come on in place of Albrighton in Leicester's final change.
17:364 months ago

Leicester 2-2 Spurs

78' The away side have come on strong since their goal and force Schmeichel into a save through Son.
17:364 months ago

GOAL! Leicester 2-2 Spurs

76' Spurs have the ball in the back of the net after Schmeichel misses his punch, putting the Foxes back into fifth place.

Liverpool have now gone 2-0 up, meaning that Leicester definitely need to win at this point.

17:334 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

73' Spurs break forward as Son crosses the ball in but Soyuncu clears from underneath his own goal.

Mendy then gives a freekick away in an awkward position for his side as he slips and takes Doherty with him.

17:254 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

66' Spurs make a double change as Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura come on for Bergwijn and Alli.
17:204 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

61' Maddison makes way for Ricardo Pereira in Leicester's second change of the afternoon.
17:164 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

57' Iheanacho dances into the box but could not get any power on his shot as Lloris gathers.
17:154 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

57' Bergwijn is the first player to be booked after a late challenge.
17:144 months ago

Leicester 2-1 Spurs

55' Big news elsewhere as Chelsea go 2-0 down.....

Potentially huge for Leicester!

17:114 months ago

GOAL! Leicester 2-1 Spurs

52' The Foxes are back in front!

Vardy's penalty nestles into the corner via the side netting, giving Lloris no chance!

Leicester are back in the top four as it stands thanks to Vardy's 150th senior career goal!

17:094 months ago

Leicester 1-1 Spurs

50' Leicester are awarded another penalty!
17:084 months ago

Leicester 1-1 Spurs

50' Mendy gets the ball on the edge of the box from a short corner but his long range effort could not beat Lloris in goal.
17:064 months ago

Leicester 1-1 Spurs

48' Leicester attack and win the first corner of the second half as Arsenal score in their game to rise above Spurs in the table...
17:034 months ago

Second half!

We're back underway!
17:004 months ago

A suckerpunch from Kane

Kane scored as he usually does against the Foxes, though this goal could be the one to keep them out of the top four...

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16:594 months ago

Vardy fires Foxes into the lead

A composed penalty from Vardy put Leicester ahead - the first goal in the brand new kit. Will there be more goals to come?

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16:504 months ago

Half time: Leicester 1-1 Spurs

It's half time at the King Power as the teams head to the changing rooms on level terms.

Vardy got his side off to the best start after winning and scoring the penalty to put them in the lead, but Kane's powerful volley through the legs of Schmeichel levelled the score before halftime.

The Foxes were forced into a change as they lost the impressive Fofana to injury.

A big 45 minutes for both teams as a draw at this stage helps noone involved....

16:464 months ago

Leicester 1-1 Spurs

44' Vardy gets in behind thanks to a lovely Albrighton ball but Sanchez defends well.

As this happened, Chelsea conceded at Villa park, meaning that Leicester are only in fifth by virtue of goal difference....

16:424 months ago

GOAL! Leicester 1-1 Spurs

40' Kane volleys the ball home to put his side level.

Kane has not only put himself in the lead in the race for the golden boot with that goal, but as it stands Leicester are back in fifth place....

16:394 months ago

Leicester 1-0 Spurs

37' Spurs beat the offside trap as Son got in behind but Spurs could not capitalise as Soyuncu clears at the last second.

As this happened, Mane has put Liverpool a goal up so the Foxes are in fourth as it stands...

16:364 months ago

Leicester 1-0 Spurs

35' Albrighton tries a speculative effort and connects with the ball well but Lloris catches it well in goal. 
16:354 months ago

Leicester 1-0 Spurs

33' The game is starting to stretch as it goes end-to-end but there have not been any chances of note.
16:294 months ago

Leicester 1-0 Spurs

27' Iheanacho pounces on a loose pass but slips at the crucial moment as the ball travels nowhere near the goal. 

The Nigerian's blushes are spared however as the flag goes up for handball.

16:214 months ago

Leicester 1-0 Spurs

19' Fofana is down and it doesn't look good for him.

Nampalys Mendy has come on in his place as Ndidi slots into the back three.

Very unfortunate for Fofana who was playing his first game at the KP with fans.

16:194 months ago

GOAL! Leicester 1-0 Spurs

17' VARDY!

The experienced striker slots the ball home calmly, sending Lloris the wrong way as Leicester take the lead!

As it stands, Leicester are in third.....

16:174 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

16:164 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

15' Anthony Taylor is looking at the monitor as Vardy was seemingly tripped in the box.

Could be a penalty here for Leicester....

16:114 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

10' Leicester are getting the better of Spurs at the moment and win another corner from a deflected Maddison shot but it comes to nothing as Winks is adjudged to have been fouled.
16:094 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

7' Leicester have started getting on the ball as they look to attack and they get a corner.

Soyuncu gets a free header but it loops comfortably into Lloris' hands.

16:054 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

4' Soyuncu's loose ball keeps the pressure on but Fofana expertly guides Dele Alli out of play. Good defending from the young centreback.
16:034 months ago

Leicester 0-0 Spurs

2' Spurs are the first team to go on the attack as Son gets in behind from a long ball but his shot is blocked and trickles harmlessly towards Schmeichel in goal.
16:004 months ago

Kick off!

We're underway!
15:574 months ago

The teams are out

The King Power erupts for the first time in 440 days as the teams make their way out onto the pitch.
15:514 months ago

Ten minutes to kick off

Kick off is only ten minutes away.

How are the nerves everyone?

15:404 months ago

Kane's farewell?

Will this be the final time that Kane arrives to the King Power as a Spurs player?

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15:374 months ago

Captain Morgan takes a bow

Wes Morgan, Leicester's legendary captain, will retire after the game and what a legacy he has left behind. It is fitting that the fans can be back to give him the send off that he deserves.

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15:314 months ago


After more than a year away from the King Power, the Leicester fans are back!

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15:234 months ago

Thoughts for the match

What a big one this is! Both teams need the win to get themselves in contention with the best possible finish, but both also know that they need their competition to faulter in order to achieve it.

With so much on the line, it is hard to see either team grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck from the first minute as both will want to feel their way into it and avoid any early mistakes.

Dele Alli's return to the lineup will give Spurs an attacking boost as his qualities give the away side an extra dimension going forward as he looks to reignite his partnership with Harry Kane.

Kelechi Iheanacho's return to the starting lineup should give Leicester an attacking edge that they seemed to be lacking against Chelsea with him on the bench, with the Foxes hoping that James Maddison can return to his best after the midfielder's strugglsd since returning from injury.

The first goal could be more than crucial in the match, as we saw in last season's crunch match between Leicester and Manchester United last season, and neither team will want to concede such a heavy blow so this match might be a cagey affair.

15:034 months ago

Spurs starting 11

Here is how the visitors will lineup as they look to secure European football:
15:014 months ago

Leicester starting 11

Here is the Foxes team that fight for fourth place today:
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Follow us!

This blog will resume at 15:00 when the final team news of the Premier League season will be announced.

Until then, why not check out all of our pre-match coverage as we look forward to a season defining game for both sides!

10:564 months ago

How to watch

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football for those of you with a subscripton but, of course, you can find all the updates you need right here!
10:514 months ago

Ryan Mason on Leicester

Spurs interim boss Ryan Mason expects a tough game against Leicester, as he told Spurs' official website that both sides need the win.

"Both teams are playing for something – obviously they’ve got their own ambitions and we have ours, so it’s going to be a game where both teams are going to have to be fully focused. I’m sure we both respect each other, we respect them as a football team and a football club, but our attention has to be on us and how we can win the game. The desire is to win, that’s the most important thing. Like I said, Wednesday hurt – it did – just the manner in which it happened is tough to take but the beauty of football is we’ve got another game three or four days later so we have to pick ourselves up and be in the right frame of mind to hopefully go and get three points.”

10:464 months ago

Brendan Rodgers on the final game

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, when asked about the final match in his pre-match press conference, suggested that his team would be unlucky to miss out on a top four spot due to the amount of points that they have accumulated, though they should still be proud of what they have achieved this campaign.

“This week has been about perspective. That’s something I will look back over the course of the season, everything we have had to deal with, a European campaign, injuries to key players. Our concentration is winning the game against a talented Spurs team. If we finish on 69 points and don’t make it into the Champions League, we have been unfortunate. Everyone has had to work so hard with the scheduling of the games. In the last game, we are fighting with two of Europe’s biggest clubs for a place in the Champions League. Have we improved? We certainly have.”

10:414 months ago

Spurs team news

The London side will not be able to call upon Japhet Tanganga after he sustained ankle ligament damage in training, while Kane, who is fighting for the golden boot, may also make his final appearance in a Spurs shirt as the transfer speculation continues.
10:364 months ago

Leicester team news

Leicester will be again without Jonny Evans as the defender is still struggling with his heel injury, while Fuchs and Morgan could feature for the final time in front of the Blue Army who are welcomed back to the stadium after more than a year.
10:314 months ago

Last meeting between the sides

The Foxes will be hoping that history can repeat itself as they ran out 2-0 victors in the sides' last meeting.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot with virtually the last kick of the first half after Wesley Fofana was fouled in the box.

James Maddison thought he doubled the lead soon after the restart but was denied by the tightest of margins by VAR.

The 2-0 lead was eventually secured by the hardwork of Vardy however, as his header was diverted into the back of the net by Toby Alderweireld and the score stayed that way as the Foxes came away with all three points.

10:264 months ago

All on the line for both teams

It has reached crunch time for many as the final game of the season is upon us and Leicester and Spurs are no exceptions. Both teams are fighting for European places and both need the win to ensure that it happens.

Leicester's situation is a bit more complex as not only do they need to win, but they one of Chelsea or Liverpool to slip up if they want to hear the Champions League anthem ring around Filbert Way once again.

Spurs meanwhile need the win to hold onto seventh position and book their place in European competitions while fending off fierce rivals Arsenal in the process.

There are many other subplots in the match with departures and potential departures dominating the pre-match coverage. 

The Foxes will be saying goodbye to club legends Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs, while Spurs will hope that it is not the last time that Harry Kane will start up front for them as his future looks in doubt.

10:214 months ago


Hello everyone and welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur as the Premier League season reaches its conclusion.

Despite the title and the teams relegated all being settled already, there is still plenty to play for for many teams as the European places are yet to be decided, with Leicester and Spurs at the forefront.

Kick off at the King Power Stadium is due at 16:00.