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Spurs player ratings vs Leicester: No impact from Bale; Dier day off

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eicester condemned Tottenham to consecutive defeats with a deserved 2-0 win in north London to move them above Jose Mourinho’s side in the table.

Jamie Vardy broke the deadlock with the last kick of the first half from the penalty spot after Serge Aurier had fouled James Justin and the striker forced Toby Alderweirled into an own goal on the hour.

Here’s how Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick rated the performance of each Spurs player on Sunday…

Should have been more proactive in attacking Harvey Barnes’ cross for Leicester’s second goal and was also rooted to his line for James Maddison’s disallowed strike. Too often too hesitant.

A characteristically brainless mistake from the Ivorian led to Vardy’s goal from the penalty spot and he was wasteful in the final third too. Hooked on the hour in an afternoon to forget.

For the second time in a week, a shot deflected off Alderweireld into the back of his own net but his teammates were more at fault for the own goal.

Careless in possession from the off, which invited pressure and set the tone for Spurs’ dismal afternoon. A mistake late on nearly led to a third goal from Youri Tielemans.

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Well shackled by Barnes, so offered little offensively.

Made no attempt to challenge Vardy for Leicester’s second goal, earning Alderweireld’s disdain. Switched to right-back for the final 30 minutes, with limited impact.

Tidy and combative as usual but lacked the range of passing to get Spurs going when they needed a goal.

Barely saw the ball on the right wing but occasionally showed the right kind of urgency when he came inside. Injured at the start of the second half, which will worry Mourinho.

Appeared to take a knock in the second minute and was hooked at half-time after barely making an impression.

Scuffed Spurs’ best chance of the match but still forced Kaspar Schmeichel into a one-handed save. His decision making in the final third was poor.

For the second game running, Kane should have scored a header from a corner but miscued. It was wasteful by his own high standards but he did force a save from Schmeichel in the second half.

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Gareth Bale (Ndombele ’45) 4

Showed one glimpse by drawing a foul from Wilfred Ndidi but fired the free-kick over the bar and was otherwise abject.

Lucas Moura (Lo Celso 49’) 4

His main contribution was giving away the ball in the build-up to Leicester’s second goal.

Harry Winks (Aurier 64’) 5

Provided a bit more control in the middle but failed to make a memorable contribution.

Subs not used: Hart, Doherty, Davies, Rodon, Bergwijn, Vinicius.


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