Leicester 1-1 Tottenham (22.08.2015) Live Commentary

It was a wonderful experience for every football lover to behold this hugely entertaining encounter. The players have shown their best, making the game very enjoyable. We have witnessed dominance of the away side in today’s game. The hosts defended well and were deadly on the counter-attack. The away side display some build up play using a lot of passes.
That is the end of the match.
We are about to witness a substitution. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) is replacing Riyiad Mahrez.
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) will deliver the corner kick.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. Tottenham have been awarded a corner kick.
Thomas Carroll (Tottenham) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
Thomas Carroll (Tottenham) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. The referee points to the corner flag. Tottenham are given a corner.
Andy King (Leicester) is punished for violating the rules with a yellow card.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) fires a strong shot to the middle of the goal and the save is unexpectedly difficult for Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester).
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) floats the free kick into the box, but the delivery is easily cleared by the first man.
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) will be replaced by Nabil Bentaleb.
Hugo Lloris comes with a nice save against a header by Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) from very close range. His attempt goes only towards the middle of the target and doesn’t get past the goalkeeper.
Corner kick, taken by Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) is very active today. He defends, attacks and makes a lot of lofted passes or crosses for his teammates.
The game is interrupted because of a yellow card that is shown to Ryan Mason (Tottenham).
Goal! Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) weaves his way past opponents, and he unleashes a magnificent effort from the edge of the box which goes inside the left post. Hugo Lloris has no chance of reaching it. The score is 1:1.
Nacer Chadli launches a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Dele Alli (Tottenham) rises high to head the ball into the right side of the goal and beyond the goalkeeper. 0:1.
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Gokhan Inler (Leicester) walks off the pitch to be replaced by Daniel Drinkwater.
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play for a foul.
Claudio Ranieri has decided to make a change. Ngolo Kante (Leicester) replaces Marc Albrighton.
Substitution. Moussa Dembele walks off the pitch and Thomas Carroll (Tottenham) comes on as a substitute.
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort.
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Eric Dier (Tottenham) tries to find Harry Kane, but he put too much power on that pass.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) goes close to scoring with a shot fom inside the box, but he drags his effort wide of the right post.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way wide of the right post.
That’s the end of the game for Erik Lamela, who is replaced by Dele Alli (Tottenham).
What a wasted opportunity by Harry Kane (Tottenham)! He unleashed a powerful low shot from the centre of the box, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) makes a decent save to thwart the effort.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared.
Eric Dier (Tottenham) is booked.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) takes a mid-range shot, but it lacks accuracy and it goes way over the bar.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) sends the corner into the box, but Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) intercepts it and averts the threat.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) sends a sweet pass into the penalty area, but one of the defenders averts the danger.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) quickly takes the corner kick with a short pass.
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
The corner, sent by Erik Lamela (Tottenham), lacks accuracy as the ball is hit with too much power.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) goes close to scoring with a shot fom inside the box, but he drags his effort wide of the left post.
Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) jumps into tackle, but Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. Leicester earn a free kick.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) misses a sitter from inside the six-yard box after striking the ball towards goal and it goes narrowly wide of the right post.
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
Well, that wasn’t the best of halves. Both sides struggling to produce some outstanding performance. During the first 45 minutes, we have witnessed the ascendency of the visiting team who have been precise and effective. The home side is creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks. The tactic of the away side is slow build-up play.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Martin Atkinson has ended it.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
The Tottenham players find open spaces, and they are able to move the ball from one to another. But now comes an error, and they involuntarily pass the ball to their opponent. The ball goes out-of-play. Tottenham are awarded a corner kick.
A lofted cross from Andy King (Leicester) was unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly gets the ball out of the penalty area.
That was close. Harry Kane (Tottenham) fires a shot from the edge of the box which goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
The ball is cleared after Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Ben Davies (Tottenham) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
A crossfield pass from Kyle Walker (Tottenham) failed to find any of his teammates.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Ben Davies (Tottenham) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but it’s blocked and cleared. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Tottenham.
That will be a yellow card for one of the players. The one who gets booked is Erik Lamela (Tottenham).
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
The referee gives a yellow card to Moussa Dembele (Tottenham).
Kasper Schmeichel hears fans clapping for his superb goalkeeping. He stops the effort from Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) from the edge of the box with a magnificent save, which would have ended inside the bottom right corner. Tottenham get a chance to score from a corner kick.
Erik Lamela sends a lovely ball from the corner and into the path of Eric Dier (Tottenham), whose close-range header flashes just over the bar.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) will take a corner kick.
Ben Davies (Tottenham) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
A pass by Erik Lamela (Tottenham) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Moussa Dembele (Tottenham) passes the ball onto Ryan Mason (Tottenham), but one of the defenders dispossesses him.
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Martin Atkinson blows the whistle for infingement.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) finds himself in a great opportunity! He unleashed a shot from the edge of the box, which whizzed just wide of the right post!
Erik Lamela (Tottenham) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul.
Tottenham’s players are exchanging short passes from one to another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition’s defence.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.
Ben Davies (Tottenham) with a slide tackle, but referee Martin Atkinson calls for a foul.
Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man.
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and loses the ball.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) breaks past challenges, but puts too much pace on his pass to Harry Kane (Tottenham).
The first half of this match is about to start.
The players are out at last! Tottenham will take the kick-off.
Martin Atkinson will referee today’s match.
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