Tottenham 4-3 Leicester (21.03.2015) Live Commentary

It was a very watchable match. Great goals and there was plenty of action at both ends of the pitch. No regrets about following this game. There was a superiority of the home team to be seen on the pitch today. The tactic of the home side was slow build-up play and the away side was creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
The match has just finished.
David Nugent (Leicester) pulls off a sensational solo effort and finishes with a shot from about 17 metres out. The ball is directed into the left side of the goal, leaving the goalkeeper beaten. Score sheet is now 4:3.
3 additional min. will be played.
This corner is not going into the box. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) decides to take it with a short pass.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but it’s blocked and cleared. The ball goes out-of-play. Tottenham are awarded a corner kick.
Mauricio Pochettino has decided to substitute Ryan Mason and he is replaced by Moussa Dembele (Tottenham).
Here’s the change. Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) left the pitch, and Andy King (Leicester) came on as a substitute.
What a bad luck! Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) sends the ball into his own net.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) latches on to a precise pass and finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, but his effort is straight at Kasper Schmeichel, who is alert and makes an easy save to deny his attempt.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The ball is out-of-play. Tottenham will have a chance to score from a corner.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Tottenham.
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Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) shows good awareness deep inside the box as he latches on to a cross from the resulting free kick. He jumps high and produces a towering header which lacks accuracy and flies well over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Tottenham.
Danny Rose (Tottenham) sees a yellow card from Michael Dean after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground. A free kick is given to Leicester.
Matthew James (Leicester) produces an unsuccessful corner kick.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) received a clever through ball which could have put him in a promising position, but the defence was alert to the danger. The referee points to the corner flag. Leicester are given a corner.
Substitution. Riyiad Mahrez (Leicester) replaces Robert Huth (Leicester).
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) passes the ball from the edge of the box in order to find his teammate, who is in a good scoring position, but the defender blocks the pass and spanks the ball to safety.
The ratio of the ball possession is 66:34.
CHANCE! Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) picks up a pass inside the box and has a sight of goal, but he blazes his shot well over the top. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) times his run too early, and the assistant referee raises his flag, offside. The opposition will take an indirect free kick.
Matthew James (Leicester) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it’s cleared.
Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Michael Dean blows the whistle for infingement. Free kick. Leicester will probably try to move the ball towards the opposition’s goal.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) whips it in and the ball arrives at the feet of Harry Kane (Tottenham), whose wild shot goes way over the crossbar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Leicester.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) scores from the penalty spot. He fires the ball precisely into the bottom left corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
One of the Leicester players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. The referee’s verdict is crystal clear. A penalty is awarded to Tottenham!
Danny Rose (Tottenham) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
Robert Huth (Leicester) is quickest inside the box and jumps to connect with the resulting set piece. He produces a fine header, but it flows just wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play and Tottenham will have a goal kick.
Corner kick. Matthew James (Leicester) is ready to send the ball in.
Matthew James (Leicester) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man. Now Leicester with a corner.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee immediately stops play. That’s a free kick to Leicester.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Leicester.
That will be all from Andros Townsend (Tottenham) who is being replaced by the fresh legs of Paulinho (Tottenham).
Danny Rose (Tottenham) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
The corner from Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) is hurriedly cleared.
Ryan Mason (Tottenham) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The ball is out-of-play and Tottenham manage to earn a corner.
The free kick is delivered by Matthew James (Leicester) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared.
Kyle Walker (Tottenham) commits a rough foul. Michael Dean stops the game and makes a call. There is a free kick near the sideline to Leicester.
Goal! The corner is whipped in and Wes Morgan (Leicester) is in the right place at the right time, planting his header into the middle of the goal. He makes it 2:2.
Matthew James (Leicester) prepares to take a corner kick.
David Nugent (Leicester) collects a brilliant pass inside the box and finds himself in a goal scoring opportunity. He takes a shot, but the effort is well blocked by one of the defending players. Leicester force a corner. They send men into the box.
Michael Dean shows the yellow card to David Nugent (Leicester) for a heavy challenge.
The Tottenham players are exchanging some short passes, and they control the game at the moment, but one of the defending players steps in and intercepts the effort.
Nigel Pearson has made a change at the break. Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester) has come on in place of Matthew Upson (Leicester).
Michael Dean blows his whistle and the second half starts.
Both sides have been very active through the first half, providing the fans with an exciting show. In the first half, the hosts were more active and enjoyed dominance over the opponent who wasn’t able to keep up. The home side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible. The away team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks.
The end of the first half.
Flag goes up against Jamie Vardy (Leicester). The referee blows the whistle for offside.
Lovely cross from Ritchie De Laet (Leicester) to find Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) deep in the box, but he steers his header well over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Tottenham.
Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball.
Jamie Vardy (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. The ball is behind the sideline and Leicester will take a throw-in.
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A pass from Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) is intercepted by Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester) and the move breaks down.
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared. It’s a throw-in for Leicester.
A great teamplay by Tottenham as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Danny Rose (Tottenham) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
David Nugent (Leicester) feeds the ball through to Jamie Vardy (Leicester), who picks up the pass inside the box and quickly sends it into the bottom left corner! The goalkeeper was helpless. 2:1!
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) quickly takes the free kick with a short pass.
Wes Morgan (Leicester) makes a bad challenge, and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. Tottenham win a free kick and they are able to continue with another attacking move.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
Referee Michael Dean sees tripping by Ryan Mason (Tottenham) and doesn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The ball is out-of-play. Tottenham will have a throw-in.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) is awarded with a yellow card. The referee got no mercy with him.
Eric Dier (Tottenham) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
Looks like Eric Dier (Tottenham) is struggling after picking up a knock. We will see if he can run that off.
Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit chip pass. The ball goes out-of-play and Tottenham will have a goal kick.
Wes Morgan (Leicester) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) misses a rebound from the penalty spot. The ball flies just a few inches over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and Leicester will have a goal kick.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) shows his amazing technique as he gets to the edge of the box alone and pulls the trigger just to send the ball onto the left post. Nice run, but unlucky finish!
Danny Rose (Tottenham) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham) jumps into tackle, but Michael Dean blows his whistle for a foul.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) collects a pass inside the box, and he unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
David Nugent (Leicester) makes a decision to dribble through the defence towards the goal. He gets inside the box, pulls the trigger, but hits the ball very poorly and it goes yards wide of the target. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Tottenham.
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Harry Kane (Tottenham) headed on.
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) creates himself some space and attempts to put it into the box. However, the defender gets an important foot in to clear. The ball is out-of-play. Leicester will take a throw-in.
Goal! Harry Kane (Tottenham) picks up the ball inside the box, finds himself in a good position and fires in a deflected shot, which goes past Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester). He makes it 2:0.
David Nugent (Leicester) latches on to a precise defence-splitting pass and fires a nice strike from a promising distance. Michel Vorm (Tottenham) has a clear vision and thwarts his effort, aimed towards the middle of the goal, with a comfortable save.
The resulting corner from Matthew James (Leicester) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. Corner kick. Leicester will have an opportunity.
Goal! Harry Kane (Tottenham) was in the right place at the right time to pounce on the rebound inside the box, and he fires the ball home. It is 1:0.
Eric Dier (Tottenham) found himself some space inside the box and got on the end of the corner. He lashes the ball directed towards the right post, but the goalkeeper pulls off an amazing save and thwarts his effort.
Andros Townsend (Tottenham) will deliver the corner kick.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) sends a cross into the box that is cleared. The ball is out-of-play. Tottenham win a corner kick.
David Nugent (Leicester) presents himself with a close-range shot after a cross. One of the defenders gets in the way of the ball and thwarts the effort.
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) is being substituted because of an injury. Mauricio Pochettino sends Michel Vorm (Tottenham) on the pitch.
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) is having a really harsh time now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
The first half has just begun.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Tottenham will have the kick-off.
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