As a result of Manchester United and Newcastle losing recently, Tottenham was crushed 4-1 by a resolute Leicester team.
Rodrigo Bentancur scored the game’s first goal after just 15 minutes thanks to early pressure from Spurs. But for Anotnio Conte’s side, that’s about as good as it got.
Leicester took control of the game after scoring twice in the space of two minutes, one of which came from Nampalys Mendy.
Tottenham lost the match after failing to build off their outstanding performance against Manchester City the previous week and Manchester United’s tie with Leeds thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time goal.
Due to Leicester’s rough start to the year, manager Brendan Rodgers was under a lot of pressure. But thanks to Rodgers, the Foxes have recently seen a much more consistent run of play.
After trailing Spurs 1-0, he made some difficult decisions—most of which paid off—and made sure his team persisted.
Conte and company won’t have much time to reflect on their mistakes because they return to action in the Champions League on February 14 against AC Milan. The following domestic matchup is a London derby versus West Ham, a game that Spurs supporters will not want to lose.