The Spurs vs Leicester City match will be held at the brand new, state of the art Spurs New Stadium, in February 2019. The ideal location to enjoy match day in true VIP style, with fantastic hospitality and an unforgettable experience.
Spurs and Leicester City have had fierce competition in the past, with big wins and disappointing losses for both sides. The season finale in May 2018 saw the two teams battle it out in a 9 goal thriller and there’s no doubt that we can expect more of the same from both Spurs and Leicester City this season.
Below we explore some of the games between the two teams over time and see how Spurs match up to the Leicester City side ahead of the exciting season ahead.
Spurs 6 – 1 Leicester City, May 2017
Spurs achieved their second biggest win ever against Leicester City in May 2017 at the King Power Stadium. The Premier League match saw the Spurs team finish with a 6-1 defeat after a huge goal fest. This was Leicester City’s biggest defeat in 8 years after a similar 6-1 loss in the 2010 League Championship. The Leicester City team finished 11th in the Premier League tables following the game and Spurs shot up to 2nd. That season was a difficult one for The Foxes who lost 18 league games up until that point. Whereas the Spurs team had a triumphant win making this their biggest away league win since 1989. Man of the match Harry Kane scored a mammoth 4 goals during the 90 minute game for his Spurs side. Kane scored two close range goals, before sealing the Spurs victory twice from 20 yards. Harry Kane now has 96 goals for Spurs under his belt at the age of 23. Son Heung-Min was the other player to score, with 2 successful strikes either side of half-time. Leicester City had hoped for a clawback with Ben Chilwell’s goal, however fell short against the strong attacking talent from the Spurs teams. Spurs were undoubtedly the stronger side with 26 shot attempts, 12 of which were on target, whereas Leicester City managed 5 on shot targets out of 12 attempts. Overall, it is clear the Spurs side deserved the win and their impressive form was hard for the Leicester City team to break down.
Spurs 1 – 2 Leicester City, January 2015
Leicester City secured a 2-1 defeat at the Spurs home ground in the 4th round of the FA cup in 2015. This was the third season in a row that Spurs had failed to reach the firth round of the FA cup. With only 7 minutes remaining of the game, Leicester City appeared to be heading for a 1-0 loss. However, the team came back strong with a Leonard Ulloa strike and a goal from Schlupp which helped seal the Leicester City win. Andros Townsend gave Spurs the lead in the first half after he bagged a successful penalty goal. The Leicester City team created plenty of chances throughout the game and appeared to have not given up ahead of the two goals. Unsurprisingly, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was very disappointed with the outcome stating they “paid for mistakes at the end, we expected to be through to the next round”. Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson praised his team for keeping up with the Spurs team who he described as “a squad full of athletes that are very good technically”. Despite the win the Spurs side had greater possession of the ball over Leicester City with a figure of 63%, they also had more shot attempts. However the teams were pretty even on their on target shots. Leicester City didn’t give up throughout the match and their determination and drive is what saw them through to the win.
Spurs 2 – 2 Leicester City, January 2016
The third round of the FA cup hosted at White Hart Lane saw both Spurs and Leicester City finish with a 2-2 draw. The two teams had a third round replay thanks to Harry Kane’s equalising penalty. The penalty awarded to the Spurs team faced debate after Nathan Dyer was punished for a handball mistake. Former England player Alan Shearer disagreed with the result and thought it was “a very poor decision”. After failing to score in their previous three matches the Leicester City team perhaps lacked confidence going into the third round, however both teams were still in the running for the FA cup title. Confidence was also knocked with their top player Jamie Vardy being out of play due to injury. Man of the match was awarded to the Leicester City player Shinji Okazaki, who only played for the second half of the match. He was awarded for scoring Leicester’s second goal and displaying a dangerous attack. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed he was “happy with the draw and stated a defeat would not have been fair” however also expressed they deserved more from the game. Claudio Ranieri the Leicester City manager was very pleased with his team’s performance, and thought his team “deserved the positive result”. The Spurs side had greater possession throughout the match with a 74% lead and 24 shot attempts. Both Spurs and Leicester City were strong defensively and had an impressive game.