Tottenham 1-1 Leicester: Foxes frustrate unbeaten Spurs

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  • Janssen scores first PL goal
  • Musa equalizes
  • Spurs only PL team unbeaten
  • Leicester’s first away point of season

Tottenham Hotspur remain the only Premier League team unbeaten but have now drawn five of their opening 10 games of the season.

Spurs drew 1-1 with Leicester City on Saturday at White Hart Lane with Vincent Janssen giving them the lead via a controversial penalty kick but the Foxes fought back and equalized through Ahmed Musa.

Tottenham went close to snatching victory late on but Mauricio Pochettino‘s side had to settle for yet another draw as they move on to 20 points for the season, while Leicester now have 12 points from their opening 10 games of the campaign.

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Spurs had the first chance of the game as a corner was half cleared and dropped to Dele Alli who struck a shot towards goal which Kasper Schmeichel did well to save.

Tottenham continued to press more but Leicester went close to taking the lead as Riyad Mahrez whipped in a cross and Shinji Okazaki glanced just over.

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At the other end Christian Eriksen whipped in a cross to the near post and Janssen just missed the ball amid shouts for a penalty kick for handball against Danny Simpson. Alli then spanked the crossbar with an effort inside the box as Tottenham pushed to go ahead.

Spurs took the lead 2 minutes before half time as Janssen tried to turn in the box but Robert Huth was adjudged to have hauled him down and Bobby Madley pointed to the penalty spot much to the annoyance of Leicester’s players and coaching staff. Janssen dusted himself off and sent the penalty straight down the middle to score his first Premier League goal. 1-0 to Tottenham.

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Just two minutes into the second half it was 1-1 as a mistake in possession from Spurs set Jamie Vardy free and his excellent cutback found Musa at the back post who bundled home bravely.

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Spurs pushed to go ahead and Eriksen’s deflected shot was saved well by Schmiechel, while Leicester looked dangerous on the break.

Janssen then bent a free kick just over the bar from the edge of the box as Spurs did all the pressing late on to try and find a winner. Janssen then had another chance as he flashed an effort wide with Leicester battening down the hatches.

Leicester then penned Spurs back with a late surge but Jan Vertonghen then crashed a header against the crossbar.