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Leicester hit back to Jolt Spurs with Assistance from VAR

Last updated on September 22, 2019

Tottenham’s wait to get an away win in the Premier League lasted as Leicester came from behind to beat last year’s Champions League finalists 2-1 in the King Power on Saturday.

Harry Kane’s great improvisation handed Spurs a first-half direct, and Mauricio Pochettino’s men believed they’d doubled that edge once Serge Aurier fired residence.

On the other hand, the goal was ruled from the best of margins for offside after a VAR inspection and Leicester compounded Spurs’ pain by equalizing two minutes after through Ricardo Pereira.

James Maddison’s first long-lived attack five minutes from time afterward capped Leicester’s comeback since they moved over Manchester City into second in the Premier League, to get a couple of hours at the least.

By comparison, Spurs have won only two of the first seven games of this year in all competitions and have not won away from home in the Premier League since January.

Leicester is planning to crack the glass ceiling of the Premier League-leading six for the first time since their magnificent name succeeded in 2016.

And Brendan Rodgers’s men maintained their initial big-six scalp of the year after drawing to Chelsea and operating Manchester United close at Old Trafford last weekend.

The Foxes started shining as Maddison curled just wide and forced Spurs’ stand-in goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to a smart save at his near post.

However, replays showed Ayoze Perez was offside because he attained the loose ball off Gazzaniga first and also the goal was ruled out following a VAR review.

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Handed who reprieve, Tottenham went ahead oddly on 29 minutes when Son Heung minute’s backheel found Kane, who stumbled and hit the ground as he bore down on goal.

On the other hand, the England captain managed to flick the ball beyond Kasper Schmeichel in the floor because of his 14th goal in 13 games against Leicester.

Kane should have done much better with a much higher opportunity minutes later when he dragged a shot wide.

In the opposite end, Gazzaniga has been kept busy as he refused Perez and Jamie Vardy both sides of half-time, while Harvey Barnes also led wastefully wide for its hosts.

However, the momentum of the game turned Leicester’s manner on a different VAR phone 23 minutes out of time.

Kane teed up Aurier to fire home from the edge of the region. However, the goal was ruled out to Son being a millimeter offside from the build-up.

Leicester constructed on this massive elevator and moved down the other end to par if Vardy’s low cross was turned home at the far post by Pereira.