Dec, 21st 2020 – Leicester City climbed to second in the Premier League as they overcame top-four rivals Tottenham to move four points behind leaders Liverpool.
Vardy confidently dispatched his spot-kick in the fourth minute of first-half injury time and headed Marc Albrighton’s excellent cross to deflect in off Alderweireld to double Leicester’s advantage after 59 minutes. The loss is the second in row for Jose Mourinho side.
Brendan Rodgers, Leicester manager said that his side won’t be carried away after they climbed to second in the Premier League. He said, “The players have done great. A European campaign, lots of injuries, but they have kept the enthusiasm, spirit and quality, so it is a very pleasing opening third of the season.”
He added, “The ambition is to continue improving. We won’t get carried away, there is a lot of development to take place in our young players. We will see. It has been a really good start, I am satisfied with where we are at, knowing there are improvements to make.”
This is the first time that Leicester has sat in the top two of the top flight at Christmas in consecutive seasons. Their Champions League credentials will once again be tested against Manchester United.