Tottenham overcome Leicester challenge to stay in title hunt

Tottenham kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race as Davinson Sanchez's first goal for the club and Hugo Lloris's penalty save inspired a 3-1 win over Leicester on Sunday. It's so hard. I'm a person that always accepts the mistake but I think it was so odd, the situation today. "The way we conceded [chances] is more than we usually concede but I think the victory's fair". I said if he felt good he could take it.

Pochettino has also insisted that his side are still in the hunt, telling Sky Sports after the win: "Again we are there, we are fighting and showing great character".

Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: "It's unbelievable".

"If we are being targeted (by referees), I don't understand why. Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch".

Kieran Trippier's corner was played short to Eriksen, who floated in an inviting cross for Davison Sanchez to power home a diving head for his first Tottenham goal in the 33rd minute.

Son appeared to be tripped by Leicester defender Harry Maguire in the first half but Oliver brandished a yellow card to the South Korea global with replays showing Maguire's boot had made contact with his shin.

Leicester's positive start to the second half brought a golden opportunity to equalise with their 60th minute penalty. He duly took the ball from James Maddison and claimed the spot kick as his.

That was after a well-worked move allowed Ricardo Pereira to drill in a cross from the right.

Vardy made up for his earlier miss by tapping in from close range to cut the hosts' lead 14 minutes from the final whistle.

Three points today is by no means a guarantee for Tottenham, but with Heung-min Son back and looking up for the challenge of being his team's main man, you should just about count them as favourites.

Vanessa Coleman

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