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Premier League : Bergwijn Shines ;Tottenham Beat Leicester 3-2 In A Thriller

by Kolkata Today

Substitute Steven Bergwijn struck two stoppage-time goals as Tottenham Hotspur came from behind at the death to beat Leicester City 3-2 at King Power Stadium.

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Tottenham Hotspur threatened early on through Harry Kane, who had an effort cleared off the line by Luke Thomas before heading against the crossbar.

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Leicester took the lead against the run of play on 24 minutes when Patson Daka struck an angled shot past Hugo Lloris.

Harry Kane equalised for Spurs in the 38th minute, firing into the far corner for his 18th goal against Leicester, his most against any Premier League side.

Harry Kane scores his 250th goal in club football – 20 of those goals (8%) involved Leicester:18 goals v Leicester (17 Tottenham, 1 Millwall)
2 goals on loan at Leicester in 2013.

On 76 minutes, Leicester went in front for the second time when Harvey Barnes and Maddison combined and the latter’s strike deflected in over Lloris.

But Bergwijn then came off the bench and equalised in the fifth minute of stoppage time, before rounding Kasper Schmeichel two minutes later to secure a remarkable victory.

Spurs climb to fifth with 36 points. one point behind fourth-placed West Ham United with three matches in hand. Leicester are 10th on 25 points.

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers said ,”We never make an excuse”.

After the match Tottenham Hotspur cii coach Antonio Conte said ,”You must have belief, belief in the team, in the possibility that in only two minutes, you can score another goal. As I said before, to lose this game, even to draw, it wasn’t right.

At the end, we won the game, and we deserved to win this game. Until the end, you have to be concentrated, to be focussed and not to give up, be ready to fight until the end. This must be our philosophy, then, if the opponent deserves to win, we are the first to clap then. Otherwise, until the end, we have to fight.”


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