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Spurs beat Leicester to progress in FA Cup

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Goals from Son Heung-Min and Nacer Chadli earned Spurs a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium to set up an FA Cup fourth round tie at Colchester United.

Both sides started the game with similar line-ups to those that featured in the first match at White Hart Lane but Leicester were forced to make a late change with Danny Simpson coming in for an injured Ritchie De Laet.

The match lacked a large amount of energy, specifically from the Foxes as they struggled to create chances with just Leonardo Ulloa up front.

A tired performance from Claudio Ranieri’s side may be due to a number of congested fixtures over the last few weeks, with the key games coming up maybe being in the back of Leicester minds.

Spurs began to assert their dominance mid-way through the first half and got their deserved reward shortly before half-time. Son worked a yard of space on the edge of the box and fired a great strike into the top corner; Kasper Schmeichel may feel disappointed to be beaten at his near post.

Shinji Okazaki was brought onto the field once again for the second half and he did spark an element of liveliness in the Foxes’ attack.

Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino were forced to bring their big guns on in the second half as the game became slightly unsettled; Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton were introduced for Leicester while Spurs turned to Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

The game was won just past the hour mark when the Foxes’ back line had a lapse of concentration. Son played in Chadli who calmly slotted the ball underneath Schmeichel to double the visitors’ lead.

Leicester’s best chances came through Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton but both attempts proved to be comfortable saves for Michel Vorm.

19-year-olds Gray and Ben Chilwell were the standout performers for the Foxes once again, showing the quality to suggest they have a bright future at the club.

While Spurs face a trip to Colchester in the cup Leicester will be having a much needed rest on the weekend of the fourth round.

They have a chance to get over this result fairly quickly however as Stoke City visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday, when the Foxes will look to continue their run in the league.

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About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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