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Harry Kane's wonder goal, 7/10 performance not enough for Spurs at Leicester

Harry Kane looks on during Tottenham's Premier League loss to Leicester City.
Harry Kane's wonder goal wasn't enough as Tottenham fell to defeat at Leicester.

Tottenham Hotspur's inability to hold a lead on the road reared its ugly head once again after they surrendered a 1-0 advantage to crash to a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday.

Positives

There were excellent displays from Harry Winks and Erik Lamela, while Harry Kane's outstanding finish is one that Spurs fans will never tire of watching.

Negatives

Son Heung-Min will be disappointed he couldn't make his mark on the game with a goal, particularly in the second half when he had more than one chance to put the game beyond Leicester.

Manager rating out of 10

6 -- Mauricio Pochettino has work to do with his players on the game management side of things; this is now the third time in four games that his side have led in a game and not gone on to win it.

Player ratings (1-10; 10 = best, players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating)

GK Paulo Gazzaniga, 6 -- VAR came to the Argentine's rescue after awful handing gifted Leicester what they thought was the opener, but the Spurs' stand-in goalkeeper recovered and looked solid. Produced a good save to deny Jamie Vardy in the second half, but could do nothing about the equaliser or James Maddison's excellent winner.

DF Serge Aurier, 6 -- Got forward well but struggled to deliver a telling final ball into the Leicester penalty area. Denied an excellent goal by VAR when Son was deemed offside in the build-up, and came close with a shot across goal late on.

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DF Toby Alderweireld, 6 -- Given an early run-around by Maddison as Leicester pressed for an opener, but the Belgian went about the task of dealing with the threat of Vardy reasonably well. An unconvincing header away ultimately led to the Leicester winner.

DF Jan Vertonghen, 6 -- The Belgian didn't have a huge deal of direct defensive work to do, but did cut out a promising Leicester attack with a vital interception in the second half, and took the pace out of a Vardy shot to make life easier for his goalkeeper to make the save.

DF Danny Rose, 6 -- The England international made some vital defensive interventions and got forward well in the first half, but his influence waned in the second period.

MF Tanguy Ndombele, 6 -- Provided midfield balance and some tidy touches to keep play ticking over, without really stamping his authority on the game like his midfield colleague Winks. Brought off for Lucas Moura in the closing stages as Spurs chased a leveller.

MF Moussa Sissoko, 6 -- Caused something of a fuss among the Leicester faithful with a scruffy challenge on Maddison that was only punished by a yellow card, in what was a typically industrious display. Subbed off for Victor Wanyama for the final quarter of the game.

MF Harry Winks, 7 -- A very solid display from the 23-year-old, who gave his side that all-important midfield control with his efficient defensive work and tidy use of the ball. Looks a great option for England in a sitting midfield role.

MF Erik Lamela, 7 -- Played his part in the opener with a lovely through ball to release Son into space, and the former Roma man was always looking to make things happen for Spurs in what was an impressive performance. Hooked off for Christian Eriksen for the final 12 minutes.

MF Son Heung-Min, 6 -- A smart back-heel sent Kane on his way for the opener, but the South Korea international really should have scored a goal of his own when he found himself in space just before the hour, but dragged wide. A disappointing day for the Tottenham No. 7.

FW Harry Kane, 7 -- Some quite superb improvisation from the Spurs captain saw him scoop the ball into the back of the net for the opener, despite stumbling to the ground under pressure from Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu, but should have added to his tally in the second half.

Substitutes

MF Victor Wanyama, 5 -- Booked for a cynical body check on Ricardo Pereira as the Foxes pushed for a winner.

MF Christian Eriksen, N/R -- Not enough time to make an impact.

FW Lucas Moura, N/R -- Introduced late on but couldn't make the difference.

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