Wanyama Features as Tottenham Hotspur Fall to Leicester City

Victor Wanyama in action against Leicester City. [Photo: Courtesy]
Kenyan midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama clocked 21 minutes for Tottenham Hotspur against Leicester City in a Premier League match played on Saturday.

The Kenyan, who was heavily linked with a move to Belgian side Brugge in the summer transfer window, replaced Sissoko in the second half but his presence didn’t keep Spurs in the lead. They were already a goal ahead of the hosts but the scoreline later changed to 2-1 thanks to Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison’s goals in the 69th and 85th minutes respectively.

Tottenham Hotspur’s consolation goal was scored by striker Harry Kane in the 29th minute.

The visitors started off on a higher note with Kane launching notable attacks upfront, before Leicester settled in the match with Barnes and Vardy nearly getting in behind the defence a couple of times in the opening minutes but the visitors would soon pick up and go ahead first.

However, it was only a matter of minutes before the hosts almost put their names on the score-sheet. Perez had taken advantage of a corner kick to see Ndidi who rushed to finish the project only for VAR to cancel the goal for an offside, and indeed, VAR was right.

A few minutes later, Son was threaded in by Lamela to find Kane who brilliantly placed the ball at the top corner of the goalposts for Spurs opener. That was basically the biggest highlight of the first-half as teams went to the tunnel with a 1-0 result.

On restart, Spurs toiled to maintain their lead but the hosts made beautiful runs and managed two goals, thereby bagging all the match points.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Ndombele, Sissoko, Winks, Lamela, Kane, Son.

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