Harry Kane and Heung-min Son get top-four bid back on track

Tottenham’s dynamic combination led the club to a 3-1 victory against Leicester, resuming the club’s top-four drive.

Spurs needed a reaction after dismal performances against Brighton and Brentford in their bid for Champions League football. It came in a predictable manner, with Harry Kane heading them ahead in the first half and Heung-min Son firing home his side’s second after the interval.

Son’s second goal, and Spurs’ third, came in a spectacular manner, as the South Korean curled a finish into the top corner from 20 yards out to seal a flawless day for the hosts. Kelechi Iheanacho scored for the visitors in the final seconds, but any chances of a comeback were already gone.

It moves Tottenham back into the fourth position in the Premier League, but that will alter if Arsenal wins at the London Stadium later on Sunday.

Spurs got off to a stronger start than Leicester, but it was a much-changed Leicester team who almost grabbed the lead early on when Patson Daka was denied by the woodwork. The Foxes attacker was then denied a tap-in at the back post by Cristian Romero’s stunning interception.

Despite that good period, it was Tottenham who scored the game’s first goal. The Foxes were found lacking once again in defending a set-piece, as Son swung in the corner and Kane was there to head home.

Spurs’ main man almost scored his second of the day as he pounced on a wayward ball and poked a shot at the goal, with Kasper Schmeichel doing just enough to keep it out.

After a shaky start to the second half, Tottenham seized command of the game near the hour mark. Cristian Romero’s two massive challenges set them free, and Dejan Kulusevski then passed the ball through to Son. He made a clever spin in the box and blasted home with his left foot to double the lead.

Leicester never seemed like launching a comeback, but any dreams were dashed when Son scored his second goal. He took the ball, cut inside into his left, and curled a fantastic effort into the top corner to seal the victory.

Iheanacho scored a late consolation in stoppage time, but it did nothing to damper the atmosphere on an otherwise good day in north London for Spurs.

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