It’s like an ‘extremely polar’ experience. Tottenham, who had beaten “defending champion” Man City in the last round with good performance, suffered a reverse defeat with the worst performance against Leicester City, who is fighting for the remainder. Son Heung-min’s consecutive scoreless streak in the league increased to the fifth game.
On the 12th (Korean time), Tottenham failed to keep the lead in the first half in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season with Leicester held at King Power Stadium M in Leicester, England, and tied 3 goals in the first half and 1 goal in the second half, 1-4. was defeated with Tottenham (39 points), which was able to recapture 4th place, the European Champions League Maginot line, with a win, stayed in 5th place. Son Heung-min started and played full-time for 90 minutes, but only scored one shot.
After returning from cholecystitis surgery, manager Antonio Conte changed three positions with the previous Manchester City match. Fraser Foster and Japhet Tanganga replaced goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Christian Romero, who were out due to injury and suspension, respectively. As the right wingback, instead of Emerson Royal, ‘transfer student’ Pedro was put in. Son Heung-min formed a three-top team with Harry Kane and Dejan Klusevski.
A chance came to Tottenham in the first minute. Rodrigo Bentancur connected the ball with a right-footed shot from Ivan Perisic’s cutback from the left side of the opponent’s box, but it went over the post. In the 4th minute, Madison’s free kick went slightly off the target. 10 minutes Tottenham had another chance. In the counterattack situation, Kane’s wide pass to the left was accurately connected to Perisic. Perisic once again chose to shoot. The ball went off the goalpost. In the 11th minute, Perisic’s left-footed free kick was cleared by the opposing goalkeeper.
Tottenham, who had been driving, scored the opening goal in the 14th minute of the first half. In a corner kick situation, opposing defender Viktor Kristansen kicked the ball in front of the goal, which led to Bentancur in front of the goal. Bentancur suddenly stepped out and scored. The video review system (VAR) was operated to check for offside, but it was recognized as a goal. In the 18th minute, Son Heung-min took a long-awaited opportunity. After receiving a space pass from Pierre Emile-Hoivier, he boldly tried to break through between the two defenders, but was blocked.
In the 23rd minute, Leicester’s ‘surprising equalizer’ changed the atmosphere of the game 180 degrees. Nampalis Mendy did not keep Bentancur’s header-clearing ball in a corner kick situation, but connected it with a shot and put the ball into the upper right corner of the goal. He scored his Premier League debut goal in this match. Leicester, who gained momentum, intercepted Tottenham’s pass two minutes later and launched a quick counterattack. Iheanacho, who caught the ball, gave it to Madison on the left inside the box, and Madison calmly pushed the ball. Tottenham allowed a turnaround in an instant.
Tottenham’s overall performance was not good. The forward pass was cut off, and the ball handling of the defense team was uneasy. A smooth finish was not achieved due to the dissonance of the strikers. In the 33rd minute, Perisic’s shot missed the goal again. In the 4th minute of extra time in the first half, they gave up one more goal and allowed a two-goal lead. In Leicester’s attack situation, where Perisic’s futile pass miss was the cause, Iheanacho put Eric Dier in front of him with a sharp left-footed shot and pinned the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal. 토토사이트
In the 6th minute of the second half, Bentancur’s mid-range shot went straight to the goalkeeper. In the 8th minute, Son Heung-min took advantage of the opponent’s pass miss and took advantage of a golden opportunity. There are two main options. Shooting directly from the front of the arc, or connecting to Kane on the right. However, I missed the timing due to the opponent’s pressure. He passed to Kane, but the timing was delayed and he was caught offside. Tottenham’s Bentancur injured his left knee in a collision with an opponent in the 20th minute. Eventually, he was replaced with Papesar. Having lost Hugo Lloris and midfielder Yves Bisuma to injury, Tottenham lost another key resource ahead of the European Champions League round of 16.
Tottenham conceded a fourth goal to Harvey Barnes in the 25th minute. However, at the end of the VAR reading, the goal was invalidated due to an offside foul, and he breathed a sigh of relief. Coach Conte raised the odds. He prepared to put in Hisharli Song and Arnaudan Juma at the same time. I changed my plan and had three people on standby: Richarlisson, Emerson Royal, and Davinson Sanchez. In the 29th minute of the second half, Perisic, Poro and Tanganga were replaced respectively. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Kulusevski was removed and Danjuma was put in, so Son Heung-min moved to the right.
However, Leicester ran away with one more goal. In the 36th minute of the second half, Barnes shook the net, leaving behind the regret of the canceled goal. Son Heung-min connected Danjuma’s cross with a right-footed shot in the 43rd minute of the second half, but it missed and went high. Tottenham fans who lost hope left work early. The match ended in a 1-4 defeat for Tottenham.