The foxes took the advantage before the break, at 45+4 minutes, thanks to a penalty converted by Jamie Vardy, to punish the absolutely reckless fault of Serge Aurier on Wesley Fofana in the “spurs” area.
At the start of the second half, the team led by Brendan Rodgers increased the advantage, except that the (VAR) revealed a millimeter offside to James Maddison and the move was called off.
However, Leicester would even reach the second goal, in the 59th minute, amid an annoyance by Belgian center Toby Alderweireld, who deflected the ball into the own goal and secured the result, with which the ‘foxes’ guaranteed the rise to second place, with 27 points, four behind leaders Liverpool.
After losing the advantage to the Reds in midweek, Tottenham added their second straight loss and fell to fourth, with 25 points, behind Everton, who are third, at 26. Londoners can still be overtaken by Manchester United (23), if the Red Devils beat Leeds today.
Red Lantern Sheffield United were on the verge of securing their first Premier League victory against Brighton but ended up giving up a 1-1 draw in the dying moments, adding to the competition’s second point.
Even with 10 players since the end of the first half, due to the expulsion of John Lundstram, the “blades” managed to put themselves forward, with a goal from Jayden Bogle, in the 63rd minute, but England international Danny Welbeck restored the tie, 87.