Tottenham 3-1 Leicester LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Heung-min Son’s stunning goal helped Tottenham get their Champions League hopes back on track with a 3-1 win over Leicester.

The South Korean curled a 20-yard effort into the top corner to seal a brace that sees him register his highest tally in a Premier League season, moving to 19 goals - just three behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

Harry Kane got the ball rolling with his customary goal against the Foxes, heading in a first-half corner for his 19th goal in 18 games against his former loan club.

The victory ends a two-game blip and piles the pressure on Arsenal ahead of their game at West Ham as the race for the top four looks increasingly likely to go down to the rearranged north London derby in the penultimate week of the season.

It was clear where Leicester’s attention lies, as they made eight changes to the side which drew 1-1 with Roma in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, and they only had a stoppage-time goal from Kelechi Iheanacho to show for their efforts.

Match updates

  • GOAL! Iheanacho adds late consolation

  • GOAL! Screamer from Son seals win

  • GOAL! Son doubles the lead

  • GOAL! Kane heads Spurs in front from corner

Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 - 1 Leicester City FC

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

16:03 , Matt Verri

The pressure is now on Arsenal as Tottenham get their top-four push back on track with a comfortable win. It wasn’t always pretty or polished but individual quality told, specifically Son’s & Romero’s.

Having Kulusevski as an impact sub also (perhaps inadvertently) worked very well.

FT: Tottenham 3-1 Leicester

15:52 , Matt Verri

Spurs are back into the top four!

How long for? That depends on Arsenal later this afternoon...

 (AP)
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GOAL! Tottenham 3-1 Leicester | Kelechi Iheanacho 90+1'

15:50 , Matt Verri

There is the consolation!

Tielemans with the assist, Iheanacho with the finish. Just two more needed in as many minutes...

15:48 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Nearly a consolation!

Thomas, Castagne, Tielemans all whip in crosses. The third one is the best of the bunch, Vardy gets across his man and flicks the header just wide.

15:45 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Game being played at a snail’s pace down.

That is until Spurs give the ball away under no pressure at all. Vardy pounces... Romero swiftly in to win it back. Again.

15:41 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Son will get another ovation, as he’s brought off.

Bergwijn on to replace him for the final ten minutes. Conte knows the job is very much done.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Leicester | Heung-min Son 79'

15:38 , Matt Verri

STUNNING FROM SON!

20 yards out, onto his left foot and it’s curled perfectly into the top corner. Sensational finish and that will be that.

15:36 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Dier briefly down in some discomfort, but he’s back up and fine to continue.

Tielemans on for the visitors - hasn’t got much time left to inspire a big comeback.

15:34 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Spurs increasingly sitting back now, letting Leicester have possession.

The front three waiting for any chances to counter though - Kulusevski in particularly looks like he has a point to prove.

15:30 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Royal looks to drill it low across the face of goal... Son was completely free at the back post. Cleared behind for a corner.

Son takes the corner, Dier wins the header but it’s straight at Schmeichel.

Here comes Vardy...

15:27 , Matt Verri

15:25 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Kulusevski is running riot.

Outrageous skill to beat Thomas, with the Leicester man failing in his attempt to then hack Kulusevski down. Hojbjerg’s touch isn’t good enough and the chance goes.

Referee goes back to book Thomas - that was a really ugly swipe.

15:22 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Amartey catches Kane really high and that will be a yellow card for the Leicester man.

Spurs on course for this to be a great afternoon - won’t want that to be ruined by an injury to Kane.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15:21 , Matt Verri

Conte’s substitution immediately made a different, with Kulusevski slipping in Son, but the goal was made by a crunching double challenge by Romero. The Argentine has been imperious again today.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Leicester | Heung-min Son 61'

15:19 , Matt Verri

SPURS DOUBLE THE LEAD!

All started with two monstrous tackles from Romero. Came to Kulusevski, he cuts inside and slides it through to Son.

Nice turn, great finish and that’s the second.

15:18 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Almost an instant impact from Kulusevski.

Beats a couple of challenges, into the box, past Soyuncu... and trips over. Not what was required.

15:17 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Bentancur the latest player into the book - that’s been coming.

Mendy turned him really nicely and the Spurs man just swept his legs away. Easy decision.

15:14 , Matt Verri

55 mins: First Tottenham change of the match. Kulusevski on to replace Moura.

If you’re being generous you’d describe the Brazilian’s display as ‘quiet’.

15:12 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Moura looks to get on the end of a ball through the Leicester defence, goes down under a challenge from Soyuncu.

Was he tripped? The Spurs fans think so. The referee doesn’t. On we go.

15:10 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Romero plays the ball into the edge of the box, where Hojbjerg is briefly playing as the central striker.

Spurs will wish it wasn’t him - he pokes a strange pass straight out of play. Moura a bit confused with that.

15:07 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Early yellow card in the half for Albrighton.

Slightly late as he slides in on Bentancur, the pass had already been played. Can’t really have any complaints, but he’s trying.

Back underway!

15:04 , Matt Verri

Second-half has kicked off in north London.

15:03 , Matt Verri

Tottenham players are out onto the pitch ready to get underway. Just one problem - no sign of Leicester.

Here they come. We’ll be back up and running shortly.

Something about the Foxes...

14:53 , Matt Verri

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

14:51 , Matt Verri

Spurs in front through Kane’s header but have ridden their luck at times. If this is anything like the Newcastle or Villa matches, Leicester having to chase the game should play into their hands in the second half.

But the Foxes have much the stronger bench, so Conte will want a cushion.

HT: Tottenham 1-0 Leicester

14:48 , Matt Verri

Spurs lead at the break, thanks to Kane’s header.

The hosts haven’t been great at all, with Leicester enjoying plenty of the ball and creating a couple of chances.

But one set-piece was all it took for Conte’s side to move in front.

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

14:47 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Spurs do look dangerous when they burst into life in attacking areas.

Sessegnon fires a cross into the box, Moura throws himself at it but can’t direct the header at all.

Just the one minute added on.

14:45 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Schmeichel comes for a cross, doesn’t get there and stays down injured.

Leicester players stop, Kane doesn’t and he pounces on the ball as the goalkeeper lies on the ground.

Cuts it back to Moura, Castagne across to close him down and the Foxes can clear the danger.

14:43 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Nice pass out wide from Kane to Sessegnon. Better touch from the wing-back and he might have been in.

It’s heavy though and Thomas can get across to boot it out of play.

14:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Leicester again right on top now, Spurs struggling to get out.

Perez with a nice piece of skill and then looks to hammer the half-volley at goal. Badly drags it though, takes a deflection behind for a corner. Daka almost got on the end of it anyway.

14:38 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Albrighton swings a free-kick into the Spurs box, Romero up to head it away.

He’s been brilliant again so far, the centre-back. Been in the right position a couple of times right when his side really needed him.

14:35 , Matt Verri

33 mins: NEARLY TWO FOR KANE!

Leicester nearly gift Spurs a second. The striker pounces on a loose ball, pokes it at goal and Schmeichel charging off his line does just about enough to deny Kane.

14:32 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Leicester seeing plenty of the ball, mainly at the back though. Spurs with no real interest in pressing high.

They’ll just be looking to pick their moments on the counter now, which they do so well.

14:30 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Davies into the book for a late challenge on Daka,

Problems again for Leicester though, Soyuncu heads over his own bar and it’s another corner for Spurs.

Taken short, eventually comes in and headed away at the near post. Real waste.

14:27 , Matt Verri

26 mins: It’s a mess from Leicester but it does the job.

Amartey misses it, Perez hacks at it and scoops it up behind. Fortunately, straight to Schmeichel.

Foxes would be wise to try and avoid conceding corners, judging by their efforts defending them so far.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

14:27 , Matt Verri

Tottenham’s first shot on target in 221 minutes yields a goal and the scorer is no surprise. It’s Kane 19th goal against the Foxes in just 18 appearances.

Rodgers will be furious his side made it so easy for Spurs, who are now well-placed to pick off a side who must chase the game.

14:26 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Moura looks to burst through the middle, Amartey across and concedes a corner. Can Leicester defend this one a bit better?

Well they’re going to try and be tighter. Referee halts play to have a word about some jostling.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Leicester | Harry Kane 21'

14:23 , Matt Verri

TOTTENHAM TAKE THE LEAD!

As simple as you like. Son with the corner, Kane with the header and Spurs are in front!

They needed that, Leicester were putting them under real pressure.

14:21 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Royal gets up well to head the free-kick away.

Albrighton puts it back in, rolls all the way through to Soyuncu at the back post. Eventually it’s worked in again, Dier there to clear.

Leicester completely on top.

14:20 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Bentancur far too keen to win the ball back and he bundles into Perez. That will be a Leicester free-kick.

Replays showing Leicester could well have had a penalty a couple of minutes ago. Looks like Son handled in the box.

14:18 , Matt Verri

16 mins: NEARLY FOR LEICESTER!

Spurs are all over the place. Davies loses it on the edge of his own box and it’s straight to Albrighton.

He squares it, Daka it waiting for a tap-in... Romero slides in to clear the danger.

Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

14:17 , Matt Verri

After a bright start, Spurs are on the ropes here and lucky to be level after Lloris’ fine save from Daka. The crowd are already growing restless as a second string Leicester threaten to take control of the first half.

14:15 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Daka hits the post for Leicester!

For all Spurs have made a decent start to this match, they’ve very nearly fallen behind! Foxes have grown right into this.

Busy start...

14:13 , Matt Verri

14:10 , Matt Verri

8 mins: First we’ve really seen of Leicester from an attacking point of view.

Thomas plays it to Perez and he can cut inside onto his right foot. Drills it at go, deflects off Romero and into the side-netting.

Officials didn’t see that touch though and it’s a goal-kick.

14:09 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Iheanacho looks to play Daka away in behind the Tottenham defence, Lloris off his line to clear the danger.

Lots more space in this match than Spurs have had in recent games - that will certainly suit them.

14:06 , Matt Verri

5 mins: It’s all Tottenham in the opening minutes - Leicester haven’t had a touch.

Kane turns it round the corner for Son, he plays it into the box. Appeals for handball as Amartey chests it away - no penalty there.

14:05 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Royal bombs forward on the right wing, looks to put the ball into the box and it’s deflected behind for a corner.

Son jogs over to take it. Floated deep to the back post, Dier wins the header but can’t get any power on it.

KICK-OFF!

14:01 , Matt Verri

Leicester get us underway in north London!

It’s almost time for kick-off...

13:56 , Marc Mayo

Re-live some memorable Tottenham strikes against the Foxes

13:53 , Marc Mayo

13:49 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte has again refused to offer guarantees he will be at Tottenham next season, saying his future will only be decided after a meeting with the club at the end of the campaign.

On Friday, Conte dismissed reports he had offered himself to Paris Saint-Germain as “fake news” and “lies”, and it was suggested to him at a later briefing that he could put an end to unwanted speculation over his future by committing to Spurs.

But Conte reiterated that he was only focussed on the final five games of the season and would sit down with the club - meaning chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici - to find “the best solution” after the visit to Norwich on May 22.

Read the full story.

All eyes on Harry Kane

13:44 , Marc Mayo

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Stadium

13:40 , Marc Mayo

Into the last few minutes at Celtic

13:36 , Marc Mayo

The Old Firm derby is currently level at 1-1 - and you can keep up to date with the closing moments here.

Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Stadium

13:27 , Marc Mayo

“The Leicester changes make this a big opportunity for Spurs to get back on track, and their style under Rodgers should also suit Conte’s approach more than Brighton/Brentford. On the flip side, West Ham can also be expected to rotate against Arsenal later.”

13:23 , Marc Mayo

A whole eight changes from the Foxes, who keep only Kasper Schmeichel, Marc Albrighton and Timothy Castagne keeping their place in the team in between their Europa Conference League games with Roma.

13:13 , Marc Mayo

One change from Antonio Conte as Dejan Kulusevski drops out for Lucas Moura in attack.

 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

How the Foxes set up today

13:05 , Marc Mayo

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Mendy, Soumare; Albrighton, Perez, Iheanacho; Daka.

Subs: Ward, Justin, Fofana, Brunt, Tielemans, Choudhury, Lookman, Barnes, Vardy.

How the hosts line up

13:02 , Marc Mayo

Spurs XI: Lloris; Davies, Romero, Dier; Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Moura, Son, Kane.

Subs: Sanchez, Craig, Kulusevski, Scarlett, White, Gollini, Bergwijn, Winks, Rodon.

The Foxes settle in

12:59 , Marc Mayo

Team news coming up!

12:52 , Marc Mayo

Dan Kilpatrick previews Conte’s XI

12:44 , Marc Mayo

Antonio Conte’s view of his Tottenham squad can be summed up by a phrase the head coach has used to explain his reluctance to make substitutions.

“I look to the bench, then I look back to the pitch!” Conte has remarked to staff.

Conte, in short, is not convinced by his options outside his first XI, and the only changes he has made in 12 matches have been forced by injuries at wing-back.

Read the full story.

Around the grounds

12:39 , Marc Mayo

It’s the Old Firm derby in Glasgow today and Celtic lead through an early Jota goal.

You can follow that game live here.

A special Spurs shirt for today’s game

12:33 , Marc Mayo

Head to head record

12:24 , Marc Mayo

Spurs have won six of their last eight meetings.

Tottenham wins: 59

Draws: 21

Leicester wins: 37

Evening Standard score prediction

12:19 , Marc Mayo

Better rested than the Foxes and with Harry Kane facing one of his favourite opponents, Tottenham can be confident of returning to form in this fixture.

A 3-1 Tottenham win.

12:14 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Fofana, Soyuncu, Justin; Tielemans, Mendy, Maddison; Albrighton, Vardy, Barnes.

12:06 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

12:01 , Marc Mayo

Timothy Castagne is a doubt for Leicester after picking up a head injury while knee injuries will keep Ryan Bertrand and Wilfred Ndidi out of this match.

Early team news

11:55 , Marc Mayo

Sergio Reguilon misses out for Spurs due to a groin injury, although Emerson Royal and Steven Sessegnon are available to fill the wing-back positions.

Oliver Skipp (hip), Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty (both knee) are also out and Antonio Conte is unlikely to make drastic changes despite his side’s poor run.

Can I watch the game on TV?

11:50 , Marc Mayo

Unfortunately, the match will not be broadcast live on UK television.

Good morning!

08:59 , Marc Mayo

Welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Tottenham versus Leicester!

Antonio Conte’s side are fighting for a top-four finish and can make a big statement before Arsenal’s game later on.

Join us for all the build-up, match action and reaction for this big Premier League match.

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