Jamie Vardy inspires Leicester City to 2-0 win at Tottenham

The Foxes have been pushed to the sidelines in the title conversation in recent weeks but thanks to vintage performance from Jamie Vardy they are now right back in the mix.

The game was billed as a straight shootout between Vardy on the on form Harry Kane but the wily Vardy always look to have his number in North London.

Kane’s free kick on 33 minutes went down as the game first real chance just before Vardy’s whipped effort tested Hugo Lloris.

But the always persistent Vardy was not to be denied before the break as he fired the Foxes in front.
Serge Aurier’s clumsy challenge felled Wesley Fofana inside the box and Vardy stayed true to form and smashed home from the spot.

Leicester looked to have extended their lead immediately after restart as James Maddison clipped home James Justin’s long pass.

But referee Craig Pawson chalked it off for a VAR offside against the England man.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side didn’t have to wait much longer to make it 2-0 as Toby Alderweireld deflected home Vardy’s header on the hour.

Spurs did look to rally themselves in the final 20 with Son Heung-min bringing an excellent stop from Kasper Schmeichel.

But in the end another bad day at the office means Jose Mourinho’s methods will once come under the microscope.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium it’s Tottenham 0 Leicester City 2

Premier League Preview: Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Mourinho is doing everything in his power to dampen down talk of a title push but his side have looked very slick in recent weeks.

He opted to change his full starting Xi for the Europa League win over Royal Antwerp in midweek and he will recall all his big hitters to face Palace.

Serge Aurier will undergo a late fitness check on a groin issue but if the Ivorian does miss out, Matt Doherty will return to the starting team.

For Palace, Roy Hodgson’s team will be full of confidence after putting five past West Brom last weekend.

And being the king of consistency that he is, the former England could name an unchanged starting line up with Cheikhou Kouyate continuing to fil in at centre back.

Kick Off is 2.15pm tomorrow at Selhurst Park

Chelsea and Tottenham battle out 0-0 Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge

Lampard stretched his unbeaten Premier League run over Jose Mourinho to three games in one of the more forgettable London derbies.

Neither side created much in a busy opening half an hour, with Timo Werner offside goal the closest to a breakthrough.

Spurs seemed happy to leave the Blues in possession in the first 45 minutes with Serge Aurier and Harry Kane testing Edouard Mendy from distance.

Chelsea continued to edge it in a scrappy start to the second period as Tammy Abraham skidded a header wide of Hugo Lloris’ post.

Lampard threw on Olivier Giroud to try and force a winner in the closing stages and the French striker almost punished Joe Rodon’s error in added time but Lloris reacted smartly to save a point for Mourinho.

Full Time at Stamford Bridge it’s Chelsea 0 Tottenham 0

Tottenham thrash Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford

Tottenham were helped by some dreadful United defending, as goals from Son-Heung Min, Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier secured a dominant Old Trafford win.

Both teams were quick out of the blocks, with three goals inside the first 10 minutes.

Bruno Fernandes’ penalty handed United a second minute lead but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found themselves 2-1 behind in the blink of an eye.

Harry Maguire’s error gifted Ndombele an equaliser before Kane released Son from a quick free kick two minutes later.

With United unable to react, the visitors kept on coming in waves as David De Gea denied Kane and Aurier.

However, United’s problems went from bad to worse on the half hour mark as Anthony Marital was sent off for clashing with Erik Lamela and Kane pounced on another defensive error to make it 3-1.

But despite United looking dead buried before the break, Spurs showed them no mercy, as Son’s clipped home Aurier’s cross.

United tried to reshuffle during the break, but there was no stopping Spurs, as Aurier raced in behind Luke Shaw to make it 5-1.

As the hosts looked to batten hatches down the hatches it could have been a cricket score in the closing stages.

But in the end, Spurs had to settle for six as Kane fired home from the penalty spot.


Spurs nearing deal for Wolves’ Matt Doherty

Spurs are light in the full-back department at present, with Kyle Walker-Peters departing for Southampton earlier on in the transfer window and Serge Aurier in talks over a move to AC Milan.

Jose Mourinho has targeted the Molineux man as a solid addition to his Tottenham squad as he looks to strengthen ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Doherty is somewhat of an unsung hero in Wolves’ side, with the Irishman’s industry up and down the flank as effective now as it was since making his debut for the club 10 years ago.

Only Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has more direct goal involvements in all competitions over the last two seasons than the Dubliner.

But that decade of service soon looks set to draw to an end, with the 28-year-old almost certain to join Tottenham Hotspur.

This is a boost for the London club, but may cause concern amongst Wolves fans, particularly with regular operator Jonny Otto out with injury.

To heighten the frustrations, highly-rated gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo is yet to sign a new deal at Wanderers.

Wolves have made a bid for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the past few days, but that offer has been rejected by the Gunners.