After Rodrigo Bentancur’s ‘lucky goal’, Tottenham conceded three goals in a row.
Tottenham finished the first half of the Leicester City expedition in the 23rd round of the 2022-2023 season, which kicked off at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 12:00 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 12th, trailing 1-3.
With coach Antonio Conte returning to the bench after surgery for cholecystitis, Tottenham will challenge for a fourth straight win. Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, and Dejan Klusevski put forward an offensive triangle. In the defense, Japhet Tangaga replaced Cristian Romero, who was sent off last game, and Fraser Foster replaced Hugo Lloris, who left the goal due to a knee injury. 스포츠토토
Tottenham scored the opening goal in the 14th minute of the first half, aiming at Leicester, who were under strong pressure. In a corner kick situation, the ball hit by the opponent’s defensive foot fell to Bentancur in front of the goal. He pushed in with his right foot. A video review (VAR) was conducted to confirm ‘offside’, but the goal was recognized.
But Leicester immediately struck back. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Tottenham kicked the ball from a corner kick opportunity, and Nangfalis Mendy connected it with a lightning-like non-stop shot from the right side of the penalty box and split the goal.
Leicester, who was on the rise, even made a comeback goal two minutes later. Tottenham defender Ben Davies’ long pass was cut off. Unfortunately, the ball was connected to Kelechi Iheanacho, who was in front of the penalty box. He broke through and gave it to James Madison, who calmly ran to the left. Madison shook the net with a lightly right-footed grounder shot from a no-mark opportunity.
Tottenham regrouped and counterattacked. However, Leicester, who overturned the score, did not give up the flow of the game with more powerful pressure and quick airborne conversion.
Rather, in the extra time of the first half, Iheanacho scored the third goal with a sensuous left-footed kick with Eric Dier in front of the penalty box. 3 goals in a row.
Son Heung-min, Kane, and Klusevski all had no chance in the first half. Left wingback Ivan Perisic only had a few chances in the attacking area early in the first half.