‘Total team difficulties + Son Heung-min silence’ Tottenham, 1-4 loss to Leicester… Failed to jump to 4th place

While Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) was silent, the team also lost.

Tottenham played an away match against Leicester City in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 0:00 am on the 12th (Korean time) and lost 1-4. 5th place Tottenham (39 points) could not close the gap with 4th place Newcastle (40 points).

Tottenham came out with a 3-4-2-1 formation. Kane, Son Heung-min, Kulusevski, Perisic, Bentancur, Hoivier, Porro, Davis, Dyer, Tanganga, and Foster (goalkeeper) started the sortie.

Leicester faced off with a 4-2-3-1. Iheanacho, Barnes, Madison, Tete, Dewsbury Hall, Mendy, Christiansen, Pas, Souter, Castagne and Ward (goalkicker) hit the ground first.

Tottenham’s start was good. Got ahead relatively early. In the 14th minute of the first half, Bentancur was hit by an opponent in a corner kick situation and luckily delivered the ball in front of his feet and pushed it into the Leicester goal.

Leicester was also not easy. Balanced the game. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Mendy scored the equalizer by connecting the ball from a corner kick with a right-footed non-stop shot from near the left corner.

Leicester, who was in the mood, managed to turn around two minutes later. ‘Number 10’ Madison used a counterattack opportunity to score a goal in a situation where Tottenham’s defensive numbers were insufficient. 메이저사이트

A decisive opportunity came to Tottenham in the 42nd minute of the first half. Kulusevski got the ball at the Leicester goal. He was good at receiving passes from the right, even in frantic situations. But Leicester defender Kristiansen’s movement was better. He quickly approached Klusevski and kicked the ball away.

Leicester scored again. In the 4th minute of added time in the first half, Iheanacho, who received a long pass from the back, ran to the Tottenham goal and scored the goal with defender Dyer in front of the opposite goalpost. 

The first half ended with Leicester leading 3-1.

Tottenham moved diligently. In the 6th minute of the second half, Bentancur fired a mid-range shot. It went right in front of the goalkeeper.

Son Heung-min also had a chance. In the 8th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min took advantage of the opponent’s pass miss in the Leicester camp and snatched the ball. He drove the ball into the box. However, with Leicester’s defensive souter in front, Son Heung-min hesitated and failed to catch the shooting timing. The opportunity disappeared for a while, and eventually I gave a pass to Kane, but the ‘goal’ result did not come out.

Tottenham hit the bad news. In the 15th minute of the second half, Bentancur, the protagonist of the opening goal, collapsed with an injury. In the process of competing for the ball with Mendy, he collapsed onto the ground, wrapping his leg. In the end, he was replaced by Sar.

It seemed that Leicester ran away with one more goal through the chaotic gap. In the 25th minute of the second half, Barnes was handed an amazing through pass and shook Tottenham’s net, but the offside decision came out.

Gearco Leicester scored a key goal. In the 36th minute of the second half, from the front of the arc, Barnes presented the team with the 4th goal with a calm shot that broke through the defensive check.

After that, the game of biting and biting continued. But no more goals were scored. The match ended with Leicester winning by three goals.

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