Leicester 2-1 Tottenham: James Maddison nets late winner in game of more VAR drama

James Maddison’s fine late strike saw Leicester come from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 in a game filled with more VAR drama.

Maddison’s powerful 25-yard effort settled a wonderful game of twists and turns at the King Power Stadium, which saw Spurs surrender the lead for the third time in four games.

Leicester thought they had scored the opener when Wilfred Ndidi bundled home after Paulo Gazzaniga’s fumble, but VAR ruled it out for an offside, and minutes later Harry Kane put Spurs ahead with a superb finish, somehow hooking the ball past Kasper Schmeichel while falling to the ground from Caglar Soyuncu’s shove.

After half-time, the visitors thought they had doubled their lead when Serge Aurier powered in a low effort from just outside the box before VAR again adjudged an offside in the build-up, and moments later Leicester equalised when Ricardo Pereira fired in a loose ball from 12 yards.

Both sides had enjoyed plenty of opportunities in a game which still threatened to go either way – but a moment of magic from Maddison would end up defining it, beating Gazzaniga from 25 yards with a fine finish five minutes from time.


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