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Tottenham 0-2 Leicester, Player Ratings: Ndidi & Vardy punish awful Aurier

The Nigerian dominated the midfield, while the Englishman scored again from the spot

 
5:22pm on Sunday 20th December 2020
By
Carlo Garganese

Leicester boosted their title hopes - and dealt a blow to Tottenham's in the meantime - with an impressive 2-0 win over Jose Mourinho's side on Sunday.

A Jamie Vardy penalty and Toby Aldeweireld own goal did the damage for Leicester, who move up to second in the table.

Tottenham now find themselves six points behind leaders Liverpool following a second successive league defeat.

Tottenham v Leicester: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Jamie Vardy: 7.4

The Englishman was a thorn in Tottenham's side throughout the match and was rewarded for his efforts as he opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

He also played a vital part in the second goal as his header was deflected into the net for a Toby Aldeweireld own goal.

In total, he had a game-high six shots - two of them on target - and also an incredible 13 touches in the box. That was five more touches than anyone else on the pitch in Harry Kane.

The only negative was him hobbling off with two minutes remaining - Leicester will be hoping it is nothing serious.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Serge Aurier: 5.6

Aurier was the villain of the day after his brainless shoulder barge on Wesley Fofana gifted Leicester a penalty for Vardy to break the deadlock.

In total, he won just two of his eight duels and lost possession a whopping 20 times in his 64 minutes on the pitch - more than anyone else at that time.

Usually a very dynamic threat going forward, the Ivorian also made no impact offensively on Sunday.

It was no surprise when Mourinho hauled him off as Tottenham desperately tried to get back into the match.

STAR MAN

Wilfred Ndidi: 8.0

The Nigerian is considered by some critics as the best holding midfielder in the Premier League and he showed just why with a masterful performance versus Spurs.

He patrolled the area in front of the defence fantastically. He made a game-high 19 recoveries, won all of his attempted tackles and also used the ball diligently - completing 94 per cent of his passes. Ndidi proved pivotal in winning the ball in the build-up to Leicester's second goal - a monster today.

Tottenham v Leicester: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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