Spurs brush off Foxes in stale­mate

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - OLIVER TODD/

“Who came third in a two-horse race?” the Leicester City fans crowed. The an­swer — if you don’t re­mem­ber last sea­son — is “Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur”, mi­nus an ex­ple­tive.

It’s a bit of a laugh for them, but Spurs must be scared the scar­ring of last sea­son could come back to haunt them again.

They were com­fort­ably bet­ter than the cham­pi­ons at White Hart Lane on Satur­day in the 1-1 draw but this proved to be a fifth suc­ces­sive game with­out a win.

If Leicester have re­gressed from the shock out­fit that took home the ti­tle last sea­son, what can you say of Tot­ten­ham on this ev­i­dence? One thing is for sure: They need Harry Kane back, quickly.

Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino es­ti­mates his star for­ward will be back for the trip to Arse­nal next week and it will be a wel­come re­turn. Vin­cent Janssen just does not of­fer quite the same threat. The Dutch­man scored here but it was again from the penalty spot. Oth­er­wise his threat was muted by a Leicester back­line who have looked frag­ile al­most ev­ery­where else they have been to in the Premier League this sea­son.

REUTERS

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