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Tottenham Concludes Season In Stunning Fashion Against Leicester City

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Cary Erickson | 14 May, 2018, 06:00

Tottenham Hotspur ended their season with a freakish 5-4 home win over Leicester City this afternoon, bringing the curtain down on another mostly successful campaign for Mauricio Pochettino.

They could finish third if they beat Leicester on Sunday in their final league game at the national stadium and Pochettino will enjoy their success before plotting a Premier League title challenge for 2018-19. Vardy slammed in an equaliser for Leicester after a deft pass by Mahrez but Kane had the last laugh in the battle of the England strikers when he cut in from the left and curled home a delightful rightfooter. With fifteen minutes to play, Kane fired a right footed shot neatly into the corner to give his side a stunning lead in their final league game at Wembley and wrap up three all three points for Spurs, leaving them on 77 points in third place.

Liverpool superstar Salah is on course to win the Golden Boot this season, with the Egypt worldwide netting 31 league goals for the Reds.

It was all-square in the 53rd minute when Lamela's shot went in off Fuchs for an own goal and the comeback was complete seven minutes later with a carbon copy of Lamela's first - the Argentinian converting another Walker-Peters cross from close range.

Spurs were caught cold in just the fourth minute when Vardy was allowed a free run to glance a header from Mahrez's teasing left-wing free-kick into the far corner.

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If Leicester City were trying to get their manager Claude Puel the sack after an indifferent end to the season then they made a fine effort of it after the interval.

- Harry Kane has scored more goals in all competitions versus Leicester City than against any other side in his career (13).

His tally of 30 league goals is the highest of his career so far and he became only the seventh player in Europe's top five...

"Of course, I want to retain the boot but consistency is the most important thing for me, getting 25-plus goals in the Premier League season after season".

"We should have won after scoring four times away, particularly after leading 3-1", he said in quotes reported on Leicester's official Twitter account.