Jan 242015
 

Leicester came from behind to net a stoppage-time winner from Jeff Schlupp which beat Tottenham 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane After a good start from the Foxes, who forced a couple of fine saves from Michel Vorm, Spurs went ahead from the penalty spot after 19 minutes through Andros Townsend. Leicester’s frustration grew as they were denied what looked a clear penalty before half-time, with £9million signing Andrej Kramaric instead booked for diving, but their industry was rewarded with seven minutes left when Leonardo Ulloa swept the ball into the bottom corner There was then late drama in stoppage time when Vorm allowed a scuffed shot from Schlupp to squirm over the line to send the Foxes into the fifth round. Both managers had made the expected sweeping changes, with Spurs retaining just two players who started the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United It had been a positive start by Leicester, who are struggling for consistency in the Barclays Premier League After 10 minutes, Tottenham keeper Vorm made a brilliant save to beat away a close-range snapshot from Croatian forward Kramaric

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Jan 242015
 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Leicester: Match Report – view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.Foxes strike late to stun SpursLeicester came from behind to net a stoppage-time winner from Jeff Schlupp which beat Tottenham 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane After a good start from the Foxes, who forced a couple of fine saves from Michel Vorm, Spurs went ahead from the penalty spot after 19 minutes through Andros Townsend.Leicester’s frustration grew as they were denied what looked a clear penalty before half-time, with B#9million signing Andrej Kramaric instead booked for diving, but their industry was rewarded with seven minutes left when Leonardo Ulloa swept the ball into the bottom corner There was then late drama in stoppage time when Vorm allowed a scuffed shot from Schlupp to squirm over the line to send the Foxes into the fifth round.Both managers had made the expected sweeping changes, with Spurs retaining just two players who started the midweek Capital One Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United.It had been a positive start by Leicester, who are struggling for consistency in the Barclays Premier League.After 10 minutes, Tottenham keeper Vorm made a brilliant save to beat away a close-range snapshot from Croatian forward Kramaric.Spurs, who had won eight of their last 11 matches, soon regrouped and forced a couple of corners, from which Paulinho blasted a loose ball over from 10 yards after it was punched out by Mark Schwarzer, making his Leicester debut after joining from Chelsea.The hosts, though, remained vulnerable at the back, as Schlupp charged to the edge of the penalty area and the Ghana defender unleashed a fierce shot which Vorm tipped over.Tottenham, however, went ahead on 19 minutes.Liam Moore, who was trying to run off an earlier injury, bundled over Soldado in the right side of the penalty area.Townsend – who had netted a spot-kick against Sheffield United in midweek – sent Schwarzer the wrong way.Leicester, upset by the decision, were fuming again just before half-time when they felt there should have been a penalty.Kramaric was played into the Tottenham area by a long ball from Danny Drinkwater Vorm came racing out and looked to have clipped the Leicester forward with his outstretched boot.Crucially, though, from some 15 yards behind play referee Madley saw things differently, giving instead a free-kick for simulation and showing Kramaric a yellow card, rather than a red to the keeper and pointing to the spot.There was a scrappy start to the second half, as Erik Lamela whipped an ambitious 20-yard effort over.At the other end, Ulloa made a complete mess of a free header from a corner, nodding the ball down into the ground with a clear sight of goal.With 20 minutes left, Spurs took off Soldado and sent on Emmanuel Adeboyor, the Togo forward receiving a mixed reception as he had done when captain on Wednesday night.Schwarzer was at full stretch to beat away a curling effort from Lamela, but Leicester were level with seven minutes left.A corner from the right was half cleared, and Schlupp put the ball back in to the penalty area, where Ulloa showed good close control to turn and slot a low shot into the far corner.The Foxes snatched victory in stoppage time when a cross from Danny Simpson was flicked goalwards by Schlupp, and the ball squirmed under the Spurs keeper Source : PA

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Jan 242015
 

Tottenham Hotspur V Leicester – view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.Pochettino keen to end the boosMauricio Pochettino has urged Tottenham fans to stop booing Emmanuel Adebayor for the betterment of the team.After nine weeks out through injury, illness and family issues, the divisive frontman returned to action as a second-half substitute in last weekend’s 2-1 win against Sunderland .Adebayor’s comeback was not universally welcomed, though, as section of the White Hart Lane crowd jeered his introduction – a reaction he received once again when leaving the field in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Sheffield United .That reception appears to be a fall-out from his comments in November suggesting Spurs would rather play away due to the pressure being put on them, compounding a perceived lack of interest from the highly-paid striker.However, Pochettino says the booing has to stop if Tottenham are to enjoy a successful campaign.”I think this is the best because all players need to feel the support from the stands from our supporters,” he said.”I think it’s better for him and for the team We always need to create a great atmosphere to try to get success.”Adebayor captained the side against the Blades and could do again when Leicester arrive in the FA Cup on Saturday, depending on whether Younes Kaboul or Hugo Lloris feature.Nacer Chadli remains absent on compassionate grounds for the fourth-round clash, although club-record signing Erik Lamela is back in the fold after a calf complaint.Leicester midfielders Esteban Cambiasso and Dean Hammond are back in contention.Cambiasso has missed the last three weeks with a hip injury whilst Hammond has been out for a fortnight with a calf problem, but both returned to training this week.Boss Nigel Pearson is without Matty James, who serves the second game of a three-match ban, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and Matt Upson (both foot), while striker Chris Wood is doubtful with an ankle problem.Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is confident new record-signing Andrej Kramaric will hit the ground running following his recent arrival.Kramaric, a B#9million capture from Croatian side Rijeka, is poised to make his full debut in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Spurs after joining the Foxes last Friday.The 23-year-old Croatia international had to wait eight days before finally being given international clearance and handed a work permit.Although Kramaric played the final 25 minutes of last Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Stoke in the Barclays Premier League, he barely saw the ball as City struggled to make any impact.Pearson, though, has no doubt Kramaric – with 28 goals in 24 matches for Croatia and Rijeka prior to his move – will not be one of those overseas players who struggles to adapt to English football.”I’m very satisfied with Andrej We are delighted to have signed him, a player we had an interest in over a long period of time,” remarked Pearson.”It’s been very impressive how he’s dealt with his situation because it’s never easy for a young man to be patient waiting for the political side of getting a deal done, with work permits etcetera.”But he is settling very well, his English is excellent, so that’s a great benefit for him in terms of being able to understand what’s expected.”The most important thing for him is that he’s been able to settle in with his team-mates, and I’m sure he’s enjoyed his experience so far.”Clearly we would have liked his debut to have been a more positive experience, but I’m very confident he will have a real effect on the team’s fortunes here on in, and that’s the most important thing.”He’s an intelligent player, and I’m confident he can have a positive effect on us pretty quickly, but I’m also aware players need a bit of time.”We’ll try and make the transition for him as easy as possible, but ultimately we think he’s good enough to do that as quick as he can.” Source : PA

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Jan 232015
 

Tottenham’s ability to win games late on this season has been well documented but an interesting stat had emerged that puts their achievements in a historical context. Sky have produced a graphic showing the most amount of points won by teams within the last ten minutes of games, dating back over the past four seasons

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