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  • Foxes led by two at half-time after superb strikes from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
  • Erik Lamela came off the bench for his first appearance in over 13 months to provide an assist for Harry Kane with just over 10 minutes of the match remaining.
  • Tottenham now have just one win in their last five Premier League matches and could be down to seventh if Liverpool and Burnley win on Wednesday.
  • Crystal Palace meanwhile held rivals Brighton to a goalless draw at the AMEX.

A breathless finale to the second-half at King Power has drawn to a close and Leicester have hung on. Harry Kane pulled one back late on, with the returning Erik Lamela involved straight away in setting it up, but it wasn't enough in the end and it is now just one win in five for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Full-time: Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Replays show Rose might have kicked the ground there rather than being caught by a Leicester defender, but it looked a very tricky call.

Spurs want a penalty as Rose goes down on the box, but the ref waves play on and Leicester swarm forward on the counter! It's two on one as Gray races towards goal with Vardy waiting across from him inside the box but his pass to his teammate is pretty dreadful, allowing time for Spurs to get some men back and close him down.

Full-time: Brighton 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lamela now stands over a corner and the delivery is good, into the six yard area where Dier is looming large. His connection isn't good however, nodding over the bar.

But Tottenham waste it with Son's ball across goal failing to find any teammates. Four minutes of time added on.

Leicester win a free kick and try to launch it into Chilwell in a corner but his poor first touch allows Tottenham to break...

Here's a final change for Leicester, Islam Slimani is on for Vardy.

Kitchen-sink time for Spurs! Rose this time comes forward and whips the ball into the box that should be straight forward for Schmeichel but Chilwell gets in his way, causing a moment of panic but eventually they clear between the two of them. Schmeichel follows it up with another brilliant punch clear.

HUGE MISS BY LLORENTE! Aurier hammers a hugely inviting ball across goal with the Spaniard lurking on the edge of the six yard box but he puts his effort over the bar.

Spurs almost pick their way through again! This time is is Son who almost finds Aurier inside the six yard area but Morgan clears just in time.

Finally Spurs have one back! And it is an immediate impact from Erik Lamela who threads the decisive pass through for Kane who races onto it and lashes it into the roof of the net.

Goal! Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Harry Kane, 79)

And with that Eriksen comes off, replaced for the final 13 minutes by the returning Erik Lamela. Leicester have also made a change with Demarai Gray replacing Mahrez.

Oh dear, Christian Eriksen. Son drives down the right and forces a ball across goal that takes a pretty deflection of Simpson. The ball breaks kindly to Eriksen, who has the entire goal to aim for but on the half-volley, lashes wide! Shocking miss.

Another Spurs move breaks down with Eriksen's attempts to free Kane smothered by Morgan, who keeps tight to the striker and relieves the pressure for his side.

Dembele's evening is over, Fernando Llorente is onto replace the midfielder.

25 minutes left here at the King Power with Tottenham still chasing the game.

Lots more urgency from Spurs in this half; they are onto every second ball at the moment. Davinson Sanchez finds himself as the furthest man forward and his side win the ball back high up the pitch and find him just outside the six yard area, but he can't keep his header down.

Mauricio Pochettino isn't hanging around with his changes; Heung-Min Son is onto replace Sissoko just before the hour mark.

Okazaki should make it three! It;s excellent work from Vardy he retrieves a ball down the byline and works is back out to Albrighton who swings a cross into the Japan international. He has peeled off his marker to leap for the ball but can't reach it with any sort of control and powers his effort over.

Close, but not close enough from Harry Kane. He looks for the top corner but can't quite find they target. His side need an early goal.

And we are back underway at the King Power Stadium.

Half-time scores:

Leicester City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Crystal Palace

A stunning second from the hosts! Mahrez, who has been fairly quiet this half, suddenly weaves his way in from the left inside Rose before smashing a curling, dipping effort towards the far corner that Lloris has no answer to. Superb strike.

Goal! Leicester City 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Riyad Mahrez, 44)

Again, they work it short with the ball coming inside to Aurier. He neatly pulls the ball away from his man to work it back onto his right foot, lashing a powerful effort on goal but is an easy enough save for the Leicester goalkeeper.

Five minutes from half-time at the King Power. They work a corner short looking to catch Leicester sleeping but it is pulled back for a retake.

Half a chance for Rose now as he races into the Leicester box but fires his cross/shot well over his teammates and well over the bar.

Spurs almost strike on the counter! Mahrez whips it in but it is Spurs who gather with Kane neatly flicking it on to Eriksen from the edge of his own box. The Dane races down the inside left channel and slides the ball across into Alli's path, shooting from just inside the box but again Schmeichel reacts well to save.

Leicester City work another corner for themselves with Harry Maguire up from the back this time.

Kane wriggles past two challenges inside the box but checks back out onto his right foot, allowing Leicester players to swarm around him and close the gaps, forcing the Spurs striker to fire wide.

Mahrez is cut down by Vertonghen over on the right and the Belgian picks up the first yellow card of the evening.

Jamie Vardy

Leicester have the lead through Jamie Vardy again.

Vardy almost in again! Another ball comes over the top, bouncing invitingly for the striker but Lloris has scampered out of goal in time to collect.

Leicester deny Spurs an equaliser! Kane brilliantly holds the ball up on the edge of the box before playing a ball through for the onrushing Sissoko. His first touch isn't great but he still manages to force the shot on goal that Schmeichel blocks with his legs. The effort is still goalbound with the aid of the deflection but Iborra scampers back to clear the danger off the line.

Leicester take the lead through a superb Jamie Vardy finish! It's excellent football from the home side in the build-up with Iborra whipping a ball out to Albrighton on the right. He flicks an inviting ball in from the right for Vardy to run onto and the striker brilliantly meets it first-time, hooking it over the onrushing Lloris and into the back of the net.

Goal! Leicester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Jamie Vardy, 12)

Now here come Spurs down the other end. Danny Simpson needlessly slides in to try and intercept Rose and the Spurs full-back easily reads it and sidesteps the challenge. He cuts into the box, looking for a man in the middle but his ball across is easily hooked away by Morgan.

Leicester inches from taking the lead! Marc Albrighton swings in a corner kick that Wes Morgan meets with a looping header but Davinson Sanchez is well placed at the near post to hook it clear.

Dele Alli has looked excellent in tight situations in these early stages, showing superb poise and footwork to get himself out of danger.

It's been a lively start here with Ndidi now trying his luck from range, pinging a low effort on goal that is comfortable enough for Lloris.

Schmeichel breathes a huge sigh of relief! The Dane dawdles on the ball and decides to take an extra touch, inviting Kane to surge forward to try and dispossess him. Schmeichel just about manages to sweep the danger clear in time however.

Vardy tests Spurs for the first time, bursting through onto a lofted through ball from Ndidi but Lloris is alive to it, coming out of goal swiftly to clear the danger.

Rose, back in the first-team, tries to slide a ball inside for Kane after neat work from Eriksen but his pass is easily intercepted.

Here we go! Leicester get us underway at the King Power Stadium.

Five minutes until kick-off, here's one last look at those starting XIs.

Leicester team to face Tottenham: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Subs: Hamer, Amartey, Dragovic, King, Choudhury, Gray, Slimani

Tottenham team to face Leicester: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Kane

Subs: Vorm, Davies, Foyth, Trippier, Lamela, Son, Llorente


Just 10 minutes until were are underway on a chilly night at the King Power.

There is just the one change for Palace this evening with Christian Benteke restored up front. James McArthur is the man to make way.

Brighton vs Crystal Palace is our other big Premier League clash tonight. A very special derby clash kicks off at the AMEX tonight and Chris Hughton makes two changes to the side that were unlucky not to leave Old Trafford with something on Saturday.

Markus Suttner and Jose Izquierdo come in for Gaëtan Bong and Solly March.

Erik Lamela is in the house. But will we see him in action tonight? Mauricio Pochettino recently talked up the importance of having players who can beat a man one-on-one back in there side.

"We need to increase our tempo within the games, not players with more pace," Pochettino said before the game against West Brom . "If we're playing against teams like Palace, Swansea or Burnley that are playing a lot deeper, you don't need pace, you need good individual quality one vs. one.

"[You need players] that can break one vs. one, like Lamela. You need good quality and capacity to drive, and an individual like Lamela can bring that quality to the team."

The Argentina international would certainly seem to fit the bill here.

Claude Puel meanwhile makes two changes to his side tonight with Ben Chilwell and Shinji Okazaki in. The latter comes into attack to replace Dermarai Gray while the former is slightly more enforced; Leicester say Christian Fuch has been given the night off following the birth of his daughter this week.

Mauricio Pochettino makes four changes in all to the side that drew to West Brom last time out. Danny Rose and Serge Aurier come in on the left and right respectively with Mousa Dembele starting in the middle of the park with Harry Winks missing out this evening due to illness. Moussa Sissoko also comes in to replace Son Heung-min who drops to the bench.

Of course the big news of the night, Erik Lamela makes the Spurs squad for the first time in over 13 months. He is among the subs.

Leicester team to face Tottenham: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy

Subs: Hamer, Amartey, Dragovic, King, Choudhury, Gray, Slimani

Tottenham team to face Leicester: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Kane

Subs: Vorm, Davies, Foyth, Trippier, Lamela, Son, Llorente

BREAKING: Erik Lamela named in the Tottenham squad for the first time in over 13 months. He starts on the bench

No sign of Erik here...

Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused sub in Leicester City's last game. Things haven't really gone according to plan for the young striker since leaving Manchester City during the summer – he has just two goals in all competitions this term.

Kelechi Iheanacho
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Predicted Tottenham starting XI

Tottenham team vs Leicester

After both Danny Rose and Serge Aurier were rested at the weekend; we expect both to come back into the starting XI tonight. With doubts over Harry Winks, Spurs have a shortage of options in the middle of the park which might mean Eric Dier has to play further forward, which could in turn called for a formation change.

Moussa Sissoko's energy could be useful tonight ; he was another who didn't feature at all over the weekend.

Team news: Leicester City

Leicester City remain without long-term injury victims Robert Huth and Matty James for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

Germany international Huth has not played this season after undergoing ankle surgery in the summer while James has been absent since September due to an Achilles issue.

The good news for Claude Puel however is that he has no other fresh injury concerns to contend with.

Other Tottenham team news

Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld remain injury absentees and are not expected to return until the start of 2017 with Harry Winks likely to miss out tonight through illness. Danny Rose, dropped again from the match day squad on Saturday against West Brom, is in line for a recall.

Harry Winks

Here is what Mauricio Pochettino had to say on the returning Argentine

The good news that Erik Lamela has stepped up and is in contention for tomorrow. Always in a very busy schedule you need everyone fit to help the team and that is very good news for the team. To have Erik available to help the team is so important.

Erik Lamela to return tonight?

We could be in for one of the rarest sights in the Premier League this evening – the rare and elusive Erik Lamela in the wild. The Argentina international last appeared for Tottenham in October 2016 – it has been over 13 months since he last played a minute of senior football having undergone double hip surgery during that period which left many wondering whether he would ever play for the club again.

Both he and Mauricio Pochettino have been wary of his reintroduction for the team, waiting for the player to decide when the moment is right after stepping up intensity in training and playing for the club's Under-23 side. The right moment could be tonight.

Erik Lamela
Lamela appeared for Tottenham's Under-23 side two weeks ago. Getty

Tottenham have picked up just one win in four Premier League matches - a run of form that simply isn't good enough for a club hoping to somehow keep up with Manchester City.

All it has taken is one sub-par month and Mauricio Pochettino's side have fallen 13 points behind the league leaders. What will sting more is that Saturday's draw to West Brom opened room for arch-rivals Arsenal to leapfrog them into fourth spot.

With the Gunners at home to Huddersfield tomorrow night and Leicester City beaten just once since the arrival of Claude Puel, Spurs need to recover something at the King Power tonight to ensure that gap doesn't widen by the weekend.

That's where our focus will be tonight, also at the AMEX Stadium where Brighton and Hove Albion host arch-rivals Crystal Palace. Will have team news from both games on the way shortly.