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Full-time: Leicester 1-6 Tottenham

  • Harry Kane scores four goals and Heung Min-Son adds a brace as Tottenham seal their biggest away win of the Premier League era
  • Son tees up Kane for the opener after a route one ball from Toby Alderweireld
  • Son then finishes on the swivel after an impudent lofted pass from Dele Alli
  • Ben Chilwell demonstrates fantastic composure to reduce the deficit with his first senior goal for Leicester after Hugo Lloris comes rushing out of his area
  • Kane restores Tottenham's two-goal lead just four minutes later by nodding home from close range
  • Son adds his second of the evening with a fine strike into the far corner
  • Kane notches two more late goals to take his tally for the season to 26
  • England striker now leads Everton counterpart Romelu Lukaku by two goals in the race for the Golden Boot with only one match left to play
  • Tottenham's 25th league victory of the season sees them surpass Leicester's title-winning points tally from last term
  • Embarrassed Foxes miss the chance to chalk up a sixth successive home league win for the first time since 1966
Harry Kane

That is all for this particular blog, thanks for joining me. IBTimes UK will be back on Sunday to bring you comprehensive live coverage of the final day of the Premier League season.

Until then, farewell.

You've got to think that Kane will now be considered as the overwhelming favourite to win his second consecutive Golden Boot award.

Tottenham finish the season away at relegated Hull, who have conceded the most goals in the Premier League in 2016-17. Everton have a much trickier game away at Arsenal, who have their own contender in Alexis Sanchez.

Sorry Leicester are finally put of their misery after being on the receiving end of Tottenham's most emphatic away league victory since April 1989.

Kane is certainly the man of the moment. Having trailed Lukaku by two in the Golden Boot race before kick-off, he now leads by the same margin with only one game of the season left to play.

What a night for the England talisman. If only he had managed to stay fit for the entire campaign.

Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane


Leicester 1-6 Tottenham

Not merely content with a hat-trick, Kane adds his fourth of the evening after being played in by Davies.

"We want seven" cry the travelling Spurs fans.


Goal: Leicester 1-6 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

Kane collects possession from Lesniak and shoots beyond Schmeichel to claim his hat-trick.

A 25th goal of the season means that he now leads Everton's Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot race with just one match left to play.

Leicester have been thumped here this evening.


Goal: Leicester 1-5 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

Alli and Fuchs each miss the target with a shot at either end as the clock ticks down towards the end of 90 minutes.!

Not quite five for Tottenham as the offside flag denies Janssen after he finishes off Alli's low cross.

With three points safely in the bag, Pochettino hands a senior debut to 21-year-old Slovakian midfielder Filip Lesniak. Dembele, still carrying that foot injury, is the man to make way.

Kane's latest attempt drifts wide and Janssen drives forward before curling a shot over the crossbar.

Danny Simpson brings down Alli and becomes the fourth Leicester player to have his name taken by Michael Oliver.

Dier - and not Kane - then steps up to fire a 25-yard free-kick over. Closer, but still no cigar.

Kane blazes a free-kick high and wide before Pochettino sends on Janssen in place of Son, who will not claim a treble this evening.

Leicester's final sub is Musa for Vardy.

End-to-end stuff now as Sissoko tests Schmeichel and Lloris denies Slimani.

Gray is booked for a foul on Vertonghen.

Any hopes of Leicester getting something from this game now look to be well and truly over.

Son fools Amartey with a lovely drag-back and, instead of playing in Kane for his hat-trick, proceeds to pick out the bottom corner with a pinpoint strike from 20 yards.

He's up to 21 for the season.

Heung-Min Son

Goal: Leicester 1-4 Tottenham (Heung-Min Son)


Leicester's second change of the evening sees tricky winger Demarai Gray replace Benalouane.

Sissoko collects a yellow card for a foul on Chilwell. He is quickly joined in the referee's notebook by Albrighton, who can have no complaints after cynically preventing Alli from leading a Tottenham counter-attack.

So much for any potential Leicester fightback. Just four minutes after Chilwell gave them renewed hope, Tottenham's two-goal cushion is safely restored.

Alderweireld stands up an enticing cross to Wanyama at the back post and his deflected header across goal is nodded in by Kane from close range.

As you were.

Harry Kane

Goal: Leicester 1-3 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

With an hour on the clock, Leicester halve the deficit.

Impressive young left-back Chilwell demonstrates composure beyond his years to calmly slot home after Lloris comes tearing out to try and thwart the danger posed by Vardy.

That is his first senior goal for the Foxes.

Ben Chilwell

Goal: Leicester 1-2 Tottenham (Ben Chilwell)

Kane imitates Alli with a little chip over the top. This time Son's acrobatics are for nothing as he hooks the ball well wide.

Alli concedes possession to Albrighton inside his own penalty area and Dier has to come across to make an impressive block. No problem for Lloris in holding Mahrez's low shot on the rebound.

The Algerian clearly felt he was ignored by Albrighton there and lets his teammate know about it.

Amartey skies a shot into row z after Mahrez's initial effort is blocked. More spirit and attacking intent displayed by Leicester during the early stages of this second 45.

Kane is unable to turn home an Alli cross after two Leicester defenders get themselves into all sorts of trouble.

Early danger for Tottenham as Benalouane heads Albrighton's free-kick over the top following a foul on Mahrez.


The second half is now off and running. One half-time change from Shakespeare, who opts to withdraw Okazaki in favour of record signing Islam Slimani.

Easy as you like from dominant Tottenham, who are coasting towards a 25th Premier League victory of the season.

Leicester, who had not conceded in any of their last three home matches before tonight, have been extremely passive for the most part. They have a mountain to climb after the break.

That run of wins at the King Power looks set to end at five, bar an unlikely second-half turnaround.


Leicester 0-2 Tottenham


One minute of additional time will be played at the end of this first half.

"Get into them" is the chant from disgruntled home fans as Tottenham continue to knock the ball around with ease and provoke a few 'oles' from the away end.

Leicester look knackered already.

Tottenham are stringing together some lovely passing moves as vastly inferior Leicester tire of chasing shadows.

Fuchs blocks another strike from Kane and Schmeichel dives low to his right to keep out a Dier header destined for the bottom corner.

Fuchs and Benalouane are taken out of the game by an impudent lofted pass from Alli and Son finishes nicely on the swivel.

Tottenham have been dominant.

Heung-Min Son

Goal: Leicester 0-2 Tottenham (Heung-Min Son)

Vardy overhits a cross towards Shinji Okazaki before Tottenham come again....

Davies' cross is headed towards goal by Alli, but Kasper Schmeichel makes the save.

Leicester then roar for a penalty after Vardy goes down following a shoulder-to-shoulder clash with Alderweireld. The referee waves play on.

Having looked far more purposeful going forward during this opening 25 minutes, Tottenham deservedly get their noses in front.

Fuchs fails to cut out a route one pass from Alderweireld and Son races towards the byline before cutting the ball back for Kane to sweep home his 23rd goal of the season.

Benalouane was not alone in thinking that might have been offside.

Harry Kane

Goal: Leicester 0-1 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

Somewhat greedy from Kane as he wins possession from Benalouane before firing over, much to the annoyance of his teammates.

Wanyama wins Tottenham a free-kick and Kane's feeble low drive is deflected into the path of Sissoko, who lashes a far more vicious effort over the crossbar.

A determined Alli is not whistled for a high boot as he battles his way past Benalouane and Fuchs. The ball falls for Son, who blazes over from a promising position.

Woeful finish. He should have done much, much better with that.

Amartey looks to test Lloris further after a Victor Wanyama foul on Mahrez and sees a low half-volley deflect off Dier and into the goalkeeper's hands.

Son receives possession from Davies and bursts beyond Ndidi before curling an effort over the crossbar.

At the other end, Mahrez and Vardy combine to great effect and the latter forces Hugo Lloris into a strong save. Powerful strike.

Alert defending from Ben Chillwell to dispossess Heung-Min Son and concede a corner.

The Spurs forward looked primed to shoot after being picked out by a perfectly-weighted ball from Kane.

Marc Albrighton looks for the early run of Jamie Vardy, but the England striker goes a fraction too early and is rightly flagged for offside.

It looks like Sissoko is indeed playing at right wing-back, with Davies on the opposite flank and Dier slotting in alongside Alderweireld and Vertonghen in a back three.


We are underway at the King Power at last. Michael Oliver is your referee.

10 minutes remaining until kick-off. There seems to be some confusion across social media as to Tottenham's formation this evening.

Will it be Dier as a right-back in a four-man defence, or does Pochettino intend to deploy Sissoko as a wing-back? We'll find out shortly.

Along with the likes of Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone, Maurizio Sarri and Luciano Spalletti, Pochettino has been linked with the vacant Inter Milan post following the Nerazurri's decision to part company with Stefano Pioli after only six months.

It had also been suggested that Inter could buy out his contract for a fee of £4.2m, although Pochettino is insistent that such a clause does not exist and that he will remain with Tottenham next season.

Mauricio Pochettino

"No, no buyout clause in my contract," he said. "I will stay here next season. There are many many rumours but I am committed to Tottenham. I have no reason to leave the club. I will stay here, don't worry. You will see on July 3 at the start of pre-season, I will stay here. Don't worry."

This week's press conferences brought news on the respective futures of both managers.

Shakespeare, who has won 7 of his 11 league games in charge since replacing Ranieri on an initial caretaker basis in February in addition to leading Leicester to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, is currently contracted until the end of the season.

Craig Shakespeare

He is expected to be named as permanent manager next week.

"We have two games left, it will come to a conclusion," he said. "I think the club realise in terms of forward planning it is important that everyone knows. We won't have to wait long. The end of the season is Sunday, so after that. I expect it in the following days after Sunday."


Shakespeare makes one alteration to the side beaten 2-1 at Manchester City last weekend in a match that will be remembered for Riyad Mahrez's late two-touch penalty being disallowed, with the injured King replaced by Daniel Amartey.

Elliott Moore is preferred to U23 colleague Josh Knight as an emergency defensive substitute. Left-back Christian Fuchs continues alongside Yohan Benalouane in central defence in the absence of both Huth and Morgan.


Pochettino resists the urge to make any sweeping changes to his formation, deploying Dier at right-back and bringing Dembele into midfield. Christian Eriksen drops to the bench in favour of Moussa Sissoko.

Young midfield duo Filip Lesniak and Sam Shashoua are unfamiliar substitutes.


That October tie at White Hart Lane saw two oft-maligned summer signings in Vincent Janssen and Ahmed Musa both register on the scoresheet.

It also represented Leicester's first away point of the season after a woeful run of form on the road. Spurs, who were missing both Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, twice struck the woodwork through Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli.


Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele has appeared as a substitute in each of the last three matches against Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester United and was taken off at half-time during his last start at Crystal Palace in April.

Speaking yesterday, Pochettino revealed that the Belgian international had been playing through the pain barrier while struggling with the recurrence of a lingering foot problem and would need to visit a specialist in the summer.

Mousa Dembele

"He's struggling with his foot," he said. "We will see what happens now after Sunday. It's OK, but maybe not in his best interest to play 90 minutes.

"He's being careful to stay available to help the team in the last few weeks. I want to say that we appreciate that a lot, it's very painful for him but he's trying to do his best to help the team in the last few weeks, try to achieve, first of all to try to arrive in the final of the FA Cup, then to win the Premier League and then in the end to be second in the table."

Already without Harry Winks and Erik Lamela, Mauricio Pochettino is dealing with a real shortage of full-backs at present. Danny Rose recently underwent exploratory surgery on a knee ligament injury that has kept him sidelined since late January and did not respond well to a return to training. There are fears that he may miss the start of next season.

To add to that, Kieran Trippier sustained a concussion against Manchester United and replacement Kyle Walker is being bothered by an ankle complaint. The similarly named Kyle Walker-Peters is currently away on U20 World Cup duty in South Korea and, with Ben Davies currently his only fit senior full-back, the manager hinted that he could change his system tonight.

Maybe we will change the formation. It's good for us to be creative now, one more time. To try to play in the best condition and try to win. For us the last two games are important.

It's true we cannot change the table but it's important for us now to try to win, for us to compete. I think we need to finish well. To finish second was a good thing for us, but now we need to finish in the last two games with a good feeling.

He could always opt to play the versatile Eric Dier at right-back, of course.

In terms of team news for tonight's rather understated meeting between last season's title rivals, both sides are dealing with a number of injury concerns.

Shakespeare admitted during yesterday's pre-match press conference that he has just 16 senior players available, with Danny Drinkwater (thigh), Nampalys Mendy (ankle) and Molla Wague (shoulder) all done for the season.

Wes Morgan and Roberth Huth

Robert Huth (foot) and Andy King (hamstring) have a chance of returning for the final day visit of Bournemouth, while it remains to be seen if captain Wes Morgan will play again this term having sustained a hamstring injury during last month's Champions League quarter-final second-leg meeting with Atletico Madrid.

Returning loan trio Matty James, Tom Lawrence and Harvey Barnes are all ineligible for first-team duty under current Fifa rules.

Good evening and a very warm welcome to IBTimes UK's live coverage of a rare Thursday night of Premier League football. With the end of the season quickly approaching, tonight focus falls on the East Midlands for a meeting between deposed champions Leicester City and former title contenders Tottenham Hotspur.

Having called time on their 118-year stint at White Hart Lane with a deserved victory over Manchester United last weekend, Tottenham, who have lost only one of their last 11 league matches, will surpass Leicester's title-winning points total from 2015-16 with another triumph this evening.

Victor Wanyama

Leicester have enjoyed playing at the King Power Stadium since Craig Shakespeare was appointed to replace Claudio Ranieri however, and a 3-0 drubbing of Watford earlier this month saw him join Manuel Pellegrini, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Carlo Ancelotti as only the fourth manager ever to win all of his first five home Premier League games.

The Foxes, currently 11th but still capable of achieving a top-half finish, have not won six consecutive home top-flight games since 1966.

Stay tuned for team news and live updates. What do you mean that you didn't even know this game was happening?!