Musa grabs a point for Leicester

Tottenham failed to end their Leicester hoodoo as they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Premier League champions at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

  • Tottenham 1 Leicester 1
  • Janssen scores from the spot on 44 minutes
  • Musa equalises on 48 minutes
  • Eriksen comes close with a second-half free-kick
  • Schmeichel does well to deny Spurs late on

Match summary

Claudio Ranieri maintained his record of never losing a Premier League fixture against Spurs after last season claiming a 1-1 draw at home, before winning 1-0 on the road in January.

The hosts, though, were looking to change that as Vincent Janssen broke the deadlock with his third penalty of the season when he smashed home on 44 minutes.

But Nigerian striker Musa found a 48th-minute equaliser that saw the Foxes leave London with a share of the spoils.

Full report

There were lively individual moments in an otherwise tentative opening 20 minutes for both sides, with Danny Rose marauding down the left flank well as Janssen tussled well with Robert Huth and Wes Morgan.

But it was Musa who had the first real sight at goal with a shot he scuffed under pressure from Rose.

Kasper Schmeichel then comfortably saved from Deli Alli as Spurs looked to work a chance from the edge of the box, before the away stopper denied a dipping Rose shot.

Christian Eriksen hit a curling 30 yard free-kick just wide of the Leicester goal as calls for a penalty on 17 minutes were waved away after Alli went to ground easily under a challenge from Christian Fuchs.

Jamie Vardy wasted a 32nd-minute chance as he left the ball behind after being threaded through on goal by Musa, while Shinji Okazaki headed over a Rihad Mahrez cross.

Janssen got the slightest of touches to a near-post Eriksen delivery from a corner, but the ball tricked across the face of goal, before Fuchs smashed a 38th-minute volley just over Hugo Lloris.

The home side were looking more and more threatening, and Alli so nearly broke the deadlock with a first-time shot that rocketed off the crossbar as he arrived in the box to connect with a Kyle Walker cut-back from the right.

But Spurs were to head into the half-time break in the lead after Janssen buried a 44th-minute penalty following a foul by Huth on the Dutch striker.

Mauricio Pochettino's side started the second half on the front foot as they looked to extend their lead, with Eriksen seeing his early goal-bound shot blocked after some good approach play from Rose.

But no sooner had the chance gone than Leicester levelled matters on 48 minutes, as Musa raced onto an excellent low Vardy cross across the face of goal to slot home, before feeling the full force of a Walker tackle.

Wanyama had headed a loose ball into the path of the Foxes striker, who raced down the right flank before delivering an inch-perfect pass to the goal-scorer.

Eriksen had a couple of sighters from the edge of the box as Spurs searched for a winner.  He nearly wrong-footed Schmeichel with a shot from the left-hand side on 59 minutes that the Danish stopper did well to smother, before he got a fist to another good delivery from his compatriot.

With Eriksen having no luck from free-kicks, Janssen stepped up to a 70th minute set-piece to the right of goal, and came close with an effort that shaved the outside of the post.

Janssen was then inches away from opening his account from open play after turning on the edge of the box under pressure from Huth and getting his shot away, only to see the ball squirm just past the right-hand upright.

Leicester were working hard to find a second goal and spread the ball well, without finding a final pass as Ranieri rang the chances, with Jeffery Schlupp replacing a battered Musa, Marc Albrighton on for Mahrez, and Leonardo Ulloa coming in for Okazaki.

Jan Vertonghen headed against the crossbar from a Wanyama delivery after some sustained pressure from Spurs as Rose's drilled a shot from the left-hand side that was well held by Schmeichel.

Lloris got down well to hold onto a Morgan knockdown from a Drinkwater free-kick in the dying seconds, before Vertonghen curled a powerful effort just wide of the target.

Ulloa then guided his header from a Vardy free-kick in stoppage time just wide of the Spurs goal as Rose fired into the side-netting before the final whistle sounded.

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