Vardy scores his seventh of the season to put Spurs on the back foot. Tottenham Hotspur’s fading title hopes were surely extinguished here, as Leicester City fans crowed “It’s happened again”.
This was a damaging defeat by the team who beat them to the 2015-2016 title and Spurs could be 16 points behind the leaders Manchester City by close of play tonight.
This was no way to mark their 4,000th league game, and they rallied only when Erik Lamela arrived late on for his first appearance in 13 months. Lamela immediately gave Spurs more energy, more precision, bringing far more intelligence and incisiveness than Moussa Sissoko. Lamela played in Harry Kane to make it 2-1 with 11 minutes remaining but they were unable to take their other chances.