Only Jose Mourinho Could Lead Spurs To A 3-0 Win With 29.5 Per Cent Possession
Jose Mourinho's side swept The Foxes aside in the first half thanks to a James Justin own goal and Harry Kane double.
The scoreline would make you think Spurs dominated Brendan Rodgers' side for the whole 90 minutes, but the stats say otherwise.
Opta have revealed it is the least possession the north London outfit have had in any Premier League game since 2012.
29.5% - Tottenham had just 29.5% possession against Leicester, their lowest share in a Premier League game since September 2012 versus Man Utd (26%) and their lowest tally in a home game in the competition since we have such data (2003-04). Coasting. #TOTLEI pic.twitter.com/dFYXLXqI4U
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 19, 2020
FT ' Spurs win!
Leicester had 71% of possession, 24 shots to Tottenham's 7, completed 608 passes to Tottenham's 208, but couldn't even create a single big chance as the hosts held on to their half-time lead.
Spurs climb to 6th, Foxes are close to losing UCL football!#TOTLEI pic.twitter.com/4PBR0mY49v
- SofaScore (@SofaScoreINT) July 19, 2020
Now that is what you call a Mourinho masterclass.
The Portuguese coach has enjoyed his best week since joining the club in November, defeating bitter rivals Arsenal last Sunday as well as Newcastle United in midweek.
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His side got off to the perfect start at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Son Heung-min's effort deflected in off Justin inside six minutes.
Spurs then broke on the counter to add a second through Kane, who slotted beyond Kasper Schmeichel.
HARRY KANE SCORES A SECOND! :fire:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 19, 2020
The Spurs frontman is in lethal form at the moment, he curls another one past Kasper Schmeichel.
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The forward then doubled his tally with a lovely curling effort that fell just inside the far post.
Spurs didn't register a single shot on target following Kane's second and it was Leicester who did all the attacking.
"He was very very good, two important goals. Harry is second to none. It's difficult to make him better."- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 19, 2020
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Harry Kane following his brace against Leicester.
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Victory has moved Spurs up to sixth in the table while defeat leaves Leicester in fourth, having played a game more than top four rivals Chelsea and Manchester United.
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