Tottenham 1-1 Leicester: Vincent Janssen scores but Spurs held again
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 29/10/16 10:02pm
Tottenham's stuttering Premier League form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester on Saturday.
Vincent Janssen gave Spurs the lead with his first league goal, converting from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after he had been fouled by Robert Huth.
But Ahmed Musa equalised shortly after half-time as the Foxes claimed their first away point of the season, frustrating once again the side they pipped to the title last term.
Jan Vertonghen headed against the bar late on for Spurs, who remain unbeaten but have now drawn three league games in a row.
Mauricio Pochettino may well be counting down the days until Harry Kane returns from injury, after another game in which Tottenham enjoyed plenty of possession but lacked a cutting edge up front.
With Erik Lamela out due to illness, Janssen started for Spurs, while Jamie Vardy returned to the Leicester line-up, but neither forward had much to work with in the early stages as chances were at a premium.
Claudio Ranieri has never lost a Premier League game against Spurs (W7, D4)
Dele Alli saw a well-struck first-time shot saved by Kasper Schmeichel before Victor Wanyama dragged an effort wide.
Leicester did spurn a couple of openings after the half-hour mark; Vardy failing to control when he would have been in on goal and Shinji Okazaki heading over from Riyad Mahrez's cross.
Janssen then turned the ball across the face of goal before Alli smacked the bar from Kyle Walker's cut-back.
The key moment of the first half came shortly before the break as Huth was penalised for dragging down Janssen in the box and the striker stepped up to convert the penalty.
But Leicester levelled in the 48th minute after Wanyama's misplaced header was picked up by Vardy and he crossed for Musa to finish at the back post.
The shot was the Foxes' first on target, but they enjoyed the better of the second half.
Spurs, though, did go close as Janssen shot narrowly wide after turning away from Huth and then Vertonghen headed against the bar late in the game.
Substitute Leonardo Ulloa almost won it for Leicester deep into stoppage time, but he saw his header across goal go past the post.
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Walker (7), Dier (6), Vertonghen (6), Rose (8), Wanyama (5), Dembele (6), Eriksen (5), Alli (6), Son (5), Janssen (7).
Subs used: N'Koudou (6), Winks (5).
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Simpson (6), Morgan (6), Huth (5), Fuchs (7), Mahrez (6), King (5), Drinkwater (7), Musa (7), Okazaki (6), Vardy (6).
Subs used: Albrighton (5), Schlupp (5) Ulloa (5).
Man of the match: Danny Rose.