Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Lloris stars in hard-fought win over Leicester

Lloris stars in hard-fought win over Leicester

The Etihad Stadium scoreboard tells the story after Manchester City whipped Chelsea in their Sunday night game of the week.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino insists that Hugo Lloris' quality can not be doubted, after he made a key save in Spurs' 3-1 win over Leicester City.

Son was booked in the first half after going down in the area under a challenge from Harry Maguire, becoming the fourth Spurs player to be yellow-carded for simulation this season.

Although Pochettino's comments did not relate to a specific incident, it's likely that he was referring to Oliver's decision to award Liverpool two debatable penalties against Arsenal earlier this season, as well as his decision not to award Spurs a penalty in the last minute at Anfield - in an incident that again involved Son.

"I am a person that always accepts the mistake, but I think it was so odd the situation today".

"Yes [I was surprised], because his first touch is a penalty", Lloris added.

"Then you look at Liverpool and the last minute".

"Leicester played fantastic and we won the game thanks to our spirit and character".

At Wembley, Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham's fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race with their 3-1 victory over Leicester.

With all the circumstances that happened during the game and this season, it's so important to recognise that they are doing a fantastic effort and I am so proud of that. "Sometimes, like this afternoon, it wasn't out best performance, but I think the team is doing fantastic".

"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty". The striker had been dropped from the starting lineup and only came on to take the spot kick after Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen knocked over James Maddison.

I don't think many defenders have been included in the Team of the Week after they had faced up against the most timid strike force in the Premier League, but Huddersfield actually discovered a semblance of attacking threat against Arsenal, with the Terriers having 15 shots compared to the Gunners nine.

"That's what I said to Michael. Come on. We are the most innocent people on the pitch".

"We had all the opportunities to win the game".

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