james maddison leicester city

Rodgers hails ‘brilliant’ Leicester after 2-1 win over Spurs

Leicester City came out on top against Spurs, winning 2-1 after a hugely entertaining encounter earlier today at the King Power Stadium.

Spurs took the lead on 29 minutes, with England captain Harry Kane hitting home after a tasty flick from in-form attacker Son Heung-Min.

Both teams would continue to look threatening in a contest that was at times fiercely contested, though Spurs looked to be on their way to their first away win in the Premier League since January when right-back Serge Aurier appeared to have scored with a low drive in the 65th minute.

However, VAR would controversially step in and rule the goal out for a marginal offisde against Son, the decision giving Leicester’s players and the home crowd a massive lift and just a few minutes later, they would find themselves level, Ricardo Pereira stroking home a Jamie Vardy cross.

Both sides looked capable of going on to score the winner, but it would be impressive Foxes midfielder James Maddison who would be the matchwinner, firing a superb strike from distance past Spurs ‘keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Speaking after the game Brendan Rodgers spoke of how VAR can go either way and urged his team to keep their feet on the ground after their impressive start to the season.

“It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it. It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today,” Rodgers told BT Sport.

“We spoke with the players in pre season about VAR. You have to deal with it, sometimes for you and against you. Have to accept it and move on. It was a very important three points.

“James Maddison didn’t have his best game for him, but he is a top level player. He is a top young player, with so much improvement to make. He always has an eye for goal.

“A brilliant team performance. Very early days, we have had a tough start. We will get into the New Year and see where we are February, March.”

Read: Five of the best all Premier League Champions League games

Read Also: Five times Premier League stars fought it out with teammates