<
>
2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Son Heung-Min (45'+1')
  • Dele Alli (58')

Son Heung-Min and Delli Alli score as Tottenham handle Leicester

play
Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham: Son shines for Spurs (1:05)

Son Heung-Min dominated Leicester City scoring in the first half and assisting in the second, as Tottenham earned a place in the top 3. (1:05)

Tottenham Hotspur moved back into third place in the Premier League after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Having seen Chelsea and Arsenal climb above them in the day's earlier games, Tottenham knew anything other than three points would see them finish the weekend outside the top four.

With their crucial clash away to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, manager Mauricio Pochettino started with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen on the bench, but Son Heung-min stepped up to the mark with a wonderful left-footed opener on the stroke of halftime.

Leicester struggled to muster anything in reply, with Dele Alli making sure of the win in the 58th minute, heading home his 50th goal for Tottenham from Son's cross.

The visitors could even afford to bring Kane on for a run out, but the England striker -- who had scored 13 goals in his previous 11 appearances against Leicester in all competitions -- could not add to his personal tally.

Tottenham's fifth victory in six league games, and eighth on the road, moved them to within six points of leaders Liverpool. They have 36 points with Chelsea and Arsenal on 34.

Leicester are ninth after a first defeat in seven league games.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 +57 85
2 Manchester City 33 +64 83
3 Tottenham Hotspur 33 +30 67
4 Arsenal 33 +26 66
5 Chelsea 34 +21 66
6 Manchester United 33 +19 64
7 Leicester City 34 +1 47
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 -1 47
9 Everton 34 +2 46
10 Watford 33 -1 46
11 West Ham United 34 -10 42
12 AFC Bournemouth 34 -12 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 -6 39
14 Burnley 34 -18 39
15 Newcastle United 34 -11 38
16 Southampton 33 -15 36
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -21 33
18 Cardiff City 34 -33 31
19 Fulham 34 -44 20
20 Huddersfield Town 34 -48 14