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SPURS 5-4 LEICESTER
Kane (2), Lamela (2), Fuchs (og) Vardy (2), Mahrez, Iheanacho

Spurs: Lloris (C), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Wanyama, Rose, Dier, Sissoko (Son), Lamela, Eriksen, Lucas (Dele), Kane.
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Following Vertonghen's late withdrawal Wanyama starts and Sanchez on the bench

Leicester: Jakupović, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Fuchs, Gray, Silva, Iborra, Mahrez, Iheanacho, Vardy.
Substitutes: Hamer, Benalouane, Hughes, Choudhury, Barnes, Diabaté, Ndukwu.

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What a game! We finish third in the 2017-18 Premier League table. Well played lads!
89 mins Yellow Card: Silva
84 mins Sub: Barnes for Iheanacho.
83 mins Sub: Son for Sissoko.
81 mins Yellow Card: Choudhury
77 mins Sub: Sanchez for Lamela
75 mins GOAL Spurs 5-4 Leicester : Kane
Kane takes a touch in the box, steps beyond a challenge and curls delightfully inside the far post on his right foot.
73 mins Sub: Dele for Lucas
72 mins GOAL Spurs 4-4 Leicester : Vardy
Vardy in down the left side of the box, smashes high into the net from a tight angle.
60 mins Sub: Diabate for Gray.
59 mins GOAL Spurs 4-3 Leicester : Lamela
Break on, Lucas picks it up in the middle, no through ball on, plays it wide to Walker-Peters who slides it across from the right for Lamela to convert from six yards.
55 mins Sub: Choudhury for Simpson.
54 mins Yellow Card: Wanyama
52 mins GOAL Spurs 3-3 Leicester : Lamela
Rose bursts down the left, in to the feet of Lucas, smart flick to Lamela, eight yards out, ball hits Maguire but Lamela steers in.
46 mins GOAL Spurs 2-3 Leicester : Fuchs (og)
Lucas out to Walker-Peters on the right, low cross tapped by Lamela in the centre.
46 mins GOAL Spurs 1-3 Leicester : Iheanacho
Iheanacho onto a loose ball in the middle and arrows into the top corner from 25 yards on his left foot.
15 mins GOAL Spurs 1-2 Leicester : Mahrez
Ball worked across the box from Gray to Silva to Vardy, set back for Mahrez to blast in from just inside the area.
6 mins GOAL Spurs 1-1 Leicester : Kane
Ball breaks to Kane in midfield after Lucas wins possession, he races forward and drills past Jakupovic on his left foot inside the near post.
3 mins GOAL Spurs 0-1 Leicester : Vardy
Vardy glances home a header from Mahrez's wide free-kick.

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REFEREE : Craig Pawson

TEAM FORM: Spurs D L W L W Leicester L D L L W

We have won just one of our last five EPL meetings with Leicester (D2 L2) winning 6-1 at the King Power Stadium in May 2017. Leicester haven't done the double over us since 1998-99 campaign. Of all the teams we have faced at least 10 times at home in the EPL, only against Chelsea (19%) and Man Utd (23%) do we have a lower win rate than they do against Leicester (36% - won 4/11)

The foxes have lost both their previous games against us at Wembley, losing 0-1 in the 1961 FA Cup final and 0-1 in the 1999 League cup final. They are winless in their last six EPL games in London (D3 L3), losing 0-5 at Crystal Palace in their last such match.

We are guaranteed a top 4 finish for the 3rd consecutive Premier League season, its the first time we have had three top flight finishes in 4th or higher since a run of five campaigns between 1959-60 and 1963-1964.

The last team to beat both north London sides in consecutive EPL matches were Man Utd who beat us 3-0 and Arsenal 8-2 on August 2011. Against no side has Harry Kane scored more EPL goals than he has versus Leicester City ( 9, level with Stoke). Those nine goals include two hat-Tricks, one in a 4-3 win at WHL and one in a 6-1 win at the King Power Stadium. If he scores three or more in this game, he will be only the second player to score three hat-tricks against the same EPL opponent (After Luis Suarez vs Norwich) and the first to score one against the same opponent at three different grounds.

Kane has 28 EPL goals this season, two more will see him score 30 in a campaign for the first time, while it will also be only the second time that two players have score 30+ league goals in a season since 1993-94 (Andy Cole and Alan Shearer).
 
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Our final game of a very interesting season. Personally at the beginning of the season, I did not see us finishing top four because of the renaissance of the other "top 5" and the Wembley effect, so to finish at least 4th to me is a successful season. Just a pity that we couldn't get a trophy to shut the media up. Will look forward to watching this match without any pressure on this occasion.
 
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Our final game of a very interesting season. Personally at the beginning of the season, I did not see us finishing top four because of the renaissance of the other "top 5" and the Wembley effect, so to finish at least 4th to me is a successful season. Just a pity that we couldn't get a trophy to shut the media up. Will look forward to watching this match without any pressure on this occasion.
Shame it isn’t live on TV would have liked to watch this game. But I can see why Sky didn’t pick this game.
 

thefierycamel

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Might as well give Toby, Rose and Dembele (assuming all 3 are gone) send offs in front of the home fans. Been great servants of the club and part of the reason that we are where we are.
Lloris
Kwp Toby Sanchez Jan Rose
Dembele Dier?
Eriksen
Kane Lucas

Bench.
Vorm; Davies; Wanyama, Sissoko; Lamela, Son; Llorente.

Why not, bit of fun
 

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Keep forgetting that there's a game today; thought the season was already over

Let's hope our players aren't the same :unsure:
 

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Morning Sapiens- let's consign the world's greatest team ever (c) today to at least fourth place by firmly spanking Vardy's ferrety arse. Lamela with a brace, Kane with five. Recognize, Homos
 

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Getting it live here in Toronto (as we do all Spurs matches). Feel free to visit!
Yep, in the US, NBC put every game on across their channels on the final day....I think we're on Bravo today so I'll be watching on there.
 

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A proper statement would be a repeat of last season's crushing of Leicester, with Kane hitting 4 or 5... Cementing 3rd and gaining Harry the golden boot.

Let's do it.
 

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Now that we have qualified for the champions league I expect us to play better without pressure or expectation which we don't do well.
 

worcestersauce

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Something to play for with nothing to lose should give the team the perfect chance to shine and by the time I get there Wembley should be bathed in early summer sunshine.
I am really looking forward to today COYS
 

Gilzeanking

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Now that we have qualified for the champions league I expect us to play better without pressure or expectation which we don't do well.
I don't think our bad form recently has much connection with 'pressure' myself . More to do with fatigue , unhealed injuries, WC thoughts and plain Kane out-of-sorts ness . Be interesting to see eh .
 

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Really strange to not feel the usual nerves, I'd clearly rather be 3rd than 4th but it's not the end of the world if that doesn't happen - very strange feeling.
 
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