Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after recording a 2-0 victory over Leicester city at King Power Stadium on Wednesday evening.
- Leicester 0 Tottenham 2
- Son Heung-min fires Spurs ahead
- Chadli doubles Tottenham lead
- Spurs through to FA Cup 4th round
The visitors claimed the lead in the closing stages of the first half through Son Heung-min’s powerfully struck effort, and doubled their lead midway through the second period, Nacer Chadli bagging the all-important goal.
Leicester were unable to muster a response, however, as the visitors comfortably held on to claim a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Tottenham enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the opening ten minutes, but there was very little in the way of goal-mouth action, with neither side willing to commit too many men forward early on.
After a muted opening spell, the first chance of note arrived on 13 minutes. Son Heung-Min found Christian Eriksen in the danger area with a neat pass, but the Denmark international was unable to direct his shot on target, firing wide of the right-hand post from the left side of the box.
Spurs created another opportunity in the 23rd minute as full-back Ben Davies lashed a powerful effort high and wide after being teed up by Nabil Bentaleb.
Leicester, meanwhile, grew in confidence as the first half wore on, eventually lodging their first shot on goal in the 28th minute. Gökhan Inler tried his luck with an effort from range, but Spurs keeper Michel Vorm was alert to the danger, acrobatically tipping the shot round the post.
Tottenham quickly regained control of the match and proceeded to created a handful of good chances.
Davies, Erik Lamela and Tom Carroll squandered their respective efforts before the deadlock was finally broken in the 39th minute. Son Heung-Min latch onto a pass from Carroll before lashing a powerful effort into the top corner from just inside the box.
The Foxes had a chance to draw level in the closing stages of the first half, but Leonardo Ulloa failed to find the mark as he fired just inches wide of the top-right corner.
Having ended the first half strongly, Leicester came flying out of the starting blocks after the half-time break.
Demarai Gray forced Vorm into a fingertip save with a driven effort from the left-hand side of the box, while Nathan Dyer shot wide of the goal from a tight angle a few minutes later.
It was Spurs who made the next breakthrough, however, with Nacer Chadli slotting home with a left-footed shot from a tight angle following a well weighted through pass from Son.
Substitute Harry Kane very nearly added his name to the scoresheet in the 72nd minute, but saw his shot from outside the box saved in the bottom-right corner by Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Leicester created a rare chance in the 85th minute but it was nothing more than a speculative effort as youngster Demarai Gray lashed a powerful shot over the bar from 25 yards out.
Substitute Marc Albrighton also tried his luck but his goal-bound effort was saved by Vorm as Spurs saw out the remainder of the match with relative ease.