Spurs still search for their first win of the Premier League season, as hearts were broken through a late Leicester City equaliser.
The game began rather even with both sides maintaining possession in spells. The travelling fans were in fine voice as the sun shone down over the King Power Stadium.
The scheduled water break on 25 minutes came just after Spurs’ first chance. A corner routine, similar to the move that lead to Eric Dier’s opening goal against Stoke last week, almost repeated itself as the England under-21 headed just wide of the post.
Leicester also had their fair share of chances, most often on the counter-attack. Despite this, the likes of Okazaki and Vardy struggled to break the away side’s defence, although Vertonghen and Alderweireld were lucky not to give away fouls throughout the first half.
Mousa Dembélé had the best chance of the half after 29 minutes. Shooting from distance, the Belgian forced a save from Schmeichel who did well to get down to his left to push the ball away from danger.
A puzzling booking for Erik Lamela caused much fuss from the Spurs bench after 35 minutes had been played, although Mauricio Pochettino was soon on his feet to praise the defending of Kyle Walker. The right-back beat Schlupp for pace down the left flank to prevent the home side from shooting on goal. The sides were level at the break.
The second half was far more entertaining, as both sides enjoyed multiple chances to take the lead. Nacer Chadli hit an effort over the bar just two minutes after the restart, with Vertonghen going alone to provide for Lamela minutes after, only for the Argentine to shoot wide.
Harry Kane saw the most dangerous chance of the half go agonisingly into the hands of Schmeichel. The forward skipped past multiple challenges inside the Foxes’ box, but failed to find the back of the net.
The final ten minutes were the most dramatic of the entire game. With 9 minutes to go, Dele Alli headed in Nacer Chadli’s cross to score his first goal for the club. Spurs were ahead, but not for long, as Leicester City found an equaliser just minutes later through Mahrez.
The game finished 1-1 and although entertaining for the neutrals, Mauricio Pochettino’s side still search for their first win of the season.