Tottenham Hotspur still had the opportunity to have Harry Kane win the Golden Boot and secure a place in Europe next season, despite a disappointing season. After a poor performance for most of 75 minutes that let two suspect calls leave them a goal adrift, a lucky break, and an inspired Gareth Bale turned things around as Tottenham ran out of King Power Stadium winners and Kane won the Golden Boot.
The match turns for Tottenham on a big break
It seemed things were conspiring against the Lilywhites as Jamie Vardy and Leicester had been awarded two spot-kicks. Worse, through 75 minutes, Tottenham only had 1 shot on target – Kane’s first half volley. Then after earning their sixth corner, the Spurs caught the break they needed.
The one person you least expected to make a mistake for Leicester City, their undisputed leader – Kasper Schmeichel made an error. The Dane came out aggressive on a congested corner and his punch went awry and the ball went into the back of the net. That break, after having to feel hard done over at least the second penalty was what Tottenham needed to come alive.
The fear of finishing below Arsenal was stronger than Leicester’s desire to finish top four and Gareth Bale came to life and sealed the game with two big late goals in the wide-open affair we had anticipated.
So things finally broke Tottenham’s way, let’s look at the ratings.