Tottenham's Pochettino critical of referee Oliver for 'unbelievable' Son booking

Paul Merson

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: "This will be a hard game for Spurs as Leicester have been competing and doing well against the big teams - those sides have a go at them and they can counterattack with the pace of Jamie Vardy, while you also have James Maddison and Demarai Gray in support".

Leicester, who missed good chances at a steady rate through the game, have now lost five of their last six games in all competitions as the pressure grows on Claude Puel.

In a freakish turn of events, Vardy came off the bench for Gray and walked straight up to the spot to take the penalty, only for Lloris to dive to his right and push it away to safety.

Vardy had scored his previous seven penalties and would later reduce the arrears, but Spurs would seal the win through Heung-Min Son in stoppage time.

Those victories also coincided with both Liverpool and Manchester City dropping points higher up the table.

The South Korean went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Harry Maguire, becoming the fourth Tottenham player to be yellow carded for simulation this season. 'Unbelievable. When you compare with the penalty against us, unbelievable.

Tottenham will host Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash at Wembley next Wednesday night as they look to take a step closer to the quarter-finals. We are such nice people'. The problem is I told Michael Oliver, the situation of Liverpool in the last minute that should be a penalty.

He said: "I feel so embarrassed because I can accept to play today if Dortmund play today and then we play Wednesday, but I cannot understand why we're playing with a massive disadvantage". I said if he felt good he could take it.

A first goal for the club from Davinson Sanchez and a fine strike from Christian Eriksen were enough to give Mauricio Pochettino's side the win at Wembley.

Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: "It's unbelievable".

Three minutes later the game took another twist as we doubled our lead when Oliver Skipp - on his second Premier League start - closed down a clearance, Llorente picked up the loose ball and laid it off for Eriksen, who drilled in right-footed from 20 yards.

Harvey Barnes produced another tame finish when sent through on goal by Vardy, before Pereira made amends for his earlier error by sending in a low cross that Vardy flicked past Lloris.

Vardy was introduced as a substitute after the spot-kick had been awarded and immediately took it with his very first touch of the match.

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