They do not draw either. Tottenham Hotspur Ladies needed a miracle, mired in a scoreless draw against Leicester City on Wednesday night in their FA Women’s Championship match. They got one with virtually the last kick of the game. Substitute midfielder Angela Addison drove into Leicester’s box and slotted home a low shot past Leicester keeper Demi Lambourne in the 96th minute to continue Tottenham’s impressive season and to maintain their five point lead over Manchester United at the top of the table.
It was a nice goal, and yes, there’s a highlight!
It wasn’t all celebrations, though as Spurs needed two substitutions for injuries — defender Ashleigh Neville was subbed off after just 19 minutes with an injury, and midfielder Coral-Jade Haines also came off injured in the second half.
Leicester nearly got a point behind a tough defensive performance and the solid play of keeper Lambourne, who made a number of important stops including saves on Sarah Wiltshire and Rianna Dean.
Spurs striker and leading scorer Dean summed up the excitement on Twitter the following morning:
The win is that much more critical after Charlton Athletic, which also has been hanging around the top of the table, lost to Aston Villa, putting ten points of space between them and Spurs. Manchester United is still the odds-on favorites to take the lead as they have two games in hand against Spurs.
Tottenham have five matches remaining in the season. Their next league match is at Aston Villa on March 12.