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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City: match thread & how to watch

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There is no time to sulk during this stretch of matches.

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At some point in this ludicrous run of fixtures, Tottenham Hotspur was going to stumble. Maybe too predictably, Spurs’ first league loss since the opening match came midweek against Liverpool, an opponent who just seems to have their number. While first place has been lost for the time being, there is no time to wallow.

The difficult stretch continues on Sunday, as Leicester City comes to North London. The Foxes entered the weekend in the top four and just one point behind Tottenham. The visitors may not be in their best form right now, but they look capable of challenging for a Champions League spot yet again.

Last season, Leicester took down Spurs at home on a 85th-minute goal to go ahead 2-1; Harry Kane opened the scoring on an impressive goal that saw him stumbling to the floor. The return fixture played out much differently, with a Kane brace in the first half (one on a clinical counter, the other a superb curler) locking in a 3-0 win and putting Spurs into sixth heading into the final matchweek of the season.

While the result was not as hoped on Wednesday, there were plenty of positives from the match, specifically in the attacking nature of the second half. If Tottenham can keep this philosophy while converting a few more opportunities, there will be plenty of wins ahead. This feels like a key stretch in the season even though it is still early, so rebounding with three points today would be big.

Lineups

To be added once announced.

How to Watch

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Time: 9:15 a.m. ET, 2:15 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), Sky Sports Main Event (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)

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