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Leicester’s Champions League bid rocked by loss to Tottenham

/ 08:38 PM July 20, 2020
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Tottenham’s Harry Kane, 2nd left, scores his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON — Harry Kane took his tally to 23 goals in this injury-restricted season with a brace as Tottenham beat Leicester 3-0 on Sunday to enhance its Europa League qualification hopes.

It was a damaging defeat for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Leicester remains in the Champions League places — where it has been since last September — but can be dislodged from fourth spot by Manchester United before facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the season finale next Sunday.

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Tottenham, which moved up to sixth place, took the lead in the sixth minute with a goal set up by Kane. Son Heung-min ran onto a pass from the prolific scorer before sending in a shot that was deflected in by James Justin.

A fast counter-attack from a Leicester corner produced Tottenham’s second in the 37th minute. Lucas Moura played in Harry Kane who netted with a low finish.

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Kane did even better inside three minutes, latching on to Moura’s pass and cutting inside before curling the ball into the far corner.

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