The FA Cup - Fourth Round
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Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Leicester City

  • Spurs fail to reach fifth round for third season in a row
  • Schlupp fires a stoppage-time winner
  • Foxes score twice in final seven minutes
  • Kramaric controversially booked for diving

A stoppage-time volley by Jeffrey Schlupp earned Leicester a thrilling FA Cup victory at Tottenham.

The Foxes were trailing 1-0 with seven minutes remaining and appeared to be heading towards defeat.

But striker Leonardo Ulloa struck his ninth goal of the season, and Schlupp converted Danny Simpson's right-wing cross to secure an unlikely Foxes win.

Andros Townsend had given Spurs a first-half lead by converting a penalty for a second successive game.

Townsend has now scored four penalties in four different competitions this season, also netting in the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup.

But that will be of little interest or consolation to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who must have felt his side were heading for a routine victory.

Tottenham had gone into the contest on an impressive run of only one defeat in their previous 11 games and on the back of victory over League One Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

But that game had been a struggle for the hosts, only Townsend's late penalty securing an advantage going into the second leg.

Leicester, meanwhile, have shown improved Premier League form of late and had reached the fourth round of the Cup with a deserved win over Newcastle.

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Jeffrey Schlupp's late winner was his fourth goal of the season

Ulloa grabbed the decisive goal in that game and - paired for the first time with club record signing, 23-year-old Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric - he got on the scoresheet again here.

Leicester had been trailing to Townsend's first-half spot-kick, awarded when defender Liam Moore clearly upended Roberto Soldado. Mark Schwarzer, making his Foxes debut aged 42, went the wrong way.

But the visitors created chances and looked dangerous throughout and it was little surprise when Ulloa struck, controlling Schlupp's mishit shot and firing low beyond Michel Vorm.

The Foxes, tails up, poured forward and grabbed a winner with seconds remaining when Schlupp - impressive all afternoon - volleyed Simpson's cross through the grasp of Vorm.

It was a thrilling end to a gripping contest and although not quite as exciting as the last time the sides met at White Hart Lane - a 4-4 draw in February 2004 - Leicester fans will not be complaining.

The Foxes may also feel justice was done after new boy Kramaric appeared to be fouled in the first half by Spurs keeper Vorm. But instead of awarding a penalty, referee Robert Madley booked the Croat for what he deemed to be diving.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "We made two mistakes at the end and we have paid for it by now being out of the FA Cup. The game was always under our control. We scored and created chances to add to it.

"It is football. We can make a mistake. But I am very disappointed because we expect to be through to the next round, so I'm not happy.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: "We kept going and we needed to because Tottenham are a squad full of athletes. They are also very good technically and as a unit, physically, they are pretty impressive. So for us it was a game in which we had to compete on lots of different levels.

On the controversial decision to book Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric instead of awarding a penalty: Those sorts of issues need addressing. We certainly felt aggrieved that we didn't get a penalty - and on top of that Kramaric being booked was harsh. But it's another example of why we should use technology. It wouldn't take long to clarify the situation."

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Leicester's players were applauded off the pitch after their victory at White Hart Lane
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Nine-goal Leonardo Ulloa partnered Leicester's club record signing Andrej Kramaric up front for the first time
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Andrej Kramaric was booked in the first half when it looked as though he should have won a penalty
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Townsend has not scored a goal from open play for Tottenham all season
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Tottenham won 2-1 at Leicester in the Premier League on Boxing Day

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 13Vorm
  • 6Chiriches
  • 21Fazio
  • 4Kaboul
  • 3Rose
  • 8Paulinho
  • 29Capoue
  • 19DembéléSubstituted forKaneat 87'minutes
  • 17TownsendSubstituted forEriksenat 64'minutes
  • 9SoldadoSubstituted forAdebayorat 71'minutes
  • 11Lamela

Substitutes

  • 10Adebayor
  • 15Dier
  • 18Kane
  • 23Eriksen
  • 24Friedel
  • 25Stambouli
  • 33Davies

Leicester

  • 32Schwarzer
  • 17Simpson
  • 5Morgan
  • 18MooreBooked at 24minsSubstituted forWasilewskiat 26'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 2de Laet
  • 9VardySubstituted forNugentat 72'minutes
  • 10King
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 15Schlupp
  • 40KramaricBooked at 40minsSubstituted forAlbrightonat 73'minutes
  • 23UlloaBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 3Konchesky
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Hamer
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 24Knockaert
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 35Nugent
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
35,548

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Leicester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Leicester City 2.

Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Leicester City 2. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

Hand ball by Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Vlad Chiriches with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane replaces Mousa Dembélé.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Attempt saved. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulinho.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Leicester City 1. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emmanuel Adebayor with a cross.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City).

Attempt blocked. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emmanuel Adebayor.

Booking

Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City).

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Simpson (Leicester City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Andrej Kramaric.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Jamie Vardy.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.

Attempt missed. Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Mousa Dembélé.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Emmanuel Adebayor replaces Roberto Soldado.

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Erik Lamela.

Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy King (Leicester City).

Attempt missed. Andy King (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

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