Puel rues Leicester's poor game management in thrilling Spurs defeat

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley

"It's a shame, it was a insane game but our first half, like against Arsenal, we played with desire and quality on the floor, scored two fantastic goals and it's a shame to concede and let them back into the game". Iheanacho wormed his way into the area, Adrien Silva prodded the ball towards Vardy and, although he was denied, Mahrez was on hand to smash home from 10 yards.

"We needed to manage the game better at that time".

There was absolutely nothing Lloris could do about Iheanacho's stunning strike that did extend Leicester's lead two minutes after the restart.

By the 52nd minute Spurs were level. Third place was sealed after Harry Kane and Erik Lamela both scored twice while Christian Fuchs sored an own goal.

Incredibly Spurs were ahead by the hour.

The drama was not finished there.

Leicester did not let their heads slip after the equaliser and found themselves regaining the lead just ten minutes later, when Riyad Mahrez found the bottom corner with a lovely finish from the edge of the box.

It took just three minutes for Kane to make his mark, though, as Lucas Moura won the ball high up the pitch and released his team-mate, who raced in on goal and fired past Eldin Jakupovic at the near post.

"From the beginning it was tough [playing home games at Wembley]".

Leicester and Tottenham contributed to a game which matched the all-time record for goals scored in a single match at Wembley, in a topsy-turvy game which did not appear to have little meaning for either side.

- Harry Kane has scored more goals in all competitions versus Leicester City than against any other side in his career (13).

It was his 40th goal of the season, the most by a Spurs player since Clive Allen bagged 49 in the mid-1980s.

Leicester countered and Vardy latched onto a long ball from Mahrez, and the England striker showed some excellent centre forward play before he rifled the ball into the top of the net for his 20th Premier League goal of the season. An 19th PL goal of the season from Vardy gave Leicester the lead.

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