Tottenham Hotspur suffered a second successive defeat as their Premier League title hopes were dealt another devastating blow this afternoon.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho’s side were well-beaten by another top four rival as Leicester City came in north London and snagged all three points with a 2-0 victory.
It comes just a few days after Spurs’ defeat to Liverpool at Anfield and as a result, they have now slipped down to fourth place, some six points adrift of the defending champions and current league leaders.
The Foxes put on a clinic, registering over double the number of shots (17) than what the home side could muster up in the whole match.
They first took the lead through a Jamie Vardy penalty on the stroke of half-time before an own goal from Toby Alderweireld just before the hour mark piled on the misery.
Serge Aurier, who made the mistake for the opener, was hooked off soon after in what was a shocking display – Roy Keane slammed his defending as “utter madness” to the Sky Sports panel [20th December, 15:10 pm] but there were far worse players on the pitch.
Arguably, Moussa Sissoko’s performance was equally – if not more – pathetic in the middle of the pitch. He was a name we tipped to face the axe, and perhaps Mourinho should’ve listened.
The 31-year-old, who cost a whopping £30m in 2016, was merely a lightweight passenger throughout the 90 minutes on the pitch.
He won just 23% of his 13 duels both aerially and on the ground, failed to provide a single accurate cross or long ball, and lost possession 12 times, via SofaScore.
Alasdair Gold at football.london was also scathing of the Frenchman, grading him a 4/10 in his post-match ratings, he said:
“Always looked nervy in possession, needing an extra touch and his defending for Leicester’s second goal was woeful, not seeming to even realise Vardy was behind him.”
In addition, the £90k-per-week calamity successfully pulled off just two of five dribble attempts and also committed one foul.
After his stinker against the Reds, Mourinho will surely be absolutely seething with what he saw from Sissoko, on their own patch, too.
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