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Lucas Moura had a shocker in Spurs’ win over Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura dropped a disasterclass in his first start for several months as the north London outfit defeated Leicester City 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Brazilian dynamo has been usurped by January arrival Dejan Kulusevski in the pecking order under Antonio Conte but was named as a surprise starter over the Sweden international for the visit of the Foxes.

And when disappointing in what was a golden chance to impress, the Italian head coach quickly turned to the latter, who completely changed the game with two second-half assists from the bench.

From 55 minutes of action, Moura managed only 24 touches of the ball, which was fewer than even goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (29).

With his little involvement, the 29-year-old failed to muster up a single accurate cross or successful dribble from three attempts – poor returns for a wide man looking to make a statement.

Also via SofaScore, the former Paris Saint-Germain ace was the only Spurs player to receive a rating below a mediocre 6.5.

Elsewhere on the pitch, Moura won just one of his six duels (17%) and lost possession ten times – once every 5.5 minutes or once every 2.4 touches, which again, is pretty appalling given the circumstances.

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It’s even more damning that Kulusevski came on and altered the game completely. In 20 minutes less, he registered only five fewer touches but did make 100% of his passing attempts and recorded three successful dribbles too.

It would be a surprise to see Moura play for Spurs again this season, barring any major injury or surprise suspension, given the fact that he did not take his chance in what was his first start since mid-February.

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According to The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick, he ‘was more liability than threat’ and that he ‘never got going’, whilst’s Alasdair Gold described him as “poor” on Twitter.

Indeed, the £18m-rated dud should not put on a Lilywhites shirt on again this season. He was shocking against the Foxes and he badly let his manager, who trusted him to start, down.

AND in other news, Forget Son: £22.5m-rated Spurs brute who won 75% duels was Conte’s unsung hero vs Leicester

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