Son and Chadli with the goals as Spurs defeat Leicester

Wednesday 20 Jan 2016
Heung-min Son celebrates his strike against Leicester

Son Heung-Min scored one and set up the other as Tottenham Hotspur eased into The Emirates FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Leicester City.

These two sides played out an exciting 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane 10 days ago and returned to the King Power Stadium for the replay, with a trip to Colchester United on offer for the victor.

Their respective leading men – Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy – each began on the bench but Spurs coped better without, Son firing them ahead with a spectacular effort.

Leicester 0-2 Tottenham

Emirates FA Cup
Third Round replay
Wednesday 20 January
King Power Stadium
Winning club to receive £67,500

And the South Korean international turned provider after the break, as Nacer Chadli put the tie to bed to seal the Foxes’ exit.

Demarai Gray sent an early free-kick into the arms of Michel Vorm before Nabil Bentaleb was caught dwelling on the ball in a dangerous position by Danny Drinkwater, only for the Spurs stopper to sweep up.

At the other end Chadli couldn’t get onto a Kyle Walker through ball, while Christian Eriksen sliced an effort wide from 18 yards out.

Ben Davies found his way into the referee’s notebook after he was well beaten by Nathan Dyer and responded by tugging the tricky winger’s shirt but soon made amends when well-placed to head clear a dangerous in-swinging cross from Gray.

Ben Chilwell – overlapping with Gray on the left – was next to threaten, streaking down the left flank, cutting in and winning a free-kick in a dangerous area but Vorm held Gokhan Inler’s effort.

Spurs threatened down their own left flank and Erik Lamela couldn’t keep a Davies cross down, but the opener arrived six minutes before the break.

Son was handed too much time and space by Chilwell on the edge of the area and responded by arrowing a superb shot into the top corner.

Vorm made the first telling contribution of the second half, palming away a curling Gray effort at full stretch before the opportunity for a rebound skidded away from Dyer at the back post.

Leicester continued to show a renewed vigour and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino replied by introducing Kane on the hour mark. 

The England striker swiftly forced a smart low save from Kasper Schmeichel but the goalkeeper couldn’t deny Chadli on 66 minutes, after he was slipped in by Son to stroke the ball home.

Schmeichel was soon in on the action again, diving to his left to deny Kane, before Leicester brought top-scorer Vardy into the fold.

All three Leicester strikers – Shinji Okazaki, Leo Ulloa and Vardy – linked up eight minutes from time to create an opening but it came to nothing and they finished the evening empty-handed.

Leicester City (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Danny Simpson, Marcin Wasilewski, Yohan Benalouane, Ben Chilwell; Andy King, Gokhan Inler, Danny Drinkwater; Nathan Dyer, Demarai Gray, Leonardo Ulloa.

Substitutes: Shinji Okazaki for Drinkwater 45, Marc Albrighton for Simpson 63, Jamie Vardy for Dyer 74.

Substitutes not used: Mark Schwarzer, Wes Morgan, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Kevin Wimmer, Ben Davies; Tom Carroll, Nabil Bentaleb; Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son; Nacer Chadli.

Substitutes: Harry Kane for Lamela 60, Joshua Onomah for Chadli 73, Dele Alli for Son 84.

Substitutes not used: Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks.

Goals: Son Heung-Min 39, Chadli 66

Attendance: 30,006

Referee: Anthony Taylor

By FA Staff