Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates with teammates after scoring their fourth goal during their Premier League game against Leicester City. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates with teammates after scoring their fourth goal during their Premier League game against Leicester City. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Reuters

Leicester miss out on top-four finish after loss to Spurs

By Reuters Time of article published May 23, 2021

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LEICESTER – Leicester City twice squandered the lead to lose 4-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as their Champions League dream was shattered on the final day for the second successive season.

Jamie Vardy converted two penalties to give Leicester 1-0 and 2-1 leads and, with Chelsea losing at Aston Villa, that would have been enough for Leicester to claim fourth spot.

But a 76th-minute own goal by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gifted Spurs an equaliser and Gareth Bale, possibly in his last game for Tottenham on loan, rubbed salt into Leicester's wounds with two well-taken late goals.

Just like last term when a Champions League qualifying spot looked to be theirs for the taking, this season's FA Cup winners Leicester finished in fifth place and will have to content themselves with a Europa League campaign.

Victory left Tottenham in seventh and they will enter the inaugural Europa Conference League.

Reuters

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