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By ESPN Staff
4 hours ago

Prem: Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham

Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1.

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Mauricio Pochettino hails the 'desire' of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Erik Lamela goal (71') Leicester City 1-2 Tottenham

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino praised goal scorers Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen after Spurs earned a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Kane scored inside the first minute for his fourth goal in as many games and now has 15 on the season.

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Eriksen played hero in the 71st minute with his seventh goal of the campaign when he curled in an angled effort which bounced in off the post.

"I am happy for them and I am happy for the team. It was a very good result," Pochettino...

 By Dan Fitch

Player Ratings: Tottenham bailed out by Christian Eriksen's wondergoal

Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1.

This was a game that summed up both Christmas and watching Spurs. Ultimately joyful, it was nevertheless an extremely stressful experience, from which it will take at least a week to recover.

As is the case with most games, Tottenham won 2-1, yet the stark result says absolutely nothing about Leicester's performance. The home side could easily have scored three or four goals, as Spurs' defence struggled to contain them. On this evidence it was hard to believe that Leicester are bottom and struggling...

Youth movement driving Spurs

The rise of striker Harry Kane has been a big boost for Tottenham.
The rise of striker Harry Kane has been a big boost for Tottenham.

On the surface, it is tough to judge whether Tottenham is moving in the right direction. After a fourth-place Premier League finish in 2011-12, the team slid one position in the table each of the following two seasons, and its current seventh-place standing and inconsistent play this campaign are potential signs the trend is continuing.

However, a deeper look at Tottenham this season reveals a team that has developed a core group of young players, both homegrown phenoms and foreign acquisitions, that has kept the club within striking distance of Europe qualification while also advancing to the Capital One Cup semis and knockout stage of the Europa League. The current roster features 14 players who are 25 years or younger, and the talent and competitiveness this group displays suggest that if Spurs can shore up its weaknesses, the team is well-positioned to claim a top-five position or potentially higher by season's end.

Here is a look at how Tottenham's homegrown phenoms and young imports have carried the team this season, and the keys to getting all of the pieces to click in order for Spurs to push higher in the table.

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 By PA Sport

Christian Eriksen free kick earns Tottenham away win at Leicester

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Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1.

Christian Eriksen was Tottenham's saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1.

The midfielder curled in a free kick with 19 minutes left to leave the Foxes winless in their last 13 games.

Former Leicester loanee Harry Kane scored inside the first minute for Spurs but the Foxes rallied and Leonardo Ulloa levelled in the second half.

The striker also hit the post and Hugo Lloris saved from Riyad Mahrez and Jeff Schlupp but Leicester could not lift themselves off the bottom of the Barclays...