Vardy punishes slack Spurs

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Vardy punishes slack Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur dropped points on Sunday after conceding a penalty and an own goal to Leicester City in a 2-0 defeat. Jamie Vardy converted the spot kick towards the end of the first-half while a Toby Alderweireld own goal early in the second gave Leicester the advantage. Leicester were awarded a penalty three minutes into first-half stoppage time when Serge Aurier barged into Wesley Fofana and brought him down. Vardy stepped up to take the spot kick and converted it down the middle. "Today he made a mistake but before his mistake in minute 45 or 46 we had other players making mistakes in other areas of the pitch. I can't blame a player for a mistake," Mourinho said of the penalty after the game. "I'm frustrated when I lose but it's not like there is a target that cannot be achieved. Our target is to win the next match and the result of the previous matches they don't interfere in our target for the next match." It looked like Leicester had scored their second of the afternoon two minutes into the second half when James Maddison slotted the ball home. A VAR review, however, showed he was marginally offside and the goal was disallowed. There was no such uncertainty 12 minutes later when Marc Albrighton crossed a ball into the box which Vardy got a head to. His shot careened off the knee of Alderweireld and into the back of his own net. "We've come here with a gameplan and we've absolutely nailed what we wanted to do," Vardy told Sky Sports. "It's set us on the way to get the three points that we think we deserved. "It obviously shows we're doing something wrong in our home games. We need to get these performances going in week, week out and hopefully pick up some more wins."