Last night was only Tottenham's third league defeat this season.

Tottenham fans slam wasted opportunity against Leicester City

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Fans of both Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City took to social media in contrasting moods last night, after the latter's 1-0 win at White Hart Line.

Though Spurs dominated the ball with 61% of possession and recorded twice as many shots as the visitors, they were eventually beaten by a Robert Huth header in the 83rd minute.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was disappointed yet calm at the final whistle, stating "all the stats are positive for us" and highlighting the man-of-the-match performance of Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel. 


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Unfortunately, for the Tottenham players, many of their fans didn't share the Argentinian's positive attitude with some taking to Twitter to lament a missed opportunity. 

With top four rivals, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool all drawing in the mid-week fixtures many fans felt that Spurs had wasted a glorious opportunity to extend their Champions League prospects.

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Pochettino's side remain in fourth place and will look to regain some momentum when they host relegation strugglers Sunderland in Saturday's early kick-off.

Leicester are the real deal

In contrast, Leicester's incredible story continued, with a significant victory against a side who had only lost twice prior to last night.

Though the Foxes relied heavily on Schmeichel to keep them in the game and star striker Jamie Vardy has now failed to find the net for a month, Claudio Ranieri's team reminded everyone they are very much the real deal. 

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After Joe Allen's late equaliser, Arsenal dropped a crucial two points last night allowing Leicester to join them on 43 points at the top of the league. 

Manager Ranieri was quick to dispell any talk of his side as title contenders after the game: "It’s January. What a pity! If it was May, maybe. We must continue to work hard, to keep our feet on the ground."

However, that couldn't prevent may Leicester fans from tweeting their joy, as the club's chances of Champions League qualification grow increasingly possible.

Next up for Ranieri's side will be a tricky trip to Midlands rivals Aston Villa, recently rejuvenated after their first Premier League win under Remi Garde on Tuesday. 

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