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Premier league player ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Leicester City

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An away point against one of the leagues strongest sides

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The squad rotation continues. Jamie Vardy was recalled to the first team, taking the place of Islam Slimani, who was left out of the match squad.

Again, it’s hard to question the decision, because the result was a positive one: a well earned draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

I am disappointed. It was a game we dominated from the first ball and after 90 minutes - Pochettino did not think his side deserved to drop points

However the opposition may feel, it was a good performance, back to the style which brought success last year. Leicester were happy to allow their opponents the ball while defending well and a giving up no clear cut chances. Were it not for a very soft penalty, this would have been another clean sheet.

Kasper Schmeichel - 8

You can’t mark a keeper down for conceding a penalty. Kasper was on fine form, as he has been all year, making the simple saves and the difficult ones.

Danny Simpson - 8

Simpson still hasn’t won everyone around, in part because his job is a fairly boring one most of the time. He does that job well though, making an impressive 7 interceptions down the right hand side.

Wes Morgan - 7

The captain was solid at the back again. he did a good job of watching Jansen, while the other attacking threats were left to take their shots from further out. Spurs’ 22 shots was high but less than half were from inside the box, where Morgan ensures space is at a a premium.

Robert Huth - 6

The penalty was harsh on Huth but, fairly or not, referees are watching him closer than others and any contact like that could have the same result. Otherwise, he did his job well enough.

Christian Fuchs - 7

Another good display from the left back, who kept things tight at the back while providing more at the other end than any other defender. In fact, in Marc Albrighton’s absence, Fuchs lead the game for crosses.

Riyad Mahrez - 6

Another quiet game for the Algerian. He did nothing particularly wrong, but nothing much right either and that’s what the team looks to him for. He played just fine without Slimani last year, but his compatriot does seem to help his play this year.

Danny Drinkwater - 8

Drinky appears to have decided to pick up Kanté’s slack by himself; he completed his regular task (most touches and passes on the team) and his formers teammates old trick (leading the game in tackles and interceptions). Another impressive game.

Andy King - 7

Seems to have established himself as the number one choice alongside the main man in midfield. He’s doing a good job getting about the pitch and breaking up play, but oddly for him appears to be struggling to make any impact with the ball.

Ahmed Musa - 8

The big money signing has finally worked his way into a starting place the last two games, and he’s rewarded that trust with two goals. Provides something very different to Albrighton, and I think we’ll be glad to have him.

Musa is a good player and slowly starting to understand the Premier League. He saw the ball arrive and was very strong - the manager was happy with his goalscorer, which only seems fair

Shinji Okazaki - 7

Didn’t have quite the close control he needs to be at his best, but his other work is always impeccable. Only Drinkwater made more tackles, and he even blocked a shot.

Jamie Vardy - 7

Let’s not forget that Vardy went through spells where he didn’t score last year too, twice scoring just once in eight games. He never looked like scoring, but that’ll come and in the meantime he helps the team in other ways, including his 20th Premier League assist.

Jeffrey Schlupp - 5

This one is puzzling me. Earlier in the season he couldn't get near the pitch. Now he’s favoured above excellent young players like Demarai Gray, but never seems to produce the performances to justify it.

Marc Albrighton - 7

Put in a good defensive performance to help close out the draw. Only played 19 minutes, but found the time to add two more crosses to his collection.

Leo Ulloa - 6

The Shinji-for-Leo switch is coming later and later into games. He still provides a use though, making more touches than the earlier substitutes and holding the ball well.

It wasn’t always pretty and most people will tell you Spurs were the better side, but we both go away with one point from the game. Special mention to the worst ref we’ve had all season, who did at least manage to anger both sides equally. Man of the Match was Danny Drinkwater.