What a way to end the season. It was a loss, but it was an exciting loss.
Leicester City went toe-to-toe with Tottenham at Wembley in an exhilarating affair that ended with a score of 5-4. As the scoreline would seem to indicate, the game was dominated by attackers for both teams.
Eldin Jakupovic - 5
Couldn’t really be blamed for the score as the defenders didn’t do much to help him. On the other hand... five goals.
Danny Simpson - 5
Decided to pass the ball to Lucas Moura’s foot rather than one of his teammates’ en route to Harry Kane’s opening goal. Started to atone with a few Danny Simpson specials (far-post clearances) but was subbed off in the 55th minute.
Wes Morgan - 5
Didn’t seem to have the legs to keep up as Erik Lamela torched him on a few occasions.
Harry Maguire - 6
Was the best of the back four and contributed four tackles, five interceptions, and five clearances. Still, five goals.
Christian Fuchs - 5
Made the mistake of trying to block a shot that was probably going wide and knocking it into his own net.
Riyad Mahrez - 9
If this was indeed the last game he plays as a Fox it was a fitting send-off. He started the game with an early assist from a set-piece delivery to Jamie Vardy (of course). He followed that up with a nice finish of his own and finally another assist to... Jamie Vardy (of course). Whoever takes Mahrez and separates him from Vardy should be imprisoned for such an injustice.
Adrien Silva - 6
Made a whopping seven tackles but gave the ball away too easily at the other end.
Vicente Iborra - 5
Not quite as involved defensively as Silva and also not up to his usual efficient passing standards. Completed 73.5 percent of his passes according to whoscored.com.
Demarai Gray - 7
Looked explosive and dangerous in the first half. Ran at the defense confidently, forced an impressive save, and even made two key passes. Unfortunately, he made a crucial mistake and failed to clear the ball in the build-up to an early second-half goal for Tottenham and was subbed off shortly after.
Kelechi Iheanacho - 8
Struck an absolute laser of a shot for City’s third goal and was involved in a lot of good build-up play. He was also efficient with his touches and didn’t misplace a pass.
Jamie Vardy - 9
Its amazing what consistent service to Vardy will provide. He knocked one home with his head and smashed another rocket of a goal with his left-foot. The second put him at 20 Premier League goals for the season. Elite.
Hamza Choudhury - 5
Came on for Simpson in the 55th minute and had a few nice defensive interventions but didn’t look completely comfortable as a right-back. Harry Kane faked him out effectively for Tottenham’s fifth.
Fousseni Diabaté - 6
Replaced Demarai Gray in the 60th minute and had an up-and-down 30 minutes. Lost the ball way too frequently, but he was a consistent threat in attack and was denied a potential penalty.
Harvey Barnes - 6
Came on in the 84th minute so he didn't have much time to make an impact but he completed all four of his passes so at least there’s that.
Amidst the chaos was a feeling of familiarity in seeing Leicester’s two leading-men dominate in attack. The thought of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy being separated is a difficult one to accept, but at least they got to close the season with a vintage tag-team. As such, it’s only right that they be named co-winners of the last Man of the Match award. Riyad Mahrez + Jamie Vardy forever.