January 19, 2024

James Maddison has said that during Tottenham’s dramatic victory over Leicester City, he was in “shock.”


On January 19, 2022, two years ago, City appeared to be headed for a 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the King Power Stadium. Harry Kane and Patson Daka both scored goals, leaving the score tied at the interval.


However, Maddison’s goal in the 76th minute gave City the lead and appeared to have gained all three points. The score remained that way until Spurs substitute Steven Bergwijn tied the score in the 95th minute. However, two minutes later, the same guy hit the net once more to give Tottenham all three points, making things worse for City.


Spurs have posted a reminder on social media, but for anyone connected to Leicester, those few minutes were easy to forget. Tottenham has posted videos of their two goals on X (previously Twitter), along with the statement, “We’re 2-1 down in the 95th minute. Please give way to @StevenBergwijn.


The now-Tottenham man Maddison responded to the message with emojis for rolling eyes, weeping, and laughing. Madison responded with a sobbing emoji and the words “Don’t worry, I’m the same, was in shock” to a City supporter who said the game still gives him nightmares.


The next season, City was able to exact some sort of revenge on Tottenham. Despite their battle with relegation, City defeated Spurs 4-1 in their Premier League matchup from the previous season.


There were additional players in that game besides Madison who are now on the opposing team. Harry Winks, a City midfielder, began the match for Tottenham in central midfield but was replaced in the 74th minute, so he was forced to watch the drama unfold from the sidelines.


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