Vardy proved a persistent menace up front and Mahrez was silky smooth out wide and Spurs were two down by half-time and still refused to give up, which made for thrilling entertainment.
MATCH FACTS AND STATS
Leicester (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel 7; Simpson 6, Morgan 7.5, Maguire 7, Chilwell 6.5; Mahrez 7 (Gray 77), Ndidi 6.5, Iborra 7, Albrighton 7; Okazaki 6. 5 (Choudhury 82); Vardy 7 (Slimani 83)
Subs not used: Hamer, Dragovic, Amartey, King
Goals: Vardy 13, Mahrez 45+1
Manager: Claude Puel 7
Tottenham (3-5-2): Lloris 6; Dier 6, Sanchez 6, Vertonghen 6; Aurier 6, Sissoko 5 (Son 57, 7), Dembele 5.5 (Llorente 69, 6), Eriksen 6.5, Rose 6.5; Alli 6, Kane 7
Subs not used: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Foyth, Lamela
Goal: Kane 79
Bookings: Vertonghen, Lamela
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino 6
Referee: Anthony Taylor 6
Leicester turned back time and secured their first triumph over Tottenham since leaving Filbert Street in 2002 and proceeded with their change under new supervisor Claude Puel.
For Mauricio Pochettino, this was another mistake after away thrashings at Manchester United and Arsenal and a draw at home against West Bromwich Albion.
What’s more, another difficulty for his expectations of making the main four for the third year consecutively.
Tottenham rolled out four improvements to the group held by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday yet were soon constrained back by Leicester’s sure opening.
Hugo Lloris made the principal spare of the night to deny Wilfred Ndidi and Danny Rose, back in the group, cleared a header by Wes Morgan.
Leicester gained great early ground down their left flank and this was the course of assault for the opener, which hushed the upsetting insults about Vardy’s better half Rebekah, who is participating in the unscripted television indicate “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here” set in the wilderness in Australia.
Harry Maguire discovered Marc Albrighton out wide and he cut a go into the space behind Tottenham’s three focus parts.
Vardy sped onto it and as the ball dropped behind him met it with a right-footed volley which hurled the ball with exactness over stricken ‘guardian Lloris.