BBC pundit Alan Shearer explains why Tottenham were lucky not to lose against Leicester

The former Newcastle striker suggests Tottenham were lucky to emerge with a point versus Leicester.

Alan Shearer suggested on BBC's Match of the Day that Tottenham were lucky to leave the King Power Stadium with a point on Saturday, after referee Martin Atkinson made an incorrect decision regarding a should-have-been penalty in the first-half of the match. 

Tottenham broke the deadlock with nine minutes to go when Dele Alli converted Nacer Chadli's cross from close range.However, in-form Leicester winger Riyah Mahrez broke free on the right flank before hitting a reply just 90 seconds later with a fierce left-footed finish.

However, while analysing the game for BBC's Match of the Day, pundit Alan Shearer found himself commenting on an early Jan Vertonghen tackle on Mahrez in the Tottenham penalty area, that he believes should resulted in a foul and a resulting penalty-kick. 

"I think they got away with that one, Spurs. I think that was a penalty," the former Newcastle striker said. 

A successfully converted penalty would have turned the game in Leicester City's favour, perhaps ensuring a third successive victory for Claudio Ranieri's side. 

In a game of very few chances, Tottenham were ultimately lucky not to be punished by the resurgent Foxes, who boast the best form of any team in the Premier League since the latter stages of the previous season. 

A draw at the King Power stadium leaves the Lilywhites in placed 15th in the Premier League table, with just five points, while Saturday's hosts are flying high in second thanks to seven points from a possible nine. 

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