Demarai Gray headed a great chance straight at Hugo Lloris as Leicester threatened again early in the second half, with Claude Puel turning to Vardy on the bench before the hour-mark, but the striker saw his penalty comfortably saved by Lloris after Jan Vertonghen was judged to have fouled Maddison.
But Lloris stepped up when it mattered most with an excellent save, a pivotal moment as we went 2-0 up minutes later, giving ourselves a platform to go on and win the game.
Of course, Pochettino wants his full-backs to give his midfield the width it lacks in games like this but when is high, the other should be concentrating more on his defensive duties. Frustratingly for Leicester fans, those two impressive results aside, they have lost five of their last six games in all competitions, including defeats to Newport, Cardiff and Southampton. Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable. When you compare the situation with the penalty [given] against us, unbelievable. I said if he felt good he could take it.
Finally piecing together an incisive raid, Tottenham were furious when Son's penalty appeal ended in a booking for diving after Maguire stuck out a leg to halt the South Korean.More news: How to watch the 2019 Grammys
"I feel very proud", he told Sky Sports.
'I always accept the mistake but I think it was so odd the situation today.
"It was the same referee but now I don't know how he has measured the situation. Come on, we are the most innocent people on the pitch".
Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: "It's unbelievable".More news: GRAMMYs 2019: Dolly Parton's Star-Studded Performance and Tribute
It was not the first time a player has taken a spot-kick in the Premier League immediately after coming on with Wigan midfielder Ben Watson doing so on New Year's Eve in November 2011, sealing a 2-2 draw. We have had a lot of opportunities, not just the penalty.
Tottenham doubled their lead three minutes later as Eriksen collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a fierce shot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Christian Eriksen keeps his place in attack with Heung-min Son also supporting the recalled Fernando Llorente - who leads the line up front in the absence of Harry Kane.
Vardy gave Leicester hope in the 76th minute, pouncing from close-range to convert Pereira's cross in typically predatory fashion.More news: Grammys 2019: Joy Villa dresses as Trump's border wall on red carpet