By Daniel J. McLaughlin
This was a game for the neutrals, a series of up-and-downs for the spectators, and an exhausting affair for football commentators and writers.
Although there was nothing really to play for, other than pride, with Tottenham Hotspur already guaranteeing a Champions League spot and Leicester City stuck in ninth place, both sides still offered a thrilling game at Wembley. It was goals galore in the last game of the season, with Spurs and the Foxes netting nine goals between them.
It was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kinda game. The visitors were 3-1 up after 47 minutes, before Spurs mounted a comeback by scoring three goals in 11 minutes to lead 4-3. The Foxes were not giving up yet, adding another to equalise, until Harry Kane scored the winner in the 76th minute.
Jamie Vardy scored the opener with only four minutes on the clock. A free-kick from Riyad Mahrez curled into the box, reaching the England striker who glanced a header in at the far post. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was left flat-footed as he watched the ball land into the back of the net.
Their lead didn't last long when, three minutes later, Harry Kane equalised. Who else was it going to be? Lucas Moura was able to rob the ball from Danny Simpson, and send it to Kane. He burst forward and smashed it past Eldin Jakupović at his near post.
A thunderous effort from Mahrez restored the lead for Leicester. While Kyle Walker-Peters was able to stop Vardy receiving the ball in the box, his soft touch gifted it straight to Mahrez. The Algerian winger hit it first time with power, and there was nothing that Lloris could have done with that blistering shot.
When the teams returned for the second half, the visitors didn't wait long until they added yet another to their tally. With Kelechi Iheanacho fending off challenges from Victor Wanyama in the centre, he made his way to the edge of the box. The Nigerian produced a stunning hit into the top corner from 25 yards out.
Tottenham produced an immediate response. Érik Lamela scored his first goal of the campaign by tapping in at close range from Walker-Peters' low cross in the 49th minute. An unfortunate own-goal from Christian Fuchs drew the teams level again in the 53rd minute. A shot from Lamela deflected in off the Austrian defender.
Lamela scored his second of the game to put Spurs ahead. He was left unmarked as Walker-Peters tormented the Leicester defence again. His low cross found the Argentine in the middle, and he produced a simple finish on the hour mark.
It wasn't over yet, though. A counter attack from the Foxes put the game at 4-4 in the 73rd minute. It was a trademark Vardy goal as he ran behind the Spurs defence, picking up a through ball from Mahrez. The 31-year-old striker smashed his finish into the roof of the net.
His compatriot Kane had the final say as he scored the winner for Tottenham. Kane scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season when he curled his shot in from just inside the penalty box.
Tottenham Hotspur finish in third place, with a spot in the Champions League group stage secured. Leicester City ended their season in ninth, seven points adrift from a place in the Europa League.