Tottenham Hotspur played in a Premier League fixture against Leeds United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday after their postponed fixture against Fulham. They won it comfortably by a 3-0 margin.
Son Heung-Min scored his 100th goal for The Lilywhites after he scored the second goal. The other two were scored by Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld. Jose Mourinho met Leeds for the first time in his long managerial career.
This loss for Leeds United by 3-0 means they have conceded 33 goals in 17 games almost twice a game aggregate. They have now conceded 2nd most goal in the league behind West Brom who conceded 35 in 16 games.
With this win Tottenham move up to 3rd, they now got 29 points in 16 Premier League games and Leeds are now 11th with 23 points in 17 games.
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leeds United Team News:
Tottenham Hotspur made 2 changes from the last match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jose Mourinho changed the system from 3-4-1-2 to 4-2-3-1.
Toby Alderweireld came in for Davinson Sanchez and Steven Bergwijn started in place of Sergio Reguilon, and Harry Kane lead the line for Spurs.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa made no change from their big victory against West Brom and Patrick Bamford started as a lone striker for Leeds.
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leeds United Match Analysis:
The game started with an entertaining aaproach as both teams tried to create opportunities. But neither team created big chances in the first 25 minutes.
Leeds dominated the position but they couldn’t trouble Hugo Lloris. Patrick Bamford had few half chances but he could not convert any of those.
Spurs opened their account from a stupid foul from Leeds left-back Ezgjan Alioski in the box and referee David Coote gave the penalty. Harry Kane made no mistake to score from the twelve yards.
Just before the break Son Heung-Min doubled the lead for Spurs a great delivery from Kane. The famous duo combined yet again for Tottenham.
Straightway after the break, Alderweireld added the third goal for Tottenham from a corner and nailed on to the coffin of Leeds United.
As the game grew old Leeds become very sloppy. They put pressure on Tottenham at the back end of the match but couldn’t break the Tottenham defence.
On the 92nd minute Spurs defender, Matt Doherty conceded red card which can be a bad thing in a very good victory.
Harry Kane(CF) – (8/10)(Tottenham Hotspur): Took the penalty excellently and gave a great pass for Son for the 2nd goal.
Son Heung-Min(LW) – (7.5/10)(Tottenham Hotspur): Took the chance calmly and finishing was excellent. Worked hard defensively as well.
Patrick Bamford(CF) – (5/10)(Leeds United): He wasn’t at his game tonight. He may be left his goal-scoring boots in the dressing room. Missed few chances and also he didn’t look threatening.
Tottenham will play at home against Brentford in their next match in the Carabao Cup semi-final on 5th January and their next match in Premier League is away to Aston Villa on 13th January.
Leeds’ next League match is against Brighton & Hove Albion at home on 16th January.