Leeds United’s 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, was hard fought at Elland Road. Leeds were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 2-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion. Spurs were coming from consecutive wins against Sheffield United and Southampton. After today’s result, Leeds are in 9th place, with 50 points from 35 matches, while Spurs sit in 6th, with 56 points from 35.
The Whites started the first half well, thanks to a goal from Stuart Dallas, 13 minutes in. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Heung Min Son managed to equalize and take the sides off, on 25 minutes at 1-1. Leeds in turn, then responded just before half-time increasing their lead with an effort from Patrick Bamford, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.
Leeds continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Rodrigo Moreno in the 84th minute and seeing the game end 3-1.
Both teams used all available substitutes. For Leeds, Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno and Kalvin Phillips, came on for Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich, Spurs replaced Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Tanguy Ndombele with Dele Alli, Gareth Bale and Giovani Lo Celso.
There were bookings for Robin Koch from Leeds. For Spurs, Sergio Reguilon and Lucas Moura saw yellow.
Leeds will next play Burnley away, with Spurs facing Wolverhampton Wanderers at home.
|Leeds United:||Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale, Pierre Hojbjerg, Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso, Heung Min Son and Harry Kane|
|Tottenham Hotspur:||Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, Ezgjan Alioski, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Tyler Roberts, Robin Koch, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford|
|Goals:||Stuart Dallas (1-0, min. 13), Heung Min Son (1-1, min. 25), Patrick Bamford (2-1, min. 42) and Rodrigo Moreno (3-1, min. 84)|