Dominant Spurs deepen Leeds misery

Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Matt Doherty
Matt Doherty’s early strike set Tottenham on their way to only their second win in six league matches

Leeds suffered another damaging defeat in their bid to avoid Premier League relegation as Tottenham secured a dominant victory at Elland Road.

Marcelo Bielsa’s struggling side fell behind after just ten minutes when Ryan Sessegnon broke clear down the left and delivered a perfectly weighted cross for Matt Doherty to sweep home.

Dejan Kulusevski drilled in the visitors’ second before Harry Kane’s composed finish made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark.

Son Heung-min compounded Leeds misery in the second half when he latched on to Kane’s ball over the top of the home defense and beat Illan Meslier with a smart finish.

Robin Koch and Raphinha struck the woodwork for Leeds and Stuart Dallas should have scored a consolation prior to Spurs’ fourth, but the hosts rarely seemed capable of forging a route back into the game as Spurs continued to carve out opportunities on the counter-attack.

The result lifts Tottenham to within four points of fourth-placed Manchester United, while Leeds remain three points above the bottom three. They could drop into the relegation zone if other results go against them on Saturday.

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Leeds United

  1. squad number1player nameMeslier

  2. squad numbertwoplayer nameAyling

  3. squad number14player nameLlorente

  4. squad numbertwenty-oneplayer nameStruijk

  5. squad number3player nameFirpo

  6. squad number5player nameKoch

  7. squad number10player nameraphinha

  8. squad numberfifteenplayer nameDallas

  9. squad number4player nameForshaw

  10. squad number22player nameharrison

  11. squad numbertwentyplayer nameJames

  1. squad number19player nameRodrigo

  2. squad number43player nameKlich

  3. squad number46player nameShackleton

Tottenham Hotspur

  1. squad number12player nameEmersonRoyal
  2. squad number23player nameBergwijn
  3. squad number44player nameScarlett



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Meslier
  • twoAyling
  • 14Llorente
  • twenty-oneStruijkSubstituted forKlichat Four. Five’minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 3FirpoBooked at 54minsSubstituted forShackletonat 79′minutes
  • 5Koch
  • 10raphinha
  • fifteenDallasBooked at 53mins
  • 4Forshaw
  • 22harrisonSubstituted forRodrigoat Four. Five’minutesBooked at 77mins
  • twentyJames


  • elevenroberts
  • 13Klaesson
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 30Gelhardt
  • 35Cresswell
  • 38Summerville
  • 43Klich
  • 46Shackleton
  • 54Kenneh


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1cry
  • 4Rosemary
  • fifteenDier
  • 33DavisBooked at 89mins
  • twoDoherty
  • 5Hojbjerg
  • 8winks
  • 19R SessegnonBooked at 48minsSubstituted forEmersonRoyalat 78′minutes
  • twenty-oneKulusevskySubstituted forBergwijnat 78′minutes
  • 7Son Heung MinSubstituted forScarlettat 87′minutes
  • 10kane


  • 3reguilon
  • 6D Sanchez
  • 12EmersonRoyal
  • 14rodon
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 40Austin
  • 42White
  • 44Scarlett
  • Four. FiveDevine

Craig Pawson



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