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Match Recap: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leeds United

Another defeat in London for The Whites, as Spurs run-out 3-0 winners.

Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United - Premier League
Pascal Struijk went up against Harry Kane for much of the match at The New Lane.
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Leeds United were well beaten by Spurs at White Hart Lane as Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Toby Alderweireld grabbed the goals.

The Whites started the game well as both teams looked to set a high tempo. Patrick Bamford had the first chance of the game, meeting a lovely Raphinha cross from the right with his head. The timing of the run to the cross wasn’t quite right though as the ball looped over the bar from the header.

However, Spurs took the lead from pretty much nothing after being gifted a penalty due to a poor challenge from Alioski on the edge of the box. It was a tight call as to whether the challenge was in the box as the officials had a tough time calling it for certain. The spot-kick was given and Harry Kane whacked it down-the-middle emphatically to give Tottenham the lead on the half-hour mark.

Harrison came close with a shot on the edge of the box dipping just over the bar before an odd chance for Bamford arrived soon after. Bamford had the ball on the edge of the box with many Spurs bodies ahead of him. Runners from Leeds pulled them away and all of a sudden Bamford has a free shot at goal from the edge of the box, but his shot was curled into the grasp of the keeper.

Tottenham countered and scored as Kane shrugged-off his marker before lifting a lovely ball into the box for Son who broke between two defenders and tapped the ball into the bottom-right corner from close range.

The third came soon after half-time from a corner-kick, with Alderweireld rising highest for the cross although arguably fouling his marker before heading toward the bottom-right corner, with the keeper not quite able to control it, the ball snuck across the line.

From here Leeds dominated possession and continued to attack but Spurs were comfortable to sit-in and hold onto the three points, with a late red card for Doherty of little concern in this game.

Now The Whites will be looking to shake this one off ahead of the next league game against Brighton at Elland Road, with a trip to Crawley Town in the FA Cup coming up next for Leeds United.