Leeds United have completed the set for unbeaten games against ‘greedy 6’ opposition at Elland Road this season, beating Tottenham 3-1 in a dominant performance.
The Whites started well, with Bamford, Klich, Harrison and Roberts causing the defence problems and testing the keeper. They were well-worth the opening goal when it came on 13 minutes when Harrison opened up some room on the left before drilling an excellent ball across the six-yard box. Reguilon almost scored an own goal, with Lloris saving the poor touch but he couldn’t stop Dallas from steaming in and smashing the ball home from close range.
Stuart Dallas slams the ball home!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2021
Hugo Lloris pulls off a fine save to stop a Sergio Reguilón own goal, but the Leeds man is on hand to score the rebound ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/hgGEntRfAW
But Spurs came back and equalised from nothing, as Son lost his marker and latched on to a good through ball from Dele Alli before lifting the ball over the keeper and wheeling away in celebration.
Spurs then should've taken the lead soon after, as Alli’s first time pass through to Kane opened up another great chance which Kane finished well as he does. The linesman raised his flag for offside, and VAR agreed, but if we’re being honest it’s very harsh and you frankly can’t tell 100% because the margins are so thin.
Tottenham thought they had taken the lead but Harry Kane is ruled offside by the finest of margins— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2021
Dele Alli so close to producing another lovely assist! pic.twitter.com/pnHuxbAxmD
Leeds knuckled down and kept pushing, getting their just rewards as half-time approached. Alioski overlapped Harrison on the left before crossing the ball into the front post, with Bamford getting ahead of the centre-half and finishing well from point-blank range.
42' GGGGGGGOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! PATRICK BAMFORD!!!! YES!!! 2-1 pic.twitter.com/o0QvboEDUp— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 8, 2021
The second-half was quite well-balanced in terms of momentum, as Leeds kept pushing and countering against an improving Spurs team.
Heung-Min Son came close from the left channel of the box and should’ve scored, hitting the side netting. Harry Kane also hit the crossbar as he smashed a close-range free-kick off the top of the goal frame.
Klich and Harrison had Leeds’ best chances of the second-half before substitutes combined to secure the three points for the true Whites. Raphinha was sent through on the left, opening some room before cutting the ball back to Rodrigo who finished really well against the momentum of Lloris who was still recovering his position.
Leeds are deadly when they attack like this!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2021
Rodrygo adds the finishing touches to a lovely team move
The home side now hold a two-goal advantage over Tottenham! pic.twitter.com/9bDY2DEOM4
Overall, a very good performance from Leeds United but you can’t deny the little bit of luck involved in the VAR decision, but a valuable and deserved three points nonetheless. Leeds now look ahead to a trip to Burnley next.