Leeds have just beaten Tottenham 3-1 at Elland Road and made it harder for Spurs to qualify for European competitions. Here are some Leeds United vs Tottenham extended highlights.
Click for this video here for the Leeds United vs Tottenham extended highlights, as we explain them below:
The First Half
- The match began, as all Premier League ones, with players dropping to a knee to signify no room for discrimination. Some players even raised a fist to show solidarity toward the Black Lives Matter movement, whose symbol is a raised fist in a circle.
- In the 6th minute itself, Patrick Bamford made the first attempt for Leeds. However, Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dove to deflect the ball.
- The ensuing corner kick also threatened with danger, but the ball flew over the Spurs’ goalpost.
- After some passing in quick, clever jerks, Tyler Roberts had an opportunity to score. But, in the 11th minute, Spurs defenders deflected his shot.
- Just a minute later, in the 12th minute, Stuart Dallas scored the first goal. Sergio Reguilon almost scored an own goal but Hugo Lloris’ reflexes deflected the ball. However, it landed with Dallas, and the Northern Ireland midfielder pounced on the ball from close range.
- In the 17th minute, Leeds defenders blocked Dele Alli’s attempt just in time.
- Alli then found the pitch empty in midfield and the ball at his feet. He advanced ahead and passed to Son Heung-min at the last moment. The striker equalized for Spurs with a fantastic finish.
- Jack Harrison’s lovely play in the 27th minute was saved eventually by Lloris’ equally lovely reflexes.
- Harry Kane was offside for his half-hour goal after Son’s pass, who received a precise pass from Alli. So, it was for vain, though VAR must’ve had a tough time deciding because of how close it was.
- Ezgjan Alioski brought the ball to the goalpost after Leeds players’ quick reclamation of the ball and then superb passing. From his pass, Bamford easily slotted the ball home for Leeds to lead again.
The Second Half
- Kane’s second goal was also offside, this time very clearly so, in the 48th Another brilliant chance six minutes later saw Kane strike the ball just a bit wide. Kane had his head in his heads, lying down- frustrated.
- Son’s two attempts, one a minute later and the other after the hour mark, also went past the goalpost.
- Mateusz Klich then made an attempt of his own but Lloris saved Spurs’ skin with another brilliant jump and save.
- Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier was no less accurate when he deflected a Spurs cross at 70 minutes.
- Kane got a free kick subsequently but he hit the bar.
- Raphinha, in the 84th minute, cleverly made his way up the pitch and made to score. However, with Lloris invested completely in blocking him, he feigned and passed to Rodrigo instead. And the substitute caught the goalkeeper slipping and finished the game in Leeds’ favour.