Goals from Harry Kane, Son and Toby Alderweireld helped Tottenham defeat Leeds United to register their eighth win of the campaign and move up to 3rd in the table. Spurs were rarely troubled by Leeds, who failed to score on the road for the first time this season.
Leeds started the proceedings with more possession and moved the ball around in their typical fashion, while Tottenham defended deep in their half awaiting counter-attacking opportunities. Both teams had a couple of half-chances, but couldn’t trouble either of the goalkeepers.
Spurs took the lead in the 29th minute through their captain Harry Kane, who slotted the penalty right down the middle after Alioski brought down Bergwijn in the box. Bergwijn missed a great chance to double Tottenham’s lead after failing to hit the target from 10 yards out.
Leeds continued to probe around Tottenham’s box, but couldn’t find the much needed quality in the final third to trouble Lloris. Harrison and Bamford had a couple of decent chances, but the former’s shot flew just over the bar, and the latter’s effort was straight at the goalkeeper.
Tottenham doubled their advantage in the final minutes of the half through their potent attacking partnership of Kane and Son. Hojbjerg won a loose ball to feed Kane, and the Tottenham captain curled a delicious cross at the near post for Son to sweep it past Meslier and score his 100th goal for the club.
Spurs started second with an early goal through Toby Alderweireld, who flicked his header past Meslier from Son’s outswinging corner in the 50th minute. Despite being 3 goals down, Leeds continued to play their usual game, which allowed Spurs to counter-attack more frequently. Meslier produced a point-blank save from Bergwijn, and later pushed Kane’s shot around the post as Spurs continued to push forward on every opportunity.
Although Leeds had five shots on target, Lloris was hardly troubled throughout the game. In a setback for Spurs, Matt Doherty was sent off late in the game for a second bookable offence.