Premier League: Spurs suffer blow in Champions League qualification after loss to Leeds United

Premier League: Spurs suffer blow in Champions League qualification after loss to Leeds United

Marcelo Bielsa’s men played the whole of the current campaign without a single defeat against the ‘Big Six’ clubs at the Elland Road.

Tottenham suffered a huge dent in their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League of next season after losing 3-1 to Leeds United away from home. Spurs are now on 56 points, four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea having played one extra.

Victory for Leeds United means they have now reached 50 points mark in the Premier League and also registered 15 wins in a single season since 2001/02.

Stuart Dallas opened the scoring for the home side in the 13th minute when he pounced on from Sergio Reguil├│n’s mistake to smash home into the roof of the net. Son Heung-min equalized for spurs from the counterattack in the 25th minute when he was found by Dele Alli’s through ball, who then finished over the legs of the Leeds stopper.

Harry Kane thought he put his side in the lead when he put the ball in the back of the net only to be ruled offside by VAR by a fraction of margins. Patrick Bamford his side in front again in the 42nd minute when a brilliant passage of play from the team put the ball in the striker’s path, who then tapped home from a close range to make the scoreline 2-1.

Spurs goalkeeper kept his side in the game with a string of brilliant saves in the second half, however, in the 84th minute Leeds put the game out of the visitors’ reach when their two substitutes Raphinha and Rodrigo combined to give the home team two goals cushion.

With only three games left to play in the current season, it looks like Spurs’ quest for Champions League next season is very unlikely. While Leeds United enjoyed their first win against Spurs since November 2001 and their first win against a top 10 side this season.

Next up for Marcelo Bielsa’s men is a trip to Turf Moor next Saturday, while Spurs host Wolves next Sunday.

Match XI

Leeds United: Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Alioski, Robin Koch, Stuart Dallas;
Tyler Roberts (Raphinha), Klich (Phillips), Jack Harrison, Bamford (Rodrigo)

Spurs: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Reguil├│n, Lo Celso (Ndombele), H├Şjbjerg,
Gareth Bale (Lucas Moura), Dele Alli (Lamela), Son, Harry Kane.

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