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Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leeds United: Harry Kane and Son Heung-min help Spurs return to winning ways

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Son Heung-min’s effort was the 13th time this season that he and Harry Kane have combined for a goal

Son Heung-min scored his 100th goal for Tottenham as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League against Leeds.

Spurs’ first league victory since 6 December lifts them to third in the table, with Leeds remaining 11th.

While Jose Mourinho’s side merited their win, Leeds played a significant part in their own downfall.

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier’s misplaced pass led to Harry Kane opening the scoring with a penalty after Ezgjan Alioski fouled Steven Bergwijn.

Kane then turned provider, with a curling cross from the right that was swept in by Son at the near post as the hosts doubled their advantage.

While Leeds streamed forward at every opportunity and carved out chances of their own, they often left themselves exposed in defence and were fortunate not to be more severely punished by Mourinho’s side.

As it was, Toby Alderweireld’s near-post header rounded off the scoring at the start of the second half, with Meslier again culpable as he fumbled the ball over the line.

It was a welcome outcome for Mourinho, who called the situation around Wednesday’s postponed match against Fulham “unprofessional” and is also likely to have been unimpressed by three of his players breaching coronavirus rules by attending a party over Christmas.

The only negative of the day for Spurs was the stoppage-time dismissal of defender Matt Doherty for a second booking.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
  2. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
  3. Squad number45Player nameCarlos Vinicius

Leeds United

  1. Squad number1Player nameMeslier

  2. Squad number15Player nameDallas

  3. Squad number2Player nameAyling

  4. Squad number21Player nameStruijk

  5. Squad number10Player nameAlioski

  6. Squad number23Player namePhillips

  7. Squad number18Player nameRaphinha

  8. Squad number20Player nameRodrigo

  9. Squad number43Player nameKlich

  10. Squad number22Player nameHarrison

  11. Squad number9Player nameBamford

  1. Squad number7Player namePoveda-Ocampo

  2. Squad number19Player namePablo Hernández

  3. Squad number46Player nameShackleton

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2DohertyBooked at 90mins
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 15Dier
  • 33Davies
  • 8WinksBooked at 54minsSubstituted forSissokoat 76′minutes
  • 5HøjbjergBooked at 85mins
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 28NdombeleSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 78′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10KaneSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 87′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Reguilón
  • 12Hart
  • 14Rodon
  • 17Sissoko
  • 20Alli
  • 25Tanganga
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 30Carvalho Fernandes
  • 45Alves Morais

Leeds

  • 1Meslier
  • 15Dallas
  • 2Ayling
  • 21Struijk
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forShackletonat 64′minutes
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 89mins
  • 18Dias Belloli
  • 20RodrigoSubstituted forHernándezat 65′minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forPoveda-Ocampoat 61′minutes
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 7Poveda-Ocampo
  • 13Casilla
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19Hernández
  • 35Cresswell
  • 46Shackleton
  • 47Jenkins
  • 49Casey
  • 52Huggins

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