Tottenham – Leeds was an odd game as Spurs were clinical and Leeds were not, so the hosts ran out of comfortable winners

After much pressure from Leeds, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son ended the chances in the first half and Toby Alderweireld ended the game early in the second half

Spurs’ Matt Doherty was sent off in added time when he received a second yellow card

With the win, Tottenham moved up to 29 points and currently third, while Leeds remains at 23 points

1 The partnership between Kane and Son will break records: They hit the PL record in one season (13) for linking goals and only played 16 of the 38 games that season which is great, Kane thought Son with one perfect ball and Son’s run was perfect The telepathy is extraordinary and Kane and Son will go down as one of the great partnerships in Premier League history The way they have combined over the past 12 months has been mind-boggling

2 Leeds’ freebies created problems of their own: They had so many good opportunities and were a real threat, especially early on, but they were their own worst enemies. Marcelo Bielsa fell over in his famous crouched position when they came up after conceding another goal Going down 3-0 he wouldn’t have been surprised because he keeps telling his Leeds players to play the same way no matter what and even though they are pushing teams further down the table they will go against the smarter ones PL teams at the top solve Kane and Son have ruthlessly exposed Leeds and Bielsa and other top teams until they get a huge improvement in their squad Leeds won’t go much higher than the top 10 until they sound more defensive and they miss defensive players due to injury but they would still play with them on the team like this. More pragmatism is needed to take the next level of pushing Europe range

3 Mourinho’s plan works better against open teams: Spurs again showed that they are very happy to push other teams forward and take the initiative.They look more comfortable playing against teams that are progressing throughout the game and perfect prepared to counter at break and make the most of the space This win and home wins against Man City and Arsenal are perfect examples of that. In recent games, Spurs took a 1-0 lead and sat back, but that was against a team willing to do something similar, leaving Spurs no counter space to hurt Leeds and more attack-minded teams will give Tottenham the counter space they crave and Mourinho’s plan then works perfect The next big challenge is figuring out how to break down deep defensive teams

Leeds got off to a brilliant start when Harrison scored a cross that Raphinha just couldn’t get to goal while shooting into the box a moment later, but Klich shot past Harry Kane pounded over after a nice teamwork between him and his son, when Spurs started slowly

Hojbjerg hit a shot on goal that Illan Meslier easily saved, but then Patrick Bamford nodded when Raphinha selected him

Leeds missed a penalty when they began to dump the ball cheaply behind, with Alioski messing Bergwijn and Kane home with a foul

Toby Alderweireld and Kane walked close after a good job from Hojbjerg when Leeds started sloppily taking possession of the ball as Bergwijn shot past At the other end, Leeds kept streaming forward but Harrison and Bamford failed to convert Son showed them how Kane picked him with a wonderful passport and the South Korean his 100 Goal scored for Tottenham

Tottenham took a 3-0 lead at the start of the second half when Tanguy Ndombele shot for a corner after a quick free kick and Alderweireld finished 3-0 with a header that Meslier couldn’t keep from

Meslier then denied Bergwijn when Spurs threatened to score the goal and the Leeds goalkeeper also denied Kane

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