Leeds United 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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Patrick Bamford scored for Leeds United looking at England manager Gareth Southgate to help eliminate Tottenham’s European chances.

Stuart Dallas put Leeds ahead of his eighth league goal of the season in a spectacular Elland Road game. 

The Northern Ireland midfielder striking the distance after Hugo Lloris‘s inadequate response defended Sergio Reguilon from netting.

The lead lasted 12 minutes, Son Heung-min equalizing with a clinical finish after Dele Alli was allowed. Furthermore, before threading a clever pass into South Korea forward’s the path he was allowed to run unchallenged.

But Leeds responded with Bamford, who beat Ezgjan Alioski before his replacement. Rodrigo confirmed that the Spurs’ first defeat in three games under interim manager Ryan Mason.

On a frustrating day for the Spurs, Harry Kane scored two goals off the offside. And hit the bar from the free-kick. 

At the same time, Illan Meslier took a good save to block Serge Aurier’s deflected effort.

The Spurs in sixth place are five points adrift of fourth place with three games left, with their top teams. – West Ham and Chelsea – with games in hand.

Leeds, who started the weekend in 11th place, has moved up to Aston Villa and Arsenal. Both are playing on Sunday – will enter ninth.

Will Bamford get the Euro 2020 call?

Southgate, who will make his name in the months leading up to the Euro 2020 Championship, was on Elland Road to see Bamford score his 15th Premier League goal of the season.

Earlier in the season, Southgate said Bamford would be called up but opted for Olston Watkins of Aston Villa.

Countries allowed to select a squad of 26 players instead of the 23 regular ones in this summer’s tournament. The former Chelsea player is likely to be in England’s first match at the age of 27.

Leeds player Patrick Bamford (Source The Athletic)
Leeds player Patrick Bamford (Source: The Athletic)

He has been key to Leeds’ strong comeback in the top flight. And he was in the proper position to score his team’s second goal during his hard work as a Marcelo Bielsa side.

Their return to the Premier League has been memorable. Leeds dropped four points from Manchester City. 

It got selected as champions, won by faith in third-placed Leicester. And they had played exciting football throughout the season.

This extraordinary performance was another highlight as they scored three or more goals in one game for the eighth time. They could have succeeded with good genes.

At 1-1, Lloris has had produced a one-handed save to keep out Jack Harrison. And the Spurs goalkeeper later had denied Mateusz Klich at 2-1. 

Before Moreno’s goal, after a superb run and passed by the returning Raphinha, settled it.

The result means Leeds will finish the season unbeaten at home. In the league against the so-called big six.

Will the Spurs make Europe?

The defeat was Tottenham’s second defeat since sacking Jose Mourinho last month. The 2020-21 season is going to be their 13th season without a major trophy. 

And after losing a match to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final, they are now in danger of missing out on a place in Europe.

With Mourinho reviving Italy in Rome, Spurs’ demand for a permanent manager looks set to intensify in the off-season.

Team Tottenham (Source: Evening Standard)
Team Tottenham (Source: Evening Standard)

Anyone in charge is facing a monumental task.

Question marks remain the future of England captain Kane when Gareth Bale has only three games left before returning to Real Madrid.

Tottenham’s next manager will be the 10th permanent appointment made of Daniel Levy’s 20 years as chairman. You need to find the right one.

After beating Southampton and sending Sheffield United home under Mason, this was negligence against Leeds.

The hosts were very energetic and on the move after Aurier failed to cut the cross. 

Eric Dier’s inconspicuous header sparked a movement that led to Bamford scoring Leeds’ second goal.

The fourth place looks like the potential hope for the Spurs now. And the sixth place will be seventh if Liverpool beat Southampton at Anfield earlier in the day.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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