in

Tottenham 3-0 Leeds: Kane and Son send Spurs into third

Tottenham 3-0 Leeds United: Harry Kane and Son Heung-min send Spurs into Premier League third as Son scored his 100th goal for Tottenham.

Tottenham 3-0 Leeds Kane and Son send Spurs into third www.theafricanstand.com

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.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

Ericson Mangoli is the founder of African Stand, based in Nairobi Kenya, Ericson leads a splendid group of correspondents, independent writers, investigators, analysts, and supporters from around the globe to run African Stand as a supervisor and the chief editor.

Ericson Mangoli's editorial experience ranges more than 5 years and covers all the sports news, and at times including business and venture, data innovation, legislative issues, strategy, basic freedoms, science detailing, and significantly more.

Kenya reports new 11 coronavirus deaths to begin 2021 www.theafricanstand.com

Kenya reports new 11 coronavirus deaths to begin 2021

Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd Eze pill more misery on Chris Wilder's side www.theafricanstand.com

Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd: Eze pills more misery on Blades