Tottenham have further lost ground in their fight for a place in the Champions League next season, after falling to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Leeds United.

The north London side, currently under the tutelage of former player Ryan Mason on the interim, have only managed two wins in their last six games, the last of which came in the 4-0 thrashing of already-relegated Sheffield United.

Goals from Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo condemned Spurs to a loss in their first away game under Mason, leaving their Champions League hope hanging in the balance.


Leeds controlled proceedings from the start and deservedly took the lead after a couple of missed opportunities in the first 10 minutes.

Bamford's low strike was punched out for a corner in the 7th minute and two minutes later, Pascal Striujk was the culprit this time, as his shot from 12 yards out couldn't trouble Hugo Lloris.

The home team finally made the breakthrough as Dallas stormed in behind to put the ball in the roof of the net. A cross into the 18-yard box, initially came off Sergio Reguilon, then ricocheted back to the path of the grateful Dallas.

The lead will last less than 12 minutes before Heung Min Son levelled proceedings after been put through by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane thought he had doubled Tottenham's advantage in the 31st minute after collecting an Alli's pass which saw him lob Illan Meslier, but the advantage was rescinded for offside.

It was the hosts who would take the advantage. Two minutes before the interval, Ezgjan Allioski on the overlap, fired in a low cross from the byline and Patrick Bamford was well in sight to tap home from the mouth of goal.

Kane was again denied his goal by the offisde flag in the 50th minute after a fine move by Giovanni Lo Coelso found him in the area. Five minutes later, the English man puts another effort wide off the mark.

It was a better showing by Spurs in the second half as they continued their search for the second equalizer of the day.

This time, Serge Aurier made a dazzling run up the field, first beating Raphina, then Allioski to fire home a shot which was deflected and almost caught Meslier unaware, but the young Frenchman was quick to adjust his body to make a save.

It was an unlucky day for Kane as he struck the crossbar with his free kick on the 73rd minute, with Meslier already rooted to the ground, the ball couldn't find its way inside the net.

Leeds will eventually get their third of the day despite playing second fiddle in the second half.


With six minutes left on the clock, substitute, Rodrigo, who had come on in the 79th minute to replace goal scorer, Patrick Bamford, completed the rout. The Spaniard benefitted from a ball across goal by Raphina to fire into the bottom corner. Spurs' player protested that Raphina was offside, but VAR agreed with the referee's decision and the goal stood.

A hard labored three points for Leeds sees them leapfrog Arsenal into 9th place and keeps Tottenham in 7th position, seven points off the last Champions League spot.