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Tottenham beat Leeds to deepen Bielsa's crisis with the Peacocks

A stellar game from Harry Kane, in which he also scored again, propelled Tottenham to rise from their earlier stumble and further sunk Bielsa's Leeds United.

Tottenham get back to winning ways after losing in midweek against Burnley.
Tottenham get back to winning ways after losing in midweek against Burnley.

Leeds United are looking worse and worse. After conceding six goals to Liverpool, Marcelo Bielsa's side saw Tottenham put four goals in easily on Saturday.

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In a stretch of barely half an hour, the opening half-hour, Spurs had already got the game back on track and had recovered from the stumble that cost them the defeat against Burnley.

Leeds vs Tottenham Highlights

First, it was Doherty who, after a great pass from Winks, planted himself in the box to beat Ilan Meslier from close range. Five minutes later, Kulusevski, already a key player for Tottenham, received a pass from Doherty, and after a self-pass to enter the box from the right, he beat Meslier with a great shot at the near post.

Two blows too hard for a Leeds side that was already down for the whole match. Even more so when, before the half-hour mark, Kane got on the scoresheet with a great assist from Hojbjerg to beat Meslier with a shot of his left boot.

In search of a miracle that did not come, Leeds wanted to at least close the gap but were met by Tottenham's other genius, a Heung Min Son who combined with Kane to make it 0-4 and become the pair who have scored the most goals in Premier League history.

Not even a rude mistake by Lloris, coming out of the box to try to catch a ball, allowed Leeds a slight smile. When the going gets tough, it is difficult, if not impossible, to turn the tide.

With this victory Tottenham moved up a step to seventh place with 42 points, overtaking Wolverhampton, while Leeds, after their fourth consecutive defeat, remain in 16th place with 23 points, with the risk of being overtaken by Burnley or Everton if they win.

Marcelo Bielsa's stint with the Peacocks is about to end

Bielsa's days with the Whites appear to be numbered, the Argentine coach has lost chemistry with his players and in the last three games, the team has conceded 14 goals courtesy of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Tottenham.

The Argentinean coach has stated that he will not leave mid-season because he is more committed the more adverse the situation becomes.

"The more adverse the situation, the more committed I am to face it," Bielsa told in a press conference. "In these four years I have been here, I have received the same criticisms. This time they are much more justified because what is happening is getting worse. But they are the same problems that we have always had at some point and that we have always been able to overcome," he added.

Bielsa wants to improve but the ultimate decision will be up to Leeds United's directors who will have to see to it that the team stays in the Premier League.

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