The Citizen (Gauteng)

Leeds dent Spurs European quest


London – Leeds beat managerles­s Tottenham 3-1 on Saturday to put a huge dent in their ambitions of securing a coveted Premier League top-four spot.

Son Heung-min cancelled out Stuart Dallas’ early goal for Leeds midway the first half but Patrick Bamford restored the home side’s lead and substitute Rodrigo struck late on.

Spurs remain five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea but now have just three games left – one fewer than their London rivals. “Today was a massive game for us, to lose it hurts. We’ve got to have our full attention on next week now.,” said interim boss Mason.

It means Spurs are almost certain to miss out on playing in Europe’s elite club competitio­n for a second consecutiv­e season and even face a fight to qualify for the Europa League after their first league defeat under Mason. –

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