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Leeds end Tottenham champions league hopes after Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford earn a deserved victory for Marcelo Bielsa’s side

Leeds respond to last weekend’s defeat with a 3-1 victory, which all but ends Tottenham’s hopes of Champions League qualification.

Dallas opened the scoring took advantage of Spurs shocking defending to put Leeds ahead before Son immediately pegged the hosts back in the first half.

Bamford restored Leeds’ lead with a first-half goal and Rodrigo confirmed the three points for the Whites with an emphatic second-half finish past Lloris.

Raphinha dashed down the left and unselfishly slid his pass into the unmarked Rodrigo, who had just replaced Bamford. The Leeds No20 gleefully smashed a first-time finish past Lloris for his first goal of 2021.

In truth, if it wasn’t for Lloris, Bielsa’s men could have won by two or three more goals, given the quality of their performance and the chances they created today.

It was a miserable afternoon for Kane whose hopes of winning a trophy with Spurs seem further away than ever.

He had a goal narrowly ruled out for offside and struck the crossbar with a free-kick but cut a forlorn figure at the end.

Mason, 35 years Marcelo Bielsa’s junior, included Kane, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli as a sign of intent and might have been cheered by Leeds putting Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips on the bench though both had recovered from knocks.

The victory moves Leeds up to ninth and keeps Tottenham five points away from the Champions League qualification spots.

The hosts next travel to Burnley, while Mason’s side will host Wolves as they look to improve on their sixth-place Premier League standing.

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