Leeds United faced off against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to grind out a result on their travels. The Whites made a strong start to the game and managed to get their noses ahead in the 44th minute when Daniel James found the back of the net from close range. The visitors went into the half-time break with a narrow 1-0 lead.
Spurs began the second half well and found the equaliser courtesy of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s goal in the 58th minute. Antonio Conte’s men managed to complete the turnaround just 11 minutes later when Sergio Reguilon scored from point-blank range. The contest ended with Leeds United suffering a hard-fought 2-1 loss at the English capital.
Let’s take a look at how each Leeds United player performed during the clash against Spurs.
GK: Illan Meslier – 6/10
The Whites keeper made a couple of solid saves but will be disappointed after shipping in two goals this evening.
RB: Diego Llorente – 7/10
The Spaniard was strong in the air and put in a good display on the defensive end of the field. He even made two good runs with the ball down the right flank.
CB: Kalvin Phillips – 7/10
Phillips timed his tackles well to earn possession back a few times for his side. However, his efforts were not enough for Leeds to get anything out of this game.
CB: Lian Cooper – 6.5/10
He tried his best to keep things tidy at the back and even won his fair share of aerial duels.
LB: Pascal Struijk – 7/10
Struijk didn’t put a foot wrong when defending inside his half. He even made two good chances in the final third.
CDM: Adam Forshaw – 6/10
He made a few inviting goal-scoring opportunities for others around him and got substituted in the 71st minute.
CM: Mateusz Klich – 6/10
Klich struggled to get into the flow of the game and got subbed out close to the hour mark.
CM: Daniel James – 7.5/19
The former Manchester United winger opened the goal-scoring from close range to give Leeds a 1-0 lead at half-time. However, he was a bit lacklustre in front of the opposition goal in the second half.
RM: Stuart Dallas – 8/10
Dallas performed his defensive duties well and made several promising opportunities for his teammates.
LM: Jack Harrison – 7/10
He set up James’ opening goal with a great pass. Harrison also worked his socks off during the 90 minutes.
ST: Joe Gelhardt – 7/10
Gelhardt was a real handful for the Tottenham centre-halves because of excellent running and his hunger to get a few shots in at goal. He got replaced in the dying embers of the game.
CM: Junior Firpo – 6/10
He was a bit sloppy at times but added some energy to Bielsa’s midfield.
ST: Tyler Roberts – 6/10
Roberts lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
RM: Stuart McKinstry – N/A
The youngster didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.