Tottenham beating Leeds highlights double act reliance – and three other things we learned

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Tottenham ran out 3-0 winners against Leeds with Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Toby Alderweireld all on target. Jose Mourinho’s side now sit just four points behind Liverpool and Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table. So Express Sport will now take a look at four things we learned from the contest.

Spurs reliant on Son and Kane

Tottenham went into the match against Leeds looking for a return to winning ways after failing to beat Wolves, Leicester, Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

And, inevitably, it was Kane and Son who got them going.

Before Alderweireld’s goal, the duo had provided 79 per cent of Tottenham’s goals in the top flight this term.

And it was no surprise to see the pair back to their best, linking up with each other throughout the contest.

Nine of Son’s 12 league goals have come via Kane assisting and, without them, Mourinho’s side would likely not be as high in the table.

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Goal line technology is great

Technology in football has been a big talking point this season.

VAR continues to stir up debate after debate but there can be no doubting the efficiency of goal line technology.

Alderweireld’s goal just crept over the line and the goal was given because the technology sensed the ball crossed the line.

Obviously, Tottenham were winning at the time and would likely have picked up all three points regardless.

But it’s good to see the technology doing its job. Without it, Mourinho may have had a complaint to make.

Hojbjerg is a general

When Tottenham signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton back in the summer transfer window, some fans were unhappy.

But it was evident against Leeds that the Denmark international is their midfield general.

Hojbjerg was defensively diligent against Marco Bielsa’s side, snarling at Leeds midfielders and giving them very little room to get going.

Him doing the dirty work has allowed Son and Kane to shine this term.

And he’s looking more and more of a bargain with each passing match.

Leeds aren’t all that

Sure, Leeds deserve immense credit for the way they play.

But Bielsa, by adopting an attacking approach against the big sides, looks naive.

This wasn’t the first time – and it won’t be the last – that Leeds’ gung-ho tactics come back to bite them.

They should still do enough to stay up.

But Leeds should tinker with their tactics more if they’re to make sure that happens.

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