On the last day of the Premier League season, Leeds United was relegated to the Championship after a 4-1 loss to Tottenham at Elland Road. Harry Kane scored twice, and Pedro Porro and Lucas Moura also scored. Sam Allardyce’s team needed to win and relied on other teams’ results to avoid the feared drop after a lousy season, but they couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. Porro cut in from the right wing to get the loose ball and pass it to Son Heung-Min.
Son Heung-Min passed it to Kane, who scored with his first touch of the game with only 91 seconds left on the clock. The home team responded well and should have tied the game before the 10-minute mark. First, Robin Koch had a free shot from eight yards out, but he missed the goal.
Leeds United 1-4 Tottenham: Harry Kane Double Relegates Allardyce’s Whites
Pascal Struijk missed a great chance. Allardyce was in pain on the bench, and the Leeds fans, who made a fantastic atmosphere before the game, could see it on his face. At halftime, the cheers became boos because the team was about to be sent down, and Leicester won at the break. When the game started again, the bad feelings in the crowd only got worse.
Surprisingly, the home team fell asleep again less than two minutes into the second half. Kane turned provider, spun Liam Cooper, and passed the ball to Porro, who scored from a tight angle. When Leicester doubled their lead, and Everton scored first at Goodison, Leeds’ fate seemed sealed. However, in the 67th minute, Leeds got a second chance when Jack Harrison scored with a low shot.
But two minutes later, Kane gave the Spurs a two-goal lead again. At the end of a Tottenham break, he quickly put the ball into the corner for his 30th Premier League goal. If it was his last game for Spurs, it was a perfect way to go out. Lucas Moura is one of the players leaving, and he did it in style.
In the 94th minute, he ran through the Leeds defense and scored a magical goal to end his five-year stay. Even though they won, it was the first time since 2010/11 that Tottenham didn’t qualify for European football. The club is now getting ready for a big summer transfer window, while Leeds will have to pick themselves up and get ready for life in the Championship.