THE LAST ROUND
Spurs got the better of Leeds when these two met in January but the score-line rather flattered Mourinho’s men.
It was also a good day at the office for Hueng-Min Son as the Tottenham forward became a centurion with the club.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men came flying out the blocks and it only took four minutes for his team to register their first shot of the game albeit hitting the side-netting.
But then 25 minutes later, the same man who missed the target for Leeds in Ezgjan Alioski, fouled Steven Bergwijn on the edge of the area and a penalty was controversially given.
Harry Kane stepped up and made no mistake by smashing the ball past Illan Meslisr for his 10th league goal of the season.
The Leeds camp was furious with the decision which made them work even harder to grab the equaliser.
However, the visitors received a further dagger to the heart when on the 43rd minute, Kane turned provider, curling in a cross for Son to sweep home his 100th career goal for the club.
That was also Son and Kane’s 13th time combining for a goal this campaign, a joint record in the history of the league.
Leeds had no choice but to come out after the interval and throw the kitchen sink at Spurs in their extravagant style.
But unfortunately, those tactics left gaps at the back for the home side to exploit and Toby Alderweireld rounded off the game when he got on the end of Son’s corner five minutes into the second half.
The Whites were still putting up a fight, as they usually do, but the deficit was too big of a gap to overturn.
Matt Doherty received a second yellow card in stoppage time for a reckless lunge on Pablo Hernandez to put a little negativity on the team performance.
Other than that, Jose Mourinho was proud of how his side handled themselves.