Football: Leeds' relegation fears intensify after 4-0 thrashing by Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (left) with Leeds United's Welsh midfielder Daniel James during the EPL football match on Feb 26, 2022. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Leeds' Premier League relegation fears intensified after they slumped to a 4-0 defeat at home to Tottenham on Saturday (Feb 26).

Leeds fell apart early on in front of an expectant Elland Road, conceding twice inside 15 minutes as goals from Matt Doherty and Dejan Kulusevski put Spurs in the driving seat.

Harry Kane volleyed home a third in the 27th minute, making Leeds only the second side in Premier League history to concede three or more goals in five consecutive matches in the competition, after Sunderland in November 2005.

Son Heung-min completed the rout late on.

A fifth defeat in their last six league matches for Leeds leaves them 15th in the table, only three points clear of the bottom three, having played three games more than Burnley in 18th place.

Spurs' second successive win on the road moved Antonio Conte's side above Wolverhampton Wanderers into seventh in the standings.

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