Leeds were the better side all through the game scoring the first goal but still went back home with no points.
Marcelo Bielsa and his players have suffered a very frustrating start to the premier league this season, with the defeat in north London their fourth loss of the league season. Missing a large chunk of their first-choice 11, not much would have been expected from the Whites ahead of kick-off as they faced a Spurs side playing their first home Premier League game under new manager Antonio Conte.
Injury-hit Leeds were keen to spoil Conte’s welcoming party, as Spurs fans provided a rapturous reception for their new manager, the visitors quickly quietened the crowd as they dominated the ball before going on to take the lead through Dan James late in the first half. Tottenham – who were also hoping to see an improved Harry Kane after seven goals in two games for England – ran Leeds ragged at times in the second half with strikes from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon eventually winning the game for the hosts.
The Italian manager has won league titles in his home country and in England with Chelsea and is widely hailed as one of the best managers in the game. Hojbjerg and Reguilion gave the manager his first league win as Harry Kane is still struggling to find his feet in the Premier League this season.
The results leave Leeds 17th in the Premier League table, two points ahead of 18th-placed Burnley.