Ryan Mason asked whether Tottenham’s top four hopes are now over

Ryan Mason
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Tottenham Hotspur failed to take the chance to climb the table and make up points on their top-four rivals this afternoon as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men took the lead early on in the game, capitalising on some poor defending from Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon, with Dallas slamming it home.

However, Spurs did hit back and looked very dangerous for a 20 minute period, with Dele Alli at the heart of it all.

The midfielder first set up Son for an equaliser and then slid Harry Kane through on goal to dink it over the keeper and make it 2-1. Unfortunately, the latter was ruled out for offside by a toenail, literally.

Leeds eventually took a 2-1 lead into half-time after some more shocking defending from Spurs and, despite the Lilywhites huffing and puffing in the second 45, they failed to score and were caught on the break to make it 3-1.

On whether the top four dream is now over, Mason simply replied (Football London): “I don’t know.

“Look, today is a disappointing result for us. We wanted to come here and win the game. We haven’t done that. That’s very disappointing.

“We have to get over this and we have to work well this week and hopefully get three points next weekend.”

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  1. I’m not sure how he thought we were the better team in the second half or why he made such a moan about the disallowed goal. It was tight, but we rightly lost the game. We were out run, out fought and you would think Leeds were after a top 4 place. Their desire, the battles they won, second balls. All Leeds. Fans moaning Ndombele not on earlier. If he hasn’t been training, he won’t be very sharp. I thought Lo Celso should have been hooked at half time. Hojberg continues to be a shadow of what he was earlier in the season. Kane looks fed up. The last two games he hasn’t seemed too interested. Reguillon and Aurier were terrible. Dier of course showed again how he must go and can never be relied on. Bale was poor too. Only Lloris can hold his head high. He was far too busy. My God, the amount of transfer work needed and we don’t have any money. What a mess!


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