Saturday, 02 January 2021 16:21

Staff Reporter.

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Son Heung-min scored his 100th goal for Tottenham as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League against Leeds.

Spurs' first league victory since 6 December lifts them to third in the table, with Leeds remaining 11th.

While Jose Mourinho's side merited their win, Leeds played a significant part in their own downfall.

Goalkeeper Illan Meslier's misplaced pass led to Harry Kane opening the scoring with a penalty after Ezgjan Alioski fouled Steven Bergwijn.

Kane then turned provider, with a curling cross from the right that was swept in by Son at the near post as the hosts doubled their advantage.

While Leeds streamed forward at every opportunity and carved out chances of their own, they often left themselves exposed in defence and were fortunate not to be more severely punished by Mourinho's side.

As it was, Toby Alderweireld's near-post header rounded off the scoring at the start of the second half, with Meslier again culpable as he fumbled the ball over the line.

The only negative of the day for Spurs was the stoppage-time dismissal of defender Matt Doherty for a second booking.

Meanwhile Spurs have criticised three of their players for breaching coronavirus rules by attending a party over Christmas.

A picture on social media shows Argentina forward Erik Lamela, Spain defender Sergio Reguilon and Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso at a party.

"We are extremely disappointed," Tottenham said in a statement.

The Spurs statement added: "We strongly condemned the image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas, particularly as we know the sacrifices everybody around the country made to stay safe over the festive period.

"The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all our players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibilities to adhere and set an example.

"The matter will be dealt with internally."

Lamela has made two Premier League starts this season while Lo Celso has made four.