Reguilon hands Tottenham 2-1 win over Leeds
Sports Desk, Nov 21 (EFE).- The very first goal scored in England by Spain’s Sergio Reguilon handed Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds on Sunday, the first win that the London club has enjoyed in Premier League action since Antonio Conte has been on the squad.
The winning strike came in the 69th minute at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Harry Kane’s shot hit the post, and then the former Real Madrid player secured the rebound and knocked it into the net past Belgian goaltender Ilian Meslier.
The goal culminated the rebound of the team coached by Conte, who debuted on Nov. 4 with a narrow win over Vitesse in out-league play but then had to settle for a draw against Everton before the international break.
Tottenham – which was laboring amid a three-game winless drought in league play – had to make a comeback after, just before the end of the first half, Daniel James took a pass from Jack Harrison and sent the ball past the Spurs’ French netminder, Hugo Lloris, to put Leeds out in front 0-1.
The local response came quickly, however. Just three minutes later on the clock Lucas Moura sent the ball to Pierre Emile Hojbjerg, who tied things up.
Then, it was Reguilon’s turn to score the 2-1 and there the tally remained until the final whistle, putting the Spurs closer to European play at seventh in the Premier League table, even with Wolverhampton, who are sixth, and one behind Arsenal. The team is four points in back of West Ham United, currently in fourth place.
No. 17 Leeds, however, is in danger with just two wins out of their 11 matches so far and two points above the relegation zone with those two points separating the squad from Burnley, which is in the cellar.