Spurs v Leeds United Reserves and Youth match reports
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|28.02.2022||Premier League 2. Home (White Hart Lane) Drew 1-1
A late Jezreel Davies equaliser salvaged a point from this Under-23 game against Leeds United side held at White Hart Lane.
Yago Santiago was giving the Leeds defence a lot of problems in the early stages, putting in a cross that Max Robson was inches away from making contact with and then the winger found J’Neil Bennett in the box, but his shot was pulled wide. Josh Oluwayemi had to be alert, as twice Max Dean broke beyond the Tottenham defence and tested the Spurs keeper, who was up to the task. Marcel Lavinier put in a ball for Santiago that he could not quite reach and then Bennett forced Kristoffer Klaesson into a save.
In what was becoming a recurring theme, with Bennett just failing to get on the end of Lavinier’s ball across goal. However, with an hour gone, Marqes Muir was adjudged to have fouled Dean and Sam Greenwood sent the ball past Oluwayemi to give the visitors the lead in the 61st minute. Responding within a couple of minutes, again, a cross went untouched as Robson went closest to Santiago’s cross. Dermi Lusala’s shot from outside the box brought a save from Klaesson in the 66th minute, while Amari Miller had a great chance for Leeds, but cold only put the ball into the side-netting.
With Jezreel Davies coming on for Robson, it took him eight minutes to grab Tottenham’s equaliser when he jumped highest to meet Romaine Mundle’s free-kick and head past Klaesson with two minutes of normal time left. Spurs could have won it in added time when Bennett raced clear but could only find the side-netting with his shot.
|23.08.2021||Premier League 2. Away (Thorp Arch) Won 4-2
Spurs struck to take an early lead, but were pulled back by the home Leeds United side, before Tottenham bounced back to record a 4-2 away win.
The team they survived a spirited start by Leeds, with Joe Gelhardt going close twice and Charlie Cresswell heading over from a corner, before Gelhardt blocked Josh Oluwayemi’s clearance and squared for Sean McGurk, who looked odds on to score, but the keeper recovered to save what seemed a certain goal. The Yorkshire air suited Tottenham as they grew into the match and with their first shot in the 19th minute, Dilan Markanday took the ball down from an in-swinging corner and hit a low drive to give Spurs the lead. Five minutes on, Dilan doubled the lead, making space in the box to strike the ball into the roof of the net. Bate and White were booked in injury time when they clashed.
Leeds responded and in the 28th minute, Gelhardt volleyed in Sam Greenwood’s far post cross and winger Amari Miller failed with a shot, only to be brought down in the area a minute later by Kallum Cesay, giving Greenwood the opportunity to score from the spot four minutes before half-time, although Oluwayemi went the right way. There was still time left in the half for Markanday to run through and take the ball round the keeper to slip the ball into the goal for his third of the match.
Leeds made a couple of half-time substitutions, with Summerville’s pace providing a threat, but when he had a shot on goal, the Spurs keeper was equal to it. When Josh was beaten, by a bending shot from Gelhardt, the crossbar got in the way to deny the Leeds striker. Oluwayemi then saved from the same player, before Nile John, taking a pass from Matthew Craig, stepped in to curl the ball in off the post coming in from the left on the corner of the area to make it 4-2 with 17 minutes left. There were still chances at both ends, with Mundle forcing Klaesson to tip a shot round the post and Greenwood fired over the Spurs goal without troubling Oluwayemi on this occasion.
Spurs v Leeds United Youth match reports
|06.02.2002||An FA Youth Cup Fifth round match at Elland road saw Spurs return home with a 1-0 win.
With Tottenham dominating the first half, the goal scored by Jamie Slabber in the 29th minute the least they deserved for the performance in the opening 45 minutes. Leeds fought back in the second half, going close to an equaliser with three minutes left, but Spurs held out to go through to the Sixth Round.