Leeds United capped off their double-header week with 10 goals conceded, no points collected, and no goals scored; they are now involved in a relegation battle and have reportedly lost their manager, Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds attained an unwanted stat when they equalled Sunderland’s record, losing six matches in a row by three goals or more — they are only the second club to do so when they lost 4-0 to Tottenham at Elland Road.
With Saturday’s four goals let in by Leeds, they’ve now also set the record for the most goals conceded by a club in a single month with 20 goals conceded.
Tottenham punished Leeds on the counter exceptional well
Spurs’ attack punished the home side on the break and could have finished the clash with more than four; believe it or not, Illan Meslier saved them from another ugly beating, as it could have been something similar to or far worse than Liverpool’s 6-0 drubbing of them.
First-half goals from Matt Doherty, newcomer Dejan Kulusevsk and England captain Harry Kane, already put the game to bed. The Whites put up a fight, yes, but were not up for the task in front of goal.
It was not to be with them hitting the upright twice through Raphinha. They also got into good positions in the final third, but just had no end product. They took 19 shots at goal with only three hitting the target.
After their wasteful show in front of goal, Son Heung-min added the final blow in what would become Leeds’ sixth consecutive game losing by three or more goals.
Harry Kane and his partner in crime Son became the most lethal duo in Premier League history; they have the record for the most combined goals in the Premier League with 37 goals, surpassing Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, who are on 36.
Leeds’ second season syndrome in the Premier League is in full swing
They now languish in 16th place on 23 points and are only two points ahead of Burnley who occupy the first relegation spot. They are winless in their last five Premier League outings and can only boast five wins for the Premier League 2021/22 campaign — they have one point from the last five games also.
Things at the back have been terrible, to say the least; they’ve conceded 60 goals in their league run, which is the most by any EPL side and the main reason they are unable to take points or get winning results.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end: Marcelo Bielsa “parts ways” with Leeds
Not long after the loss, it is being widely reported that Marcelo Bielsa has lost his job as the manager of the club and the search for a successor is on.
They are looking at Jesse Marsch from Red Bull Salzburg and Leipzig, to replace him. Some outlets believe he is leading the race while others suggest he is not interested in the job.
"Leeds United have decided to part ways with manager Marcelo Bielsa, 90min understands, with Jesse Marsch set to be handed the chance to keep the club in the Premier League. (Via: 90min.com)"
Sam Allardyce’s name has also been making its rounds but nothing confirmed. He is said to be keen on a Premier League return.