Sam Allardyce says his Leeds United side made serious mistakes at the worst possible moment as a 4-1 loss to Tottenham sent them relegated from the Premier League.
Leeds fans were hopeful that Allardyce could lead the club to all three points in a must-win game against rocky Tottenham at Elland Road, but it didn’t start well for them as Harry Kane had already scored after two goals. minutes with a nice finish from the edge of the box.
The score remained 1-0 at half-time and Allardyce gave his teams some encouragement at half-time, but two minutes into the second period they conceded again when Kane passed Pedro Porro from the right and the Spaniard cleared Joel Robles.
Jack Harrison gave Leeds hope in the 67th minute with a 12-yard strike, but they re-opened two minutes later as Kane drove down the left wing into the box before curling home, followed by a 95th-minute solo miracle goal by the outgoing Lucas Moura on ending a happy day for the Spurs.
The defeat meant that Leeds’ three-year stay in the Premier League was over, with Leicester City and Southampton joining them in relegation to the Championship and after the match to sports btAllardyce immediately got to the point where it went wrong on his side today.
“We made mistakes and tried to fight our way back but couldn’t find our way in despite 19 shots on goal, only two of which were on target.
“I wanted to walk out today feeling proud, but unfortunately that didn’t happen“.
Leeds will no doubt be keen to return to the Premier League for the first time and Allardyce has been asked if he would like to be manager again next season.
“I can only make such a decision if they still want me and it also depends on what the strategy of the football club will look like. If everything works out between us, we’ll see“.
A brutal end to the season for Leeds but the owner will no doubt be looking for the best way to return to the English top flight as soon as possible.